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Old 10-01-2007, 06:07 AM
 
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Hello, first time on here. I was hoping for some guidance.

Can anyone name some towns in NJ that meet the following requirements:

1) about one hour - 1.5 hours (without traffic) to NY/Queens area
2) upper middle -higher end area with great property values, larger homes
3) sewer system preferably
4) amazing school system
5) safe!
6) beautiful family oriented town, well kept houses
7) at least half acre or acre properties
8) community feel
9) not bordering bad towns, a good town sandwiched b/w other good towns
10) not near industry, enviromental hazard type areas
11) pretty quiet
12) not congested
13) cute village/shopping area would be nice
14) not too far from malls, restaurants, etc
15) price range anything under high 900's
15) taxes generally not more than 17,000
16) IGpools allowed
17) high predominance of professionals
18) Christian/Catholic predominance or slightly mixed19) not near any landfills/sewage tx plants
20) not prone to flooding
21) some young families or young families moving in

Whew, that is a tall order...does such a town exist?

I am really lost when it comes to NJ. The only parts I know are Atlantic City and the NJ Shore area. But I want to learn more.

Thanks !

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Old 10-01-2007, 06:58 AM
 
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Millburn/Short Hills, Westfield, Florham Park, Randolph- all will fit most or all of your requirements.

Bob
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:26 AM
 
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What about Holmdel or Rumson?
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:29 AM
 
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Hunterdon County
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:31 AM
 
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I know of someone who recently moved from Queens to Emerson. He commutes back to Queens every day and is very happy about the move. However, I would recommend towns like Wyckoff, Allendale, Franklin Lakes, Ridgewood and especially Glen Rock. Good Luck.
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:07 AM
 
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Hello, first time on here. I was hoping for some guidance.

Can anyone name some towns in NJ that meet the following requirements:

1) about one hour - 1.5 hours (without traffic) to NY/Queens area
2) upper middle -higher end area with great property values, larger homes
3) sewer system preferably
4) amazing school system
5) safe!
6) beautiful family oriented town, well kept houses
7) at least half acre or acre properties
8) community feel
9) not bordering bad towns, a good town sandwiched b/w other good towns
10) not near industry, enviromental hazard type areas
11) pretty quiet
12) not congested
13) cute village/shopping area would be nice
14) not too far from malls, restaurants, etc
15) price range anything under high 900's
15) taxes generally not more than 17,000
16) IGpools allowed
17) high predominance of professionals
18) Christian/Catholic predominance or slightly mixed19) not near any landfills/sewage tx plants
20) not prone to flooding
21) some young families or young families moving in

Whew, that is a tall order...does such a town exist?

I am really lost when it comes to NJ. The only parts I know are Atlantic City and the NJ Shore area. But I want to learn more.

Thanks !
Definitely make sure you put Westfield is on your list
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:17 AM
 
Location: NJ
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westfield, summit, short hills, madison, chatham, mendham, chester, long valley, mountain lakes, ridgewood, wyckoff, franklin lakes, upper montclair, glen ridge (although the latter 2, depending on your house, may have taxes over $17K), millburn, holmdel, rumson, princeton, montgomery - the world is your oyster!
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:29 AM
 
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Definitely make sure you put Westfield is on your list

I know Westfield. I have been there, I forgot to mention. Very nice but lot sizes are not half acres or more, no?
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:19 AM
 
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Upper Bergen county-Franklin Lakes, Allendale, Hohokus, Wyckoff, Park Ridge, Upper Saddle River, Saddle River and Woodcliff Lake. I'm not sure about the commute, but you can't go wrong in these communities. These towns basically border eachother, so one neighborhood is just as nice as the other. Malls are everywhere and your property will hold its value. Good luck!
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:43 AM
 
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If you are looking for bigger lots, like you specified, and commuting 1.5 hours, plus safe and non-congested, consider Sparta in Sussex County. It's expensive, to be sure, but it seems to satisfy all of the 21 criteria you specified.
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