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Old 07-09-2008, 08:51 PM
 
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My family and I live in a very nice area of Trenton, called Glen Afton. It is a beautiful and safe neighborhood. We were renting in Hopewell, but could not afford a house bigger than a shoebox in that community. If the prices were equal would I live in that or one of the other lovely small towns in Mercer county? Absolutely! But that being said not all of Trenton is a pit as everyone else ignorantly states. There are many families here, of diverse ethnic and social backgrounds, mainly middle class. We have many teachers, professors, artists, police officers and fire fighters. We have many community activities. So, if you have children and intend to send them to private school, or work in a good school system, the quality of life here is pretty darn good for the money. You can look up the neighborhood webiste, GlenAfton.org. Another thing you cannot get in one of the burbs: all roads lead to and from Trenton, making commutes very simple. Good Luck and Happy hunting!
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:10 PM
 
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I have been reading these message boards, is there no police visibility? Is there anywhere the police "hang out" after hours? Is it really that bad?
Yes. Anywhere outside the city limits.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:13 PM
 
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My family and I live in a very nice area of Trenton, called Glen Afton. It is a beautiful and safe neighborhood. We were renting in Hopewell, but could not afford a house bigger than a shoebox in that community. If the prices were equal would I live in that or one of the other lovely small towns in Mercer county? Absolutely! But that being said not all of Trenton is a pit as everyone else ignorantly states. There are many families here, of diverse ethnic and social backgrounds, mainly middle class. We have many teachers, professors, artists, police officers and fire fighters. We have many community activities. So, if you have children and intend to send them to private school, or work in a good school system, the quality of life here is pretty darn good for the money. You can look up the neighborhood webiste, GlenAfton.org. Another thing you cannot get in one of the burbs: all roads lead to and from Trenton, making commutes very simple. Good Luck and Happy hunting!
If I did not have school-age children I would have considered Mill Hill, Glen Afton, Hiltonia, Berkeley Square or Cadwalader Heights. I still considered it 8 years ago, but just couldn't get past the gang influence on the school-age youth.
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:30 AM
 
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Smile Trenton is a decent place to live!!!

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That's a Real good idea...you should take your own advice; here's the OP.

"My husband is being transferred to Trenton and I have two children. I need to know where the nicer areas of town are to relocate? Please Help! "

The question from some out of towners wasn't about where do I get a great pizza( De Lorenzo's) or a burger(Rossi's) etc. etc. It should be responded to with....

" There are NO nicer areas of Trenton.! "

The rest is all feel good non-sense...
While I will agree that it might have a good school district, the rest is wrong. I bought here a year ago and I love my home and my neighbors. I go out walking and never have a problem. I try and support the businesses in the city and talk to everyone I meet. Like all cities yes there are areas that you don't go to. And yes I've lived in large cities all my life and there are always areas that are bad. I have a friend that lives in a great area and it is supposedly very close to gang activity but he has never had a problem. So we want and need more people moving into the city that will help brings thing back and the negative ones can keep right on going.
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Old 02-01-2010, 10:27 AM
 
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I'm looking in a few of these "nicer" areas now. I have to say, I feel completely safe in Hiltonia and Glen Afton, and even in Cadwalader Estates, and would raise children there too, so long as I was putting them through Catholic (or some other safe option) schools. If I had no kids, I wouldn't hesitate to live there.

I also like Mill Hill a lot, but I wouldn't raise children there. Great folks in the neighborhood, but it's just too small and too close to criminal elements. I also worry about the safety of my wife after hearing about a vicious rape that occurred there last October, so I'm not crazy about having her deal with that threat looming, however unlikely (it shocked this typically very safe neighborhood).

So what do you folks think about raising kids in a Glen Afton or Hiltonia, and schooling them out of town, in a Catholic school right down the road from my job in suburban Mercer Co.?
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:42 AM
 
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i feel so much for badfish. he's stuck with jersey idiots
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:16 PM
 
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I work in Trenton in a home on the island and it is beautiful.
I look out of the windows and see the Delaware River.
The homes are cheap,and there is a park with rivers there.
I see all ethnicities there too.

Mill Hill seems cheap too,and nice to boot.
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