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Old 10-02-2007, 01:38 PM
 
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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!
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:48 PM
 
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If you've got kids, the last thing you want to do is live in Trenton- the school district is horrible (Well, the town is general is pretty horrible, but even moreso the schools).

You should look in the surrounding communties- places like Lawrenceville, Hamilton, and even some areas over the river in PA like Yardley.

Bob
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:38 PM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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Trenton is a city in the very early stages of a transition after a long period of decline. There are pockets of neighborhoods that are nice (Glen Afton, Hiltonia, Mill Hill, certain sections of Chambersburg, etc...) but Bob is right, the schools are a mess. I would look in the areas he recommended, but don't be afraid of the city either. There are a lot of great restaurants, a growing arts/theater scene, etc... With time, smart growth policies, etc...Trenton will once again be a vibrant place, but right now most of the folks who are moving in are childless couples who want to help change the city and don't have to worry about the school system.
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:38 PM
 
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Consider the following: Florence, Chesterfield, or Mansfield. All of these towns are in Burlington County (better school systems) and are less expensive than any place in Mercer County. Rt 206 is in proximity to these towns and offers you easy access into Trenton via Rt 295 to Rt 195.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:56 PM
 
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Default trenton

Trenton + Best Anything = oxymoron
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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The school district is really bad. If you will send your kids to a private school, then you do have options...Mill Hill, certain areas of Chambersburg and Hiltonia. But the surrounding 'burbs are your best bet. Pennington, Hopewell, and Robbinsville/Washington Twp. are all good, and the sides of Hamilton, Ewing, and Lawrence furthest from Trenton are decent. Burlington County is a popular choice because while it's a bit further it is also a bit more affordable. I personally thing East Windsor is going to really see some home appreciation over the next several years; it's not a bad commute to the southern section of Trenton but if your husband is going to be working downtown or in the northern part of the city I would recommend not moving out that far.
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:27 PM
 
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Default that's a good one

If you have children, please don't even drive through Trenton. Hopewell, Pennington, or Robbinsville are the way to go.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:55 PM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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If you have children, please don't even drive through Trenton. Hopewell, Pennington, or Robbinsville are the way to go.
Let's not get over dramatic now I've been frequenting Trenton restaurants after dark all my life and never had a problem.
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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Let's not get over dramatic now I've been frequenting Trenton restaurants after dark all my life and never had a problem.
it's just a matter of time
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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Let's not get over dramatic now I've been frequenting Trenton restaurants after dark all my life and never had a problem.
over dramatic ?? Let's stop the BS...Trenton makes it to the top 20 list of most violent cities in the US for good reason. it's EXTREMEMLY irresponsible of anyone on here to paint Trenton as anything but violent. The facts year after year speak loud and clear...stay away !!.
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