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Moving to New Jersey: purchase a house, traffic, Criminal Justice course, affordable, housing.

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Old 10-22-2007, 09:46 AM
 
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I'll speak for Mercer Co.
There is Princeton, of course, Rider Un., The College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison and Rutgers (in Middlesex) is 20 minutes up the road. There is also Mercer Co. Community College (good for 2 years of pre-university transferable classes- if that's where you are).
With kids in elementary school, you will have more rental options. The elementary schools in Lawrenceville, Ewing and Hamilton are fine and you will have several years to chose a high school.
Your rental budget will be a challenge. I would look in the above named school districts for rental options.
Best of luck!
I agree with the Mercer County suggestion and the schools mentioned. Housing costs north of Mercer (meeting your drive request) will increase dramatically. Hamilton train station provides easy access to NY. South Jersey has some better housing values, but is further from your NY target. Nice emerging areas are Robbinsville/Allentown areas.

If you lived in NY and Philly, you would be familiar with general cost/tax/government problems you still have to deal with in NJ. Schools are generally much better than Philly.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Southern New Jersey
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I can understand that you'd like to be closer to family but I think that living within an hour of NYC you will have a difficult time finding a home to rent for what you're looking for. My advice is to stay out of New Jersey. The Pocano area of PA is taking off and if you're near I-80 I think it's a short drive to the city.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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My advice is to stay out of New Jersey.
So many people say that but I haven't seen too many posts where people who are thinking of moving there actually change their minds. I wonder if it's like that kid thing where when people tell you not to - you want to do it even more?
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