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Old 10-08-2007, 11:33 AM
 
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Anyone know about this Neighborhood:Custer Avenue, west of JFK Blvd.
(this is the very south west end of JC right by the Bayonne border and close to Rt. 440. New, very nice and affordable townhouses are going up among pretty recent townhouses and 2-family homes. Some people have been very down on Greenville. Anyone have experience in this area?
How's the commute by bus up JFK to the PATH? Is this area in transition?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.


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Old 10-08-2007, 05:19 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Cutter, Having lived in Jersey City for over 35 years and been in and out of the city for 50 years and worked in the inner city for approx. 30 years I would consider that area of Jersey City. An old general rule of thumb was west of Kennedy Blvd. less crime more desirable. Culver Avenue borders Jersey City State College, 2 blocks to the new Jersey City light rail station, 2 blocks from Rt. 440 and a half mile to the NJ Turnpike. Parking is tight as the peolpe from the college take all the free parking in the streets. Public schools can be on the tough side but there are a lot of Catholic and private schools in the area. Feel free to give me a direct message for any other questions. Tommy.
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:31 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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Cutter, I gave you a response about Culver Avenue not Custer. Custer ave is two blocks north of the Bayonne border. Same thing its west of Kenn. Blvd. Newer decent area. Only thing that would possibly deter me is the Curries Woods housing development about 2 blocks away. It was extremely bad 20 years ago but the federal govt. realized that you cannot put 1,000 people jammed into a 15 story highrise public housing unit. There was a population of over 8,000 people crammed into that dev. at one time. They knocked down most of the highrises and they put in 3 story ranch developments. Crime has dropped drastically and it seems that people take more care of the units now. Go for it.
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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I would say NO.
Jersey City gets attention because it has taken big business from NY and brought it into the Downtown area, but for the most part JC is a crime laden City.
The Greenville section of JC is just awful. I worked in JC up until 2001 and my in-laws still live there, and I avoid JC like the plague.
You will have no place to walk and no place locally to go grocery shopping.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:01 PM
 
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Dolphinfan, I don't live in JC anymore but I work there. Its not that bad.
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