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Old 11-15-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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I know that there's good and a bad parts in all areas. With SP do you know where is the good and bad part of town? we're looking to get a place around 7th street near arbor elementary school. Any inputs will be appreaciated.

Thanks!
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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I know that there's good and a bad parts in all areas. With SP do you know where is the good and bad part of town? we're looking to get a place around 7th street near arbor elementary school. Any inputs will be appreaciated.

Thanks!
This area is actually Piscataway, not South Plainfield. At that, of all the areas in Piscataway I would rank this the least desirable area and it is very close to the city of Plainfield. While not in-your-face bad, I would consider it rather unstable and rundown. Piscataway schools are pretty good, albeit very mixed in all aspects. Overall this town's demographic leans more toward lower-middle/upper-working class in comparison to the mostly middle to upper-middle class towns in the Middlesex County area. Not a bad town to look in by any stretch, but I would look in a different area in P-way, like maybe the other side of 287. It is a very diverse area.

As for South Plainfield, again it is a mostly blue collar town. Schools are OK from what I have seen. It is much smaller than Piscataway, and it definitely does not have any areas that are as undesirable or sketchy as the Arbor area of P-way near the Plainfield border.

I would look next door in Edison. It is a little more "upscale" and the schools are better, although you will have to deal with the notorious traffic in the area, but that is really the only negative, and the "all built out" syndrome and lack of open space.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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Thanks, I didn't even know that that part of town is already Piscataway. We're not exclusively looking at SP, we're also considering Colonia, Iselin are as well. I know you have to have other options when you're searching for a new home. Thanks again!
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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Thanks, I didn't even know that that part of town is already Piscataway. We're not exclusively looking at SP, we're also considering Colonia, Iselin are as well. I know you have to have other options when you're searching for a new home. Thanks again!
Colonia and Iselin are sections of Woodbridge, the next town over from Edison. I would definitely rather live in one of these neighborhoods than that part of Piscataway.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:32 PM
 
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Thanks! do anyone know which are of SP is in a flood zone? i only know that little creek by cedarbrook ave that leads to spring lake. Does any one know is that creek overflows?
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