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Old 11-29-2007, 07:50 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Yes absolutely. It's an amazing place to grow up in.... until you grow up and are given two choices 1) move far away 2) live with parents.

The only way someone 20-40 can live here independently is if they win the lottery, inherit a ton of money, or make over $200,000 a year...and how common is that?
and yet...millions of people here do just that without hitting the lottery or make $200K a year....
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:23 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Yes absolutely. It's an amazing place to grow up in.... until you grow up and are given two choices 1) move far away 2) live with parents.

The only way someone 20-40 can live here independently is if they win the lottery, inherit a ton of money, or make over $200,000 a year...and how common is that?
It's swinging in the opposite direction again. House prices went up, almost everybody was priced out and now.......there is no-one to buy and prices have to drop to meet the market.

Course, that doesn't solve the tax problem....
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:39 AM
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Location: Bergen County
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and yet...millions of people here do just that without hitting the lottery or make $200K a year....
Absolutely true... I don't know why people are saying you have to make
$200K a year to live here. It's BS. I have so many friends who live in upper Bergen County and don't make that much. And they are fine. They don't live in McMansions but they have decent homes, they take their kids on vacations, they eat out, they buy new clothes...

Bergen County is expensive but not impossible.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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To address the OP's issue. $300k "near" Allendale. You will need to look in like Wayne, Wanaque, Ringwood or Mahwah and even then 300k will be hard to or maybe impossible to find.
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:55 PM
 
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and yet...millions of people here do just that without hitting the lottery or make $200K a year....

Yeah some people make it on $50k a year. They are the people who bought a house here 15+ years ago.

What i was trying to explain was it's near impossible to move in from somewhere else. It's also hard for people who grew up here to move into a house in town.

And there aren't millions of people living in Allendale..::
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:43 PM
 
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Passaic County, NJ will be a more reasonable place to start looking with a budget of $300K; also remember to factor in taxes, home insurance in your budget so you don't have any unhappy surprises.

Unfortunately in Bergen County, $300K will buy you an uninhabitable shack or something close to uninhabitable in quality (or lack thereof). Wanaque is a nice little town as mentioned by others. Good luck!
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:54 AM
 
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And there aren't millions of people living in Allendale..::
Start banging your head against the wall...it's fruit-less to get into a discussion with people who make claims that just aren't true.
If you want to move to Allendale, New Jersey you better be making near $200,000 a year to own a home (or fix up a shack) AND afford the taxes. Tell the truth, people!

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Passaic County, NJ will be a more reasonable place to start looking with a budget of $300K; also remember to factor in taxes, home insurance in your budget so you don't have any unhappy surprises.

Unfortunately in Bergen County, $300K will buy you an uninhabitable shack or something close to uninhabitable in quality (or lack thereof). Wanaque is a nice little town as mentioned by others. Good luck!
Now, there's some decent advice! Good for you!
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:41 AM
 
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Yes absolutely. It's an amazing place to grow up in.... until you grow up and are given two choices 1) move far away 2) live with parents.

The only way someone 20-40 can live here independently is if they win the lottery, inherit a ton of money, or make over $200,000 a year...and how common is that?

exactly. things were out of control. they still are to some degree. Prices really need to continue to come down to a reasonable level
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Old 04-01-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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the median household income for Allendale was $130,398 in 2007.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:59 PM
 
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So where did you end up moving? Do you like it?
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