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Old 01-20-2013, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I'm considering Kenilworth among towns within my real estate search. I'm looking for a down to earth middle to upper middle class town in suburban NJ. I'm wondering some of the following:

Is this a safe town? (this is my number one priority)

How would you describe the socioeconomic status make-up of this town?

Is this a diverse town?

Is this town prone to flooding?

I plan on sending my kids to private school, so public schools are not a priority to me.

Any feedback on this town would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Safe, relatively yes, meaning you could probably leave your car open 99% of the time and not expect any problem.
Economics, middle to upper middle.
Diverse, I think it is diverse enough, meaning I don't think anyone has ever had a problem moving there.
Flooding, virtually none I know of, in the last 2 big storms I am not familiar with any flooding in Kenilworth.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:39 PM
 
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I couldn't have said it better than the poster above . Its exit 138off the Pkwy .Stay away from the area towards roselle though
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:14 AM
 
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I would not consider it upper middle class, definitely more of a working class town. Relatively safe, and pretty awful schools but if you're doing private school thats not as big a concern, just realize it will drag down the value of your house (though you'll probably be able to buy pretty cheap). It was pretty heavily Italian/Irish 10-15 years ago, i think its still similar. People there did seem to have a large sense of town pride, for what its worth.
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