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Old 01-17-2008, 06:46 PM
 
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I've heard not such great things about Plainfield but I'm wondering about the area called Plainfield's Van Wyck Brooks Historic District.
Can anyone tell me anything about it?
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:12 AM
 
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Here is a webpage about it: Van Wyck Brooks Historic District: "An Architectural Walking Tour"

It's a nice area of Plainfield; a mix of older people, gay couples, and African-American professionals and their families. The homes there are probably 1/2 the price of comparable homes in the surrounding towns due to the (poorly perceived) school district. If you don't have kids, lots of Plainfield is a good deal and pretty central to a lot of shopping and jobs.
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:12 AM
 
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Here is a webpage about it: Van Wyck Brooks Historic District: "An Architectural Walking Tour"

It's a nice area of Plainfield; a mix of older people, gay couples, and African-American professionals and their families. The homes there are probably 1/2 the price of comparable homes in the surrounding towns due to the (poorly perceived) school district. If you don't have kids, lots of Plainfield is a good deal and pretty central to a lot of shopping and jobs.
Ah, but I do have kids. Two actually. One who is a special needs munchkin even...
Sigh...suppose we will keep looking...
Thank you...
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:27 AM
 
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Ah, but I do have kids. Two actually. One who is a special needs munchkin even...
Sigh...suppose we will keep looking...
Thank you...
Yeah, unless you can afford private school, I wouldn't consider Plainfield- especially for a special needs student.
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:01 PM
 
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How much do you want to spend on a house? There are several towns nearby with good school districts. Do you specifically want to live in an older home with a walkable town center?
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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The homes are beautiful there - the gays have moved in and fixed everything up - sorry to stereotype - but it is the truth. Unless you want your kid to be beat up every day I would stay out of the Plainfield school system. If you can afford it I think there are some good private schools nearby.
A short jump over to S. Plainfield - their school system is not too bad.
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