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Old 02-17-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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We are long time residents of Towson, MD just north of Baltimore. We have always wanted to live somewhat near the coast but have some requirements before we pull up roots... Good schools (we have a 1 yr. old ), diversity, liberal (just not too backwards!) not terribly expensive, and SAFE.

Any leads on some towns we could check out on some weekend trips this spring!!! Thanks!!!
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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We are long time residents of Towson, MD just north of Baltimore. We have always wanted to live somewhat near the coast but have some requirements before we pull up roots... Good schools (we have a 1 yr. old ), diversity, liberal (just not too backwards!) not terribly expensive, and SAFE.

Any leads on some towns we could check out on some weekend trips this spring!!! Thanks!!!
I recommend Tom's River , NJ. It fits those requirements.

Diane G
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:11 PM
 
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I recommend Tom's River , NJ. It fits those requirements.

Diane G
Don't recommend Tom's River. Suggest you look at towns in the Philly area - Medford, Marlton, Voorhees, Mount Laurel, Cherry Hill. If you decide to spend more money on housing the best schools systems are in Haddonfield and Moorestown.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Default I live in Toms River....*m

and do not consider it diverse or liberal. It is very safe, though and the schools are pretty good.
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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I would not recommend SW Jersey. Very backward mentality. Plus that horrible long O's accent. Your better off in Point Pleasant down to Manahawkin east of the Parkway.
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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How about brick or point pleasant.
Brick has been rated in the top 2 safest towns in the country for the past few years and is affordable. Point Beach is expensive but point boro is more affordable
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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Point Pleasant Beach, excellent school system, on the Ocean, very safe, but a bit expensive.
Lacey, very good school system, on Barnegat Bay, very safe, little cheaper than Point, with the exception of the homes on the water.
You can also look at homes in Monmouth County---Manasquan and Brielle are nice, but very expensive.
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Old 02-18-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Union County NJ
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Default siuthern NJ

you can look at Southampton area. Septic and well area, but not real lot of problems. Layed back community. Very open. Rt 206 runs thru it as well as Rt 70........area code 08088
Now to really check out housing prices and land prices go to 'REALTOR.COM'
then punch in area code as follows: 08088 Southampton area
08054 Mt Laurel area
08055 Medford area
08016 Burlington area
08060 Mt holly,westampton, etc.
you do NOT need a realtor to check these areas for prices and discription and you can do all this at your computer, no running around. Punch in any N.J. zip area and get the same thing done..........no charge. Hope this helps
p.s. this is all Burlington County area

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Old 02-18-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Rowlett
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Try Southern NJ. Franklin Township has wonderful housing and schools. There's alot of new construction going on, but I would check out existing housing first. As far school's go, the schools there are very progressive, gangs and violence are almost unheard of. We moved from the area just under 2 years ago, although I have lived in SJ for most of my life. Feel free to email me, I'd be more than happy to help with what I know. Good luck to you and your family with the move
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: NJ
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We are long time residents of Towson, MD just north of Baltimore. We have always wanted to live somewhat near the coast but have some requirements before we pull up roots... Good schools (we have a 1 yr. old ), diversity, liberal (just not too backwards!) not terribly expensive, and SAFE.

Any leads on some towns we could check out on some weekend trips this spring!!! Thanks!!!

We can recommend a lot of places but what do you want to spend in addition to what you're looking for? You then have taxes on top of that.
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