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Old 04-03-2008, 08:08 PM
 
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Default Perceptions of different towns

Considering a move to Bergen County. We are going to look at homes in Glen Rock, Ridgewood, Ho-ho-kus, Wyckoff and Allendale. We are moving from lower Westchester (Scarsdale area) and I am wondering if anyone could help me a get an idea of what perceptions of these towns are??? It is hard since I know about all towns in Westchester. We do not want to move somewhere snobby and it seems from this forum Ridgewood would fit that bill???? But since we are coming from Westchester- wondering if we would be used to it???? What about the other towns?
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:09 PM
 
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Out of the five towns you mentioned, Wyckoff and Glen Rock are the least snobby. Nevertheless, they are still very nice towns. Glen Rock also has the best high school, so that's a plus if you have children.

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Old 04-03-2008, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Bergen Co. NJ
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Ridgewood was just reassessed so their sky high property taxes will be even worse. Glen Rock also has extremely high property taxes. If it were me I would choose Wyckoff.
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:28 AM
 
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Ridgewood was just reassessed so their sky high property taxes will be even worse. Glen Rock also has extremely high property taxes. If it were me I would choose Wyckoff.
This is not true and the not the point of an assessment.
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:17 AM
ira
 
Location: Bergen County
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Ridgewood was just reassessed so their sky high property taxes will be even worse. Glen Rock also has extremely high property taxes. If it were me I would choose Wyckoff.
Not true. Our taxes in Ridgewood actually went down.
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:24 AM
 
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Not true. Our taxes in Ridgewood actually went down.
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:32 AM
ira
 
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Thanks, Tahiti! They are not low by any means but every bit helps
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Bergen Co. NJ
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Oh really? What's this story say?

NorthJersey.com: providing local news, sports & classifieds for Northern New Jersey! (http://www.northjersey.com/news/taxes/Assessments_climb_70_in_Ridgewood.html - broken link)
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Haskell, NJ
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To me - Ridgewood would be the way to go - it is absolutely georgeous...but the taxes are fairly high..
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:38 AM
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Oh really? What's this story say?

NorthJersey.com: providing local news, sports & classifieds for Northern New Jersey! (http://www.northjersey.com/news/taxes/Assessments_climb_70_in_Ridgewood.html - broken link)
Just because properties are re-assessed higher does not mean that actual taxes will go up. They are actually decreasing the tax rate in Ridgewood. So, for many people, especially those who bought recently, taxes will remain the same or go down.

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