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Old 02-20-2019, 02:26 PM
 
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Hi all, I am considering an apartment in Passaic park.
Any thoughts about whether it would be a good investment to buy/live there vs West New York, NJ?
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Old 02-22-2019, 11:53 AM
 
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Where do you work?
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Old 02-22-2019, 12:22 PM
 
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Neither location is quite known as up and coming.

If you're looking for investment potential then I would probably look at WNY before Passaic; since its close to Manhattan and may end up getting gentrified in the far future as the Hoboken/JC Waterfront crowd look for cheaper housing. Plus, I've heard of proposals for a ferry service between this area and Manhattan; which would boost desirability...not sure if the plans will ever reach fruition.

Passaic Park is considered the nicer part of Passaic but I don't ever see any part of Passaic experiencing a sharp increase in property values any time soon.

Also keep in mind that they're two completely different types of areas...maybe I'll be wrong.

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Old 02-22-2019, 05:37 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Neither location is quite known as up and coming.

If you're looking for investment potential then I would probably look at WNY before Passaic; since its close to Manhattan and may end up getting gentrified in the far future

LOL


That ship has already sailed. The closer you are to the waterfront, the better, but even interior WNY is over $600K for the nicer homes.


https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...-NJ,-07093_rb/
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Old 02-22-2019, 06:07 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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That ship has already sailed. The closer you are to the waterfront, the better, but even interior WNY is over $600K for the nicer homes.


https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...-NJ,-07093_rb/
Yep, WNY and Union City are selling because Hoboken and downtown Jersey City prices are insane.
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Old 02-23-2019, 11:25 AM
 
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Neither location is quite known as up and coming.

If you're looking for investment potential then I would probably look at WNY before Passaic; since its close to Manhattan and may end up getting gentrified in the far future as the Hoboken/JC Waterfront crowd look for cheaper housing. Plus, I've heard of proposals for a ferry service between this area and Manhattan; which would boost desirability...not sure if the plans will ever reach fruition.

Passaic Park is considered the nicer part of Passaic but I don't ever see any part of Passaic experiencing a sharp increase in property values any time soon.

Also keep in mind that they're two completely different types of areas...maybe I'll be wrong.
Yeah this really is not accurate. West New York IS and has been gentrifying for a while now. It is also a MUCH better investment than Passaic. I find it hilarious that people say Jersey City is gentrifying outside of downtown yet are not aware of places like Union City and West New York.
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Old 02-23-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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It will take a VERY long time for union city and west new york to change...their school systems are horrible and the areas are very dense, but in a bad way. but they are way better than passaic.
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Old 02-23-2019, 04:43 PM
 
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All Hudson County schools are not good.


Union city real estate is booming.



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It will take a VERY long time for union city and west new york to change...their school systems are horrible and the areas are very dense, but in a bad way. but they are way better than passaic.
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Old 02-23-2019, 11:14 PM
 
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weehawken schools are actually good and getting better
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Old 02-23-2019, 11:23 PM
 
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It will take a VERY long time for union city and west new york to change...their school systems are horrible and the areas are very dense, but in a bad way. but they are way better than passaic.
Union City sends 75 percent of its graduating seniors to college. That’s pretty high for a low income district.
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