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Old 08-20-2019, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Metro NYC
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Other working class towns in Bergen County such as Ridgefield Park seem not to have the low class riff raff that dominate Lyndhurst. I rented there for several years and only tolerated the place because of its proximity to NYC. It’s not as bad as Camden but it is worse than Bayonne. I heard the Ridge Road overpass to Rutherford is still closed for construction indefinitely. That must be making the god awful traffic even more hellish. If I were you, I’d take a hard pass.
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Old 08-21-2019, 03:19 PM
 
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I’ve been passing through Lyndhurst for years and although the demographics have changed it seems to be the same tidy, working class town it always was. Houses are mostly well kept but tight with lots of 2 families. Has the school ranking gone way up or down? That’s the best way to tell.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:26 PM
 
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That isn't what I meant, solely on diversity. I also asked if schools were weakening, and now to elaborate, has crime increased over the past several years? There are many factors that can contribute to a town going down the tubes, so you're mistaken if you think I was equating diversity with a weakened town overall.
The fact that you said the town is growing diverse then asking if crime is skyrocketing, schools are deteriorating, and if it's going downhill, come off as you being anti diversity.

I don't know you and I am not saying you're racist.

But that is how the post comes off as.
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:47 PM
 
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seems fine to me.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:07 PM
 
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its never been anything special. i would never move to that town.
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:31 AM
 
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Fair enough, @homenj
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:52 AM
 
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I still have family that live in Lyndhurst and it seems to be about the same as it always was. Yes, it has gotten more diverse from the working-class Italian town it used to be, but I wouldn't say that it has gone downhill. The time I spent there I was able to walk around the town and I was fine, no riff raff, no dirty looks, just a nice little township that has a working class feel to it.
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Old 08-22-2019, 10:48 PM
 
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Lyndhurst is fine if you’re looking for a semi-affordable and safe town. It’s definitely not the greatest town though and the schools are mediocre at best. The only towns in southern Bergen County I would personally buy a house in are Rutherford, Leonia, Hasbrouck Heights, or Fair Lawn (kinda rides the border with North and South BC).
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:45 PM
 
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The fact that you said the town is growing diverse then asking if crime is skyrocketing, schools are deteriorating, and if it's going downhill, come off as you being anti diversity.
I'm pretty sure Camazotz (and not that 2018 version) is somewhere in NJ.
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Old 08-28-2019, 04:59 AM
 
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Other working class towns in Bergen County such as Ridgefield Park seem not to have the low class riff raff that dominate Lyndhurst. I rented there for several years and only tolerated the place because of its proximity to NYC. It’s not as bad as Camden but it is worse than Bayonne. I heard the Ridge Road overpass to Rutherford is still closed for construction indefinitely. That must be making the god awful traffic even more hellish. If I were you, I’d take a hard pass.
Nothing wrong with Lyndhurst, its a safe working class town with close proximity to NYC.
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