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Old 09-10-2019, 12:02 PM
 
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Hi everyone my wife and I are looking to buy house/townhouse in Central NJ but not sure where! Would like some recommendations if possible.


We are looking between 300 to 430K

Preferences:

Near dog parks, hiking trails, kayaking, nature stuff, etc.
Near large American supermarkets i.e. Costco, BJs, Shoprites, but also asian supermarkets i.e. 99 ranch, woo ri mart, asian food markets, etc.
Near major highways or routes i.e. Route 1, NJ Turnpike, etc. for easy commute access

What we were considering:
Monroe (non- adult communities)
South Brunswick over North Brunswick
Any other diverse area that are suburban.

Kendall Park, Franklin, North Brunswick?

What we want to avoid:
Edison = Too crowded in terms of traffic, people ,etc.
Plainsboro / Princeton / Cranbury = Out of our price range
New Brunswick = Not Safe?
Jamesburg, Milltown, any other rural areas, etc. = Old blue collar style town, etc
East Brunswick = Too high property taxes

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Old 09-10-2019, 12:25 PM
 
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easy commute access
Where do you need to commute to and how often?
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:32 PM
 
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If you want a vibrant diverse town with a convenient location close to major transportation you aren't going to find it in that price range. It will be towns like the one you crossed off for being too blue collar. Well maybe Bridgewater may fit your criteria actually.

It is diverse, good schools, a nice mall and lots of fun things to do nearby. It's further west and off 287 though not route 1 or turnpike.
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:26 AM
 
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Kayaking, Asian food outlets, hiking trails, dog parks- all near Rt. 1? Your wish list is unrealistic given your budget. You haven't told us where you will work or your maximum commuting time.
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Old 09-11-2019, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Hi everyone my wife and I are looking to buy house/townhouse in Central NJ but not sure where! Would like some recommendations if possible.


We are looking between 300 to 430K

Preferences:

Near dog parks, hiking trails, kayaking, nature stuff, etc.
Near large American supermarkets i.e. Costco, BJs, Shoprites, but also asian supermarkets i.e. 99 ranch, woo ri mart, asian food markets, etc.
Near major highways or routes i.e. Route 1, NJ Turnpike, etc. for easy commute access

What we were considering:
Monroe (non- adult communities)
South Brunswick over North Brunswick
Any other diverse area that are suburban.

Kendall Park, Franklin, North Brunswick?

What we want to avoid:
Edison = Too crowded in terms of traffic, people ,etc.
Plainsboro / Princeton / Cranbury = Out of our price range
New Brunswick = Not Safe?
Jamesburg, Milltown, any other rural areas, etc. = Old blue collar style town, etc
East Brunswick = Too high property taxes
There are several houses in West Windsor now in your price range. Granted they aren’t McMansions, but they’re tidy smaller homes. If it’s just you and your wife, they should work fine.
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Old 09-11-2019, 08:00 PM
 
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I would 2nd West Windsor, you could take Princeton Junction station to Penn Station if that works. There's actually a Woo Ri market in Princeton Junction.

https://www.woori-mart.com/
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