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View Poll Results: Buying a house in NJ with Lively Indian community
Little Falls 0 0%
East Hanover 0 0%
Randolph 0 0%
West Orange 0 0%
Parsippany 2 28.57%
Verona 0 0%
Denville 0 0%
Caldwell 0 0%
West Caldwell 0 0%
North Caldwell 0 0%
Roseland 0 0%
Montclair 2 28.57%
Livingston 1 14.29%
Montville 0 0%
Cedar Grove 0 0%
Fairfield 0 0%
Chatham 0 0%
Wayne 0 0%
Saddle brook 0 0%
Fairlawn 0 0%
BloomField 1 14.29%
Ho-Ho-Kus 1 14.29%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 7. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-15-2019, 09:36 PM
 
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The OP writes decent English and can afford a $650K house. Looks like he's already done a pretty good job of assimilating.

Americans do the exact same thing when they move overseas. It is perfectly reasonable to want to live near others of your same nationality so you can find familiar food and cultural, social, and religious events.
what does wealth and speaking english have to do with assimilating? english is spoken in india and money can be inherited.

to answer the OPs question, Edison, Piscataway, JC and Parsipanny are full of indians.
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Old 09-17-2019, 11:21 AM
 
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Not to be difficult, but you moved to America. Try assimilating. If you don't like the way we do things here, the plane that brought you here flies the other way, too.
You are being difficult & judgmental. What’s wrong with trying to find people that they have something in common with? I grew up in a NJ town where I was the only Asian in school (strangely enough it has a fairly large Asian population now). It wasn’t easy getting made fun of for being Asian when you’re a little kid.

It’s easier to connect with others who have similar backgrounds. This is why we also bought a house in a town that has a decent sized Asian community.
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Old 09-17-2019, 12:00 PM
 
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Not to be difficult, but you moved to America. Try assimilating. If you don't like the way we do things here, the plane that brought you here flies the other way, too.
Completely agree, if you move to the USA, you should assimilate and adapt to the culture. All 300 Million Americans have done it, the new wave needs to do it also. Yes Edison has had a huge growth of Indians in the last 20 or so years and that would be a good place to start with.
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:40 PM
 
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Completely agree, if you move to the USA, you should assimilate and adapt to the culture. All 300 Million Americans have done it, the new wave needs to do it also. Yes Edison has had a huge growth of Indians in the last 20 or so years and that would be a good place to start with.
Wanting to live in a town with fellow Indians doesn’t mean that they aren’t trying to assimilate & adapt to American culture.
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Old 09-17-2019, 01:55 PM
 
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Completely agree, if you move to the USA, you should assimilate and adapt to the culture. All 300 Million Americans have done it, the new wave needs to do it also.
Not the first generation immigrants.
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Old 09-17-2019, 02:01 PM
 
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Not to be difficult, but you moved to America. Try assimilating. If you don't like the way we do things here, the plane that brought you here flies the other way, too.
I guess you haven't seen America then. Just within our tri-state I can point out French enclaves, Arab Muslim ones, Jewish, Hispanic, Bangladeshis, Pakistanis, Koreans, Chinese, Filipinos and a lot of others. One common thing: They are mostly first generation immigrants.
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Old 09-17-2019, 04:42 PM
 
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I love reading these threads about assimilation and thinking about all those little nanas out making gravy on Sunday and chatting away in Italian when they run into others who moved here about the same time...
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:40 PM
 
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I love reading these threads about assimilation and thinking about all those little nanas out making gravy on Sunday and chatting away in Italian when they run into others who moved here about the same time...
One of my college friends used to--frequently--vent about his grandmother, who had immigrated from Italy in the 1930s, and who had... somehow... managed to avoid learning any English (other than "God-A-Bless-a") by the late '70s.

When he would complain about the compromised English skills of Hispanic immigrants in the '70s and '80s, I would remind him of his grandmother, who had not learned to speak more than 3 or 4 words in the English language during her 4--or more--decades of sucking at the American teat, and his response was...
That was different.
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:59 PM
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How come you didn't put Edison or Metuchen on the list?
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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One of my college friends used to--frequently--vent about his grandmother, who had immigrated from Italy in the 1930s, and who had... somehow... managed to avoid learning any English (other than "God-A-Bless-a") by the late '70s.

When he would complain about the compromised English skills of Hispanic immigrants in the '70s and '80s, I would remind him of his grandmother, who had not learned to speak more than 3 or 4 words in the English language during her 4--or more--decades of sucking at the American teat, and his response was...
That was different.
It’s easier to see the shortcomings of others than your own.

3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
Matthew 7: 3-5
3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
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