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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 09-13-2019, 10:18 AM
 
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We are looking for Buying a house in NJ with Lively Indian community around.
We are young couple no kids yet. Also will have our senior parents living with us.
Please recommend community with

• Excellent Public school.
• Looking for open area house (no-town house) not close to each other but with Indian community.
• Close to NY City for daily commute
• No flood Zone.
• Budget around 650K


These are area Which I like property but unaware of neighborhood with demographic please share your input for each town.

• Little Falls
• East Hanover
• Essex Falls
• Woodland Park
• Randolph
• West Orange
• Parsippany
• Verona
• Denville
• Caldwell
• West Caldwell
• North Caldwell
• Roseland
• Montclair
• Livingston
• Montville
• Cedar Grove
• Fairfield
• Chatham
• Wayne
• Saddle brook
• Fairlawn
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:48 AM
 
Location: NJ
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The only town on that list with a large Indian community is Parsippany, and from there you're looking at at least a 1 hour bus ride into the city. You would be better off looking at towns like Edison or Iselin which both have a large Indian community and better transportation options.
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:57 AM
 
Location: NNJ
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The only one on that list is Parsippany. There are two sections. One is tends to be more expensive than the other due to different schools; one ranks higher than the other.

I am a little further west and when I commuted to NYC by train it took over an hour.
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Old 09-14-2019, 11:28 AM
 
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You would be better off looking at towns like Edison or Iselin which both have a large Indian community and better transportation options.
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However, of those two towns, only Edison has the "excellent" schools that the OP desires. While the schools in Iselin are the best ones in Woodbridge Township, at the end of the day, they are still Woodbridge Township schools, and Woodbridge Township's schools are just "average"--at best.
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Central NJ and PA
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It probably depends on what you’d consider a lively Indian population, too. Yes, Edison has a large Indian population. There are other towns that aren’t as well known for that, but that have a fair number of families that are Indian and South Asian.

Chatham, New Providence, and Berkeley Heights - while not being like Edison - have enough Indian families that the OP shouldn’t feel out of place. I’m sure there are others. I just know these three from living here. Anyone chime in on others?
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:17 AM
 
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I know it might be a bit further, but seriously, West Windsor should be on that list. Checks all the boxes and then some. And in your price range, you can get a fabulous home.
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Old 09-15-2019, 12:11 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.
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Old 09-15-2019, 02:13 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.
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.
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Old 09-15-2019, 03:12 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.
Also, the OP is seeking a house that is big enough to accommodate his elderly parents instead of dumping them in an old-folks home like we do in America. Very common for Asian/Indian families. Maybe we can learn from other cultures, or at least respect their differences.
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:11 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Jersey City may not have excellent schools (yet) but it checks all boxes! <20 min to NYC
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