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Old 09-18-2019, 11:53 AM
 
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Hi,

I’m looking to move from Jersey City to a suburb in NJ. I’m looking to spend up to $1MM and looking for an easy commute to NYC (under an hour), 3,000+ sqft houses with large yards for my dog, and good or up and coming schools. I’m okay with either a bus or a train commute as long as it’s quick.

Thanks,
Elina
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Old 09-18-2019, 12:49 PM
 
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Look at Monmouth County say around Middletown, Holmdel, Marlboro or Atlantic Highlands. Fast ferry from Atlantic Highlands to lower Manhattan takes 45 minutes.
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Old 09-18-2019, 08:15 PM
 
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South Orange has a decent number of houses on very large lots in that price range. Can't beat the commute. Or are you looking for an area where everyone has large lots and the houses are all far apart?
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:00 PM
 
Location: NJ
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You don’t say what part of NYC.

Maplewood, South Orange, Westfield come to mind.
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:03 PM
 
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Where in NYC, what time is your commute, and what do you consider large?
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:05 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Personally i don't like being real close to NYC due to density density density. I like places like Cranford and Rahway which are a bit more laid back and REASONABLE. Breathing room, yet close enough.
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:08 PM
 
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Try northern Bergen county. There is Saddle River (2 acre zoning) and Alpine (1 and 2 acre zoning) where you can get a “lower end” house for a million. You can also try Upper Saddle (1 acre zoning) and Franklin Lakes (1 acre zoning) which will be slightly cheaper but Franklin Lakes is far from trains etc so the commune might be tad more than 1 hr.
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:04 PM
 
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Tenafly is close in Bergen town with .5-1 acre for 1m with bus commute under an hour. Prices have come down to where this is now possible. Ridgewood, Paramus, demarest are other possibilities.
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Old 09-21-2019, 08:53 AM
 
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As a realtor if I had your criteria I would be looking in Central Jersey. Some towns have great schools, and a million dollars gets you an amazing house 4000~ sqft.
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:43 AM
 
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Central NJ has too many tick issues you have to constantly put pesticide. I have a co-worker has has been bitten and is for life stuck with lyme disease.
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