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Old 10-02-2019, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Union City, NJ
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I moved to DC area a year ago I've lived in Northern and Central NJ all my life beforehand. Anyway, that's just my opinion of Clifton. Back when I lived in Verona, Clifton had a reputation as a "no go zone", the type of place where your car could get stolen or you could get pickpocketed, or not to drive thru that town at night. I feel like Clifton's reputation is better than it should be beacuse of Allwood. Allwood is a nice middle class area sure, but you could find a neighborhood like Allwood in Bloomfield, Totowa, Little Falls, Hawthorn, or West Paterson (Woodland Park or whatever they changed it to nowadays). In those towns the crime is lower and the schools are actually decent.
Pick pocketed? How old are you sir?
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Old 10-05-2019, 02:24 PM
 
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There are a few nicer neighborhoods in Clifton but most of Clifton could be described as "the ghetto". There are far more neighborhoods that are high crime, high poverty, high drug-use than neighborhoods that are safe; many of these neighborhoods are barely better than those in Paterson or Passaic. Welfare recipients and section 8 homes could be found throughout Clifton. Not to mention the schools in Clifton are pretty awful. I just don't see why anyone would want to live in Clifton if you could afford better. I'd recommend Totowa, Little Falls, West Paterson, and Bloomfield or Clifton any day, and these are all reasonably priced towns. Don't buy in Clifton.
I feel Bloomfield and Clifton are about in the same ball park, to be honest, in terms of quality of life.

The only thing bad things I could say about Clifton are that the schools could be better and the "spillover effect" from Paterson and Passaic near the borders of those two towns.

But I guess you may be able to say the same about Bloomfield with the "spillover effect" from Newark.

And are schools in Bloomfield better than in Clifton? I don't know.

I'd have to look up on that.
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:46 AM
 
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I moved to DC area a year ago I've lived in Northern and Central NJ all my life beforehand. Anyway, that's just my opinion of Clifton. Back when I lived in Verona, Clifton had a reputation as a "no go zone", the type of place where your car could get stolen or you could get pickpocketed, or not to drive thru that town at night. I feel like Clifton's reputation is better than it should be beacuse of Allwood. Allwood is a nice middle class area sure, but you could find a neighborhood like Allwood in Bloomfield, Totowa, Little Falls, Hawthorn, or West Paterson (Woodland Park or whatever they changed it to nowadays). In those towns the crime is lower and the schools are actually decent.
Actually, I would put all of these towns in the same category. All have nice parts of town, but also parts that border a ghetto except Little Falls (unless we go by your opinion because it DOES border Clifton ). All these towns flow into mediocre “meh” high schools too. Not much of a difference in my opinion.
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