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Old 09-30-2020, 01:57 PM
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I am first time home buyer. I am looking to buy house in NJ with good schools (elementry,middle and high schools)- I have 2 kids-7yrs and 1yr old, Easy commute to NYC( near to NJ Train stations), as my husband works in NY- WTC and also have some Hindi speaking people around as our Parents( who speaks only Hindi) are with us.

After doing some preliminary research, I found Summit, New Providence and Mettuchen are good areas fulfilling all creteria but prices of the houses are quite high. Someone suggested a new area named FAIR LAWN in north is also good. Can someone have information about Fair Lawn as it has good schools and near to NJ transit. Prices of houses are also not too much. DO Fair Lawn has good Indian community around and Indian Grocery stores?
Please pour in your valuable suggestions.
Thank You.

Last edited by shaveta aggarwal; 09-30-2020 at 02:25 PM..
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Old 09-30-2020, 08:05 PM
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It’ll be helpful to you and others if you completed the answers to the questions in the sticky for potential residents.

However, just based on your factors for the Indian community and Hindi requirement, recommendation would be Edison/Iselin area. They will check the boxes.

The other towns with Indian communities are scattered too far or lack a train station directly.
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Old 09-30-2020, 09:41 PM
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Fair Lawn NJ is not near any of the other aforementioned towns; it is in central Bergen County and about 35min away from Summit/New Providence and 40min away from Metuchen. It is a pretty decent town overall, middle class/slightly upper middle class, with home prices ranging from $350k to $750k. The town is majority White and Hispanic and does not have any significant Indian population. Bergen County is not known for any significant Indian population; Most of Bergen County's Asian residents are Korean, and most of NJ's Indian population is in Middlesex, Mercer, and Somerset county. There is not much shopping in Fair Lawn, but nearby Paramus has everything you will need. There is also a significant section of Fair Lawn called Radburn, one of America's first planned communities. The homes in Radburn are quite nice. Schools in Fair Lawn are overall quite good. In all, Fair Lawn is a quintessential middle class Bergen County suburb.

Other towns nearby and comparable to Fair Lawn include Elmwood Park (formerly East Paterson), Saddlebrook, Paramus, Hawthorne, and Rochelle Park. There is also Glen Rock and Ridgewood, but those towns are significantly pricier than Fair Lawn.

The towns in NJ with the highest Indian population are Woodbridge (specifically the neighborhoods of Iselin, Fords, and Colonia), Edison, Plainsboro, West Windsor, South Brunswick, South Plainfield, Franklin, and Robbinsville.
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Old 10-01-2020, 06:52 AM
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I would also add Parsippany to the list of towns with significant Indian populations.
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