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Old 05-15-2008, 07:04 AM
 
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Hi...

My family is relocating from Michigan to New Jersey in June due to my husband's job transfer. We have a 3 year old, 6 year old and a 9 year old and their education is the most important factor for us. My husband's office is in Islin area. We would like to buy a home in an area that has the best school district with reasonable commute (1 hr or so...) to Islin. The area should also have the potential for house prices to appreciate in the future (in the next 5 to 7 years). Also, I am an IT professional and I will be looking for jobs after we move. I would like to find a job not too far from home (say around 30 mts) so that I can take care of the kids. We have never been to New Jersey and have no clue about the areas/ real estate and the schools. Please advise. Your help will be greatly appreciated...

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Old 05-15-2008, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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There are so many places to choose from more information would help! What is your price range? Do you want older homes or new construction? A town with a small center or rural?

You'll love NJ!
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Long Valley - Washington Twp., Morris County, NJ. Great School systems..very family friendly area - tons of activities for the kids - nicely located between Rts. 206 or 78 (Islin Route) and Rts. 46 and 80 for you as Parsippany has alot of IT companies for future employment opts. for you.
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:11 AM
 
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If his office is in Metropark, you could look along the NE Corridor train line, which would make his commute much easier- especially with gas prices. The area around Iselin can get pretty congested.
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Old 05-15-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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Randolph is a very nice town. Schools very good in Shongum area. Moderator cut: no advertising

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Old 05-15-2008, 12:09 PM
 
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Good web site to go to for more info on Randolph NJ. Randolph Township Web Site: Welcome!
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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I hear west Windsor is a great place and they have a award winning school system
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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Hi...

My family is relocating from Michigan to New Jersey in June due to my husband's job transfer. We have a 3 year old, 6 year old and a 9 year old and their education is the most important factor for us. My husband's office is in Islin area. We would like to buy a home in an area that has the best school district with reasonable commute (1 hr or so...) to Islin. The area should also have the potential for house prices to appreciate in the future (in the next 5 to 7 years). Also, I am an IT professional and I will be looking for jobs after we move. I would like to find a job not too far from home (say around 30 mts) so that I can take care of the kids. We have never been to New Jersey and have no clue about the areas/ real estate and the schools. Please advise. Your help will be greatly appreciated...

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Princeton, Moorestown or Haddonfield. The rest of the state doesn't compare IMO, unless you can do oceanfront at the shore.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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Princeton, Moorestown or Haddonfield. The rest of the state doesn't compare IMO, unless you can do oceanfront at the shore.
Obviously you have never been to,Somerset county. More centrally located then those other towns you mentioned. Of course Princeton is fine if you work in that area.

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Old 05-15-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Obviously you have never been to,Somerset county. More centrally located then those other towns you mentioned. Of course Princeton is fine if you work in that area.

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or hunterdon or morris. haddonfield and moorestown would be a nightmare commute to Iselin. I'm surprised it was even recommended.

OP needs to provide a price range to get more accurate suggestions.
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