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Old 05-28-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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I've also been looking into moving to Maplewood and have noticed that property values and home prices are quite a bit lower on the other side of Springfield Ave, near the Tuscan/University Heights area. Is south of Springfield Ave considered Maple"hood"? Is that area not as nice?
This is the area considered more Maple "hood". I know several families that live there and absolutely love it. The houses are less expensive and taxes are lower.
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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you do not want to move to maplewood because of its proximity to irvington. move to glenridge --- folks RARELY move out of this town because the schools are good, there is no crime (sounds unreal but you can call the info. desk at the police department to confirm) and people are really nice.
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:32 AM
 
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you do not want to move to maplewood because of its proximity to irvington. move to glenridge --- folks RARELY move out of this town because the schools are good, there is no crime (sounds unreal but you can call the info. desk at the police department to confirm) and people are really nice.
I've heard that people move out of Glen Ridge as soon as the youngest child graduates from Glen Ridge High, since the taxes are so high there.
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:15 AM
 
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I've heard that people move out of Glen Ridge as soon as the youngest child graduates from Glen Ridge High, since the taxes are so high there.
They are just as high in Maplewood (same rate.) Proximity to Irvington is a bit troubling, but Maplewood does have an amazing sense of community and I really liked what I saw at Tuscan.

We're here now and talking with our realtors regarding both Maplewood and Glen Ridge - hopefully we'll know before we return home in a couple days.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:23 AM
 
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Good luck! I grew up in Essex Fells which is similar to Glen Ridge in a lot of ways. As an adult and parent, Maplewood's character and sense of community was more my speed. Both towns are great and you can't go wrong with either.
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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o.k......we were pretty settled on Glen Ridge, but there is a house in Maplewood - Tuscan area, that we really like. Walking distance to train, school. It's also a convenient commute to Harrison path. Next week I will be visiting the schools in Glen Ridge & Maplewood and doing a final house search.

But, if we were to settle in Maplewood - anything we should know, warnings, praises, or otherwise? I understand that Maplewood borders some "rough" areas. Any comments on this dynamic? What about the schools - specifically Tuscan Elementary? I'm a FT Mom looking for a great PTA.

All feedback welcome. Thanks everyone!!

Hi, I read your posts. I would like to recommend you a particular home which will be going on the market soon within the next week in Hasbrouck Heights. Iíll provide you with some community info. Itís has a nice small town feel, great for raising a family. Great schools, I went through the school system myself. The elementary received Governorís Award of Excellence. Low crime, people take pride in their homes. Transportation to NYC is half a block away, high/middle school is one block away, elementary school is walking distance, town hall, library, and downtown are half a block away. The home is on one of the townís most beautiful and prestigious tree-lined street. The home is completely renovated and in move-in condition. The oversized lot has a great sized private backyard and an attached garage.All renovations are complete. The home has large rooms. 3 beds, 1.5 baths, finished basement, great for raising a family, and there are kids on the block. The taxes are low!! The price is in the mid-500s. If you would like to take an exclusive look at it before it goes on the market, please call my agent, Christine Parente, and tell her you want to see Mariaís house on Madison Avenue in Hasbrouck heights before it goes on the market. Christineís number is 551-265-2155.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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Default Maplewood, NJ opinion

re: Maplewood, NJ, read this article from NY Times BEFORE you move there:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/02/ny...02library.html
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:34 AM
 
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Default Before you move to Maplewood, NJ.

Here are some facts about Maplewood, NJ:

http://www.city-data.com/city/Maplewood-New-Jersey.html
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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Here are some facts about Maplewood, NJ:

http://www.city-data.com/city/Maplewood-New-Jersey.html
That's terrible. Maplewood tax payers should be angered by this, its not like the tax payers will get credit towards thier taxes if the library closes and to boot Maplewood taxes are insane. As taxpayers thier children should be allowed to utilized the library. After all a "public" library should be open to the public.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:53 AM
 
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It's an unfortunate situation. I have not followed the details of this issue, but I don't expect the library to have to put up with the kind of behavior they reference here and have a right to exclude kids that can't behave appropriately.

But....I must say, we now live in Maplewood and I love it. Great town, great people. Yes, the taxes are outrageous, but based on my research and extensive househunting, this was the best value for us, based on our priorities.
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