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Old 04-09-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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Teaneck????????????????????
Wow, I don't even know what to say. Teaneck is a fine, fine town.
If by "bad" you mean brown people that own their homes, maintain their properties & send their kids to school, than, yes.
Teaneck is very, very diverse.
Go to Votee park in the summer & see Jews, African Americans, Hispanics, Indians & various other sorts using the public areas in peace & tell me Teaneck is dangerous.
I can't believe what you just said.
Teaneck is a Bergen County shining star in my humble opinion. A very good standard of living, with interaction not seen in some of the islolated, ultra rich communities to the north.
Teaneck the same as South Orange??? Yea right!!!!
It is a great place to raise a child in an environment that is inclusive & creates worldly individuals.
Yes, I'm not sure why some people here automatically classify some areas as bad simply because they contain a larger percentage of minorities.

Teaneck has a median household income of $89,000, est for 2007. Not exactly a poor area either....

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the township was $89,475, and the median income for a family was $108,167. Males had a median income of $53,327 versus $40,085 for females. The per capita income for the township was $32,212. About 2.4% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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mob activity in Harrison? i doubt it. if there is any mob activity these days, it's very low key and has no affect on the lives of regular people. it's not street crime, it's organized crime. it won't hurt you directly.

and btw, what is with Teaneck? people say it's not a nice town. i asked in another thread what was wrong with it and no one replied. it just sounds really diverse, which is not bad. i don't know why people are saying it's a bad area.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:38 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:51 PM
 
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Class 2 (Crime-Drug ridden areas but not as dangerous as Class 1)
-Atlantic City
-Linden (mostly 1-9 and Eliz. border)
-West New York
-New Brunswick
-Vineland
-Harrison (ALOT of mob activity)
-Rahway

Class 3 (Areas on the Down-turn with rising crime/drug activity)

-Morristown (nice area but the crime rate is unusually high, go check it out)
-Montclair (East Orange border)
-Bloomfield (Newark border)
-Long Branch
-Hoboken(it's starting to get a bit iffy again i here)
-Bayonne(also getting iffy)
-Clifton

I got to say i disagree with all of those ones i listed. I wouldnt mind living in any of these towns/citys.... Maybe a specific neighborhood in some of them i wouldnt, but these are generally good towns....

you are a very scared man apparently...
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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Harrison!!! Wow you are a big time wimp.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:09 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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-Oldbridge(Iselin, Avenal, and Colonia are the worst)
When did these towns become part of Old Bridge Twp?
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:50 PM
 
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I wouldn't necessarily call Bridgeton or Vineland "dangerous" areas... much less so are Deptford, Woodbury, and Penns Grove...

The only thing that's similar about these tows are their higher than average minority populations.. and that hardly qualifies for being dangerous, nor undesirable.
You should look at the crime stats, they don't lie.
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Old 04-11-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I must disagree with your post.
I agree with Class 1 except for Asbury Park. There is a very nice area of Asbury Park on the east side by the beaches. Just avoid the not so nice area over the railroad tracks. I live by the shore in Monmouth County and grew up in this area.

Second, I teach in Matawan, Cliffwood Beach, Cliffwood, Aberdeen, etc. (small towns that all send to the same school) There is nothing wrong with Matawan or Aberdeen-it's a middle class area and I have never heard of high crime there, let alone petty crime running rampant. Our school is excellent as well. Cliffwood Beach is a tiny little town by the water. It is lower income but again, I have very bright and talented students who live there. I actually work in Cliffwood, as that is where the school is but each town is connected and it's a small and nice area-high taxes though. Old Bridge has good schools. It's a suburb and has typical crime that any suburb would have. It's not bad at all.

Third, New Brunswick has Rutgers University and they are cleaning up that city quite a bit. They're turning the eyesore of downtown into a beautiful area. I lived in New Brunswick as well for 4 years in college. I survived.

I believe that the worst areas to live are Camden, Vineland, Newark, Irvington and the Oranges.

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Class 1 (Overall Worst Areas with Most Murder)
-Irvington
-Camden
-Newark
-Trenton
-Elizabeth
-East Orange
-Greenville section of Jersey City
-Paterson
-Asbury Park
-Plainfield

Class 2 (Crime-Drug ridden areas but not as dangerous as Class 1)
-Atlantic City
-Passaic
-Orange
-Bridgeton
-Hillside
-Roselle
-Linden (mostly 1-9 and Eliz. border)
-Vauxhall section of Union
-Union City
-West New York
-New Brunswick
-Vineland
-Pleasantville
-Harrison (ALOT of mob activity)
-Rahway
-Carteret
-Union

Class 3 (Areas on the Down-turn with rising crime/drug activity)
-Pennsauken
-Perth Amboy
-Morristown (nice area but the crime rate is unusually high, go check it out)
-Deptford
-Woodbury
-Pennsgrove
-Ewing
-Montclair (East Orange border)
-Maplewood (Between Irvington and Vauxhall)
-South Orange (Vailsburg Newark, Orange border)
-Bloomfield (Newark border)
-Keansburg
-Keyport
-Union Beach
-Cliffwood
-Cliffwood Beach
-Aberdeen
-Matawan
-Long Branch
-Roselle Park
-South Amboy
-Hoboken(it's starting to get a bit iffy again i here)
-Bayonne(also getting iffy)
-Absecon
-Clifton
-Oldbridge(Iselin, Avenal, and Colonia are the worst)
-West Orange
-South Orange
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: South Orange, NJ
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I must disagree with your post.
I agree with Class 1 except for Asbury Park. There is a very nice area of Asbury Park on the east side by the beaches. Just avoid the not so nice area over the railroad tracks. I live by the shore in Monmouth County and grew up in this area.

Second, I teach in Matawan, Cliffwood Beach, Cliffwood, Aberdeen, etc. (small towns that all send to the same school) There is nothing wrong with Matawan or Aberdeen-it's a middle class area and I have never heard of high crime there, let alone petty crime running rampant. Our school is excellent as well. Cliffwood Beach is a tiny little town by the water. It is lower income but again, I have very bright and talented students who live there. I actually work in Cliffwood, as that is where the school is but each town is connected and it's a small and nice area-high taxes though. Old Bridge has good schools. It's a suburb and has typical crime that any suburb would have. It's not bad at all.

Third, New Brunswick has Rutgers University and they are cleaning up that city quite a bit. They're turning the eyesore of downtown into a beautiful area. I lived in New Brunswick as well for 4 years in college. I survived.

I believe that the worst areas to live are Camden, Vineland, Newark, Irvington and the Oranges.
I heard Vineland was not a bad area? Why is it so bad in your opinion? Isn't it way deep in the heart of South Jersey? What bad things could possibly occur there? I wouldn't know, because I've never had the chance to visit Vineland.
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Old 04-12-2009, 05:46 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I heard Vineland was not a bad area? Why is it so bad in your opinion? Isn't it way deep in the heart of South Jersey? What bad things could possibly occur there? I wouldn't know, because I've never had the chance to visit Vineland.
Hmm..I heard it wasn't so hot an area. I have alot of family in South Jersey and like the north, it has it's not so great areas. I guess for South Jersey, Vineland isn't the greatest, but you're right it's not THAT bad-it's way up there in burlaries and theft, but not so bad with murder-I'd go with Camden as the worst in South Jersey. I believe Camden was 2nd in the nation for murders. Atlantic City also has quite a bit of drug dealing and prostitution. AC holds the teacher's convention every year. When I stay down there I see all this going on near the boardwalk even. It's so touristy though with all the casinos that as long as you know where to avoid at night, it should be ok. What a claim to fame we have here in Jersey.
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