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Old 02-26-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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zip 07060.

I heard the school district is not better compared to north p or south p.
The taxes for new homes are not less either.

My research indicates there have been few developments going on in small scale here and there and there is a home that I am interested in.

Also, I hear the east part of plainf is better than the west --how is it between Grant ave and plainfield ..in and around Spooner ave and seventh? I see a school (perhaps) in the satellite view there on 572 spooner ave.

the realtor i spoke to sounded as if she was on cloud 9 LOL

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Old 02-26-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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Oh there is another development (condos) only going on at east front street -- few blocks from plainfield train station.

How is that area?
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:07 PM
 
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Good lord. I give up on this area.

I heard that hospital , Muhlenberg on park ave will be closed.
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Old 02-27-2009, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Warren County and loving it!
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Just stay out of Plainfield, period...
You're right to give up on it.
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Old 03-28-2010, 04:37 PM
 
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There are many nice streets in plainfield and many working ,respectful people.
Every town has good and bad parts.
Look into Park Ave by the hospital and Sleepy Hollow.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:49 AM
 
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For your perusal: Plainfield man dead after Sunday morning stabbing | mycentraljersey.com | MyCentralJersey.com

This is not an unusual occurence in Plainfield.

Grant Ave. goes right through the West end, intersecting with West 7th and the area you are referring to is a 5 to 10 minute drive (if that) to some of the worst areas of the town.

They busted a bunch of members of the Bloods and Crips from the West 7th St. area and not too far from Grant Ave. this past summer by the way. You will certainly have some interesting neighbors. Run, don't walk from this city. I was born there, spent part of my childhood on West 5th St. and later moved back to rent an apartment on East 7th for a short time. I know this city all too well.

There are some beautiful old homes and small neighborhoods such as Sleepy Hollow, Crescent Ave. and the Van Wyck sections but they are also surrounded by some bad areas.

Your appreciation on any home purchase in the Grant Ave. area would be negligible.
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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i just can't give up on plainfield. the architecture near the old muhlenberg hospital, marlborough avenue, hillside avenue, and berkely avenues is just divine. however, the school system cannot be utilized by homeowners of this caliber. private schooling is essential. otherwise, the downtown is filled with humble mountain folk from guatemala and mexico who are trying to make a living and don't like big cities. the town is a gem for me!
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:09 PM
 
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i just can't give up on plainfield. the architecture near the old muhlenberg hospital, marlborough avenue, hillside avenue, and berkely avenues is just divine. however, the school system cannot be utilized by homeowners of this caliber. private schooling is essential. otherwise, the downtown is filled with humble mountain folk from guatemala and mexico who are trying to make a living and don't like big cities. the town is a gem for me!
Well, I'm not so sure about the "humble mountain folk" part, but they sure are from Guatemala and Mexico. Ecuador and Honduras too.

I like Sleepy Hollow, Netherwood, and the Hillside area. But the mountain folk don't live there.
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:26 AM
 
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Can anyone say more about Sleepy Hollow? There's a gorgeous house there that we couldn't normally afford. I'm cool with our kids going to private schools. Is there anything else I need to know about the neighborhood? I mean are we risking life and limb here?
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Old 05-03-2017, 08:24 PM
 
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I wouldn't recommend that area of Plainfield right now as that is where all the crime is happening. However, there are beautiful historical homes over there.

Please look into Sleepy Hollow and Netherwood where you can go on thinking that the center of Plainfield doesn't even exist if you don't want to go there. I have lived in the Netherwood Heights section for over 10 years with no issues. I love it here. The historical homes are to die for. I have not had any issue with crime in this section. I love taking walks around the neighborhood through the windy roads and down to the Hillside Historic district. The area is very pretty and charming.

I read that the Muhlenberg hospital is going to be redeveloped: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/plainf...develpment-pla .
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