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Old 08-13-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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Default South Edison - why is it so affordable?

My husband and I would like to move to NJ from NYC. We both want to keep our jobs in the cityand are willing to commute 1.5 hours (door to door).

The homes in South Edison that are walking distance to the train station seem nice and are in our price range. Our concern is that it's probably too good to be true. Is the area sketchy/dangerous/dirty or is it just because it's an older section of town? Are the schools bad or overcrowded? I thought Edison, as a whole, has a solid school system.

Or are we better off buying a condo in South or North Brunswick?
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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The North side of Edison is definitely the side with the better schools, and it reflects in the home prices. I wouldn't say that South Edison is "dangerous" or "sketchy"- it's just a more middle-class area with smaller, older homes. It's worth taking a ride to check it out, but if you're looking for an upper class area, you're not going to find it in South Edison.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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Thanks...Definitely not looking for an upper class neighborhood (which is good given our budget). And we're certainly not looking for a big home. We just want a house in a safe neighborhood with decent schools.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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I lived in South Edison for the past 15 yrs, there is nothing sketchy/dangerous/dirty about it. It's safe to walk anytime of the day/night.

Schools aren't bad in South Edison, but it's overcrowded for sure. I remember my junior or senior year in Edison high it got so overcrowded they build trailers as additional classrooms in the back of the school.

I guess almost every town in US has two sides to it. Upper class side and middle or poor side. South Edison consider to be on the middle-class side.
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Piscataway
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I grew up in Piscataway, next to south Edison. I went to school in so. edison from 1978-87. Its a nice safe town, cheaper taxes than no. edison, but smaller homes too. Very accessible to highways, train, NYC, etc. If price range in low 300's, then so. edison is good match I think. There are some homes in Piscataway that probably fit your budget. Just reconsider homes that border the Plainfield side.
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:23 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Thanks...Definitely not looking for an upper class neighborhood (which is good given our budget). And we're certainly not looking for a big home. We just want a house in a safe neighborhood with decent schools.
So Edison is safe and the schools are gooder then sum udder places.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:13 PM
 
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Been living in Edison (North the first 2) the past 9yrs and grew up the first 26yrs in Piscataway. Absolutely nothing wrong with this side. Good school system, safe streets, plenty of shopping (prolly too much !) and alot of major roads/transportation.

No regrets here !
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