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Old 11-09-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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Schools? I would recommend West Windsor-Plainsboro, South Brunswick or Montgomery.
east brunswick as well!!
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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Generally when a bunch of Indians live near eachother in a better suburb they become white-washed because they become an influence on eachother in a foreign country. Not just Edison but several towns.
I don't understand what you are saying there. If anything, if a bunch of Indians stick together, they are less likely to become white-washed.

Anways, Edison is a decent place, and probably better for the kids coming fresh from India, esp. for the 10 yr. old. In Edison, there are more Indian/Hindu related activities going on, or accessible.

All of mid-upper income areas of Central and Northern NJ are used to Indians, moreso than South Jersey and the rest of the country, but there would be probably greater level of comfort for an Indian with kids, moving to Edison over Princeton.
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:59 AM
 
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I don't understand what you are saying there. If anything, if a bunch of Indians stick together, they are less likely to become white-washed.

Anways, Edison is a decent place, and probably better for the kids coming fresh from India, esp. for the 10 yr. old. In Edison, there are more Indian/Hindu related activities going on, or accessible.

All of mid-upper income areas of Central and Northern NJ are used to Indians, moreso than South Jersey and the rest of the country, but there would be probably greater level of comfort for an Indian with kids, moving to Edison over Princeton.
Not Princeton, Plainsboro. Have you been to Plainsboro? I think they would be comfortable there, although I agree that Edison might be a good first stop too.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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Not Princeton, Plainsboro. Have you been to Plainsboro? I think they would be comfortable there, although I agree that Edison might be a good first stop too.
dhanu wrote: "plainsboro/princeton area", whose comment I was responding to. plainsboro ok. btw, Edison doesn't have to just be a first stop.

I know many that came from India - haved live in Edison for over 20 years, and the kids turned out quite successful young adults (keeping their Indian heritage and not ashamed of it and not winding up so much as "American Born Confused Desis", like Indian kids raised in other towns, esp. out of Northern/Central NJ entirely. This while fitting in with other Americans as well.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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Indian families are conservative in terms of spending and save a lot more than an average American family. moving from Bangalore, i am sure you will be offered at least 60k. that salary should be enough to get you started here in NJ. you won't be able to save a lot as you did in India, but you will have enough to live comfortably in a 2br rental unit.

you can rent a 2br unit for anywhere between 1000-1300 and will have to sign a 12-month contract. Edison/Iselin schools are reasonably good and your kids will feel comfortable as the school demography is very diverse with lots of Indian kids.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:46 AM
 
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dhanu wrote: "plainsboro/princeton area", whose comment I was responding to. plainsboro ok. btw, Edison doesn't have to just be a first stop.

I know many that came from India - haved live in Edison for over 20 years, and the kids turned out quite successful young adults (keeping their Indian heritage and not ashamed of it and not winding up so much as "American Born Confused Desis", like Indian kids raised in other towns, esp. out of Northern/Central NJ entirely. This while fitting in with other Americans as well.
I didn't mean to diss on Edison, I think it's an ok town. The schools are better in Plainsboro is all I was trying to say. If I was this person, I would shoot for Plainsboro as long as he has a car and can commute to work. JMO.

As far as your second paragraph, are you familiar with Plainsboro and how large the Indian community is there? I don't see how an Indian child could grow up ashamed of being Indian in Plainsboro.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:52 AM
 
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I just personally feel the kids that grow up in edison are more street smart and urban since edision is right next to rahway, elizabeth and plainfield compared to plainsboro. Plainsboro kids I feel are lot more suburban than edison. Edison School system is not bad but nothing compared to WWS north that plainsboro kids go to.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:03 PM
 
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I didn't mean to diss on Edison, I think it's an ok town. The schools are better in Plainsboro is all I was trying to say. If I was this person, I would shoot for Plainsboro as long as he has a car and can commute to work. JMO.

As far as your second paragraph, are you familiar with Plainsboro and how large the Indian community is there? I don't see how an Indian child could grow up ashamed of being Indian in Plainsboro.

Yes, lots of Indian families in Plainsboro and West Windsor. I coach all youth sports there and am amazed at how many Indian-American kids come out for all sports.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:27 PM
 
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You do have a job waiting for you? Correct? Won't where that job is determine the best place for you to live? For the length of stay that your visa allows, at least?
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:51 PM
 
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