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Old 05-16-2011, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Just moved to Lehigh Valley, PA from So. Calif.
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Default Cities in PA that are close to NJ

Hi folks, we are presently living in Allentown, PA. Since my mother-in-law (who lived in Allentown) passed away, and my mother lives in Sayreville, NJ, we no longer need to live in Allentown. We would like to live in PA, but closer to NJ than Allentown.

Does anyone have any suggestions on other cities to look at that are nice to live in and also don't have high taxes? Thanks for any input.
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:19 PM
 
Location: PA/FL/UT
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I kinda thought Allentown was close to NJ.

Well Easton, Washington Crossing, New Hope, Stroudsburg, Milford, Morrisville are the first places that pop to my mind. Depends on where you work. If you work in Trenton, than I would not go for Stroudsburg. If you want eclectic and high cost, New Hope is awesome.

Lots of choices. Can you give us any more info?
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Just moved to Lehigh Valley, PA from So. Calif.
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Thanks sp2007. I guess I should have given more info.

My husband and I are both retired. We just moved here from So. Calif. two months ago. We were only here for three weeks when my mother-in-law passed away. We are living in her home for now, but the closer we can get to NJ without actually living there would be better. It's an hour and a half driving to my mother's house in NJ from Allentown. If we could cut that time down some more, that would be great. We actually wouldn't mind living in NJ, except for the higher taxes there.

Since we moved here planning to live close to both of our mothers, that has changed now that my mother is the only one we have. So if we can live a little closer to her it would make things easier.

Thanks much.
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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Rosanne, it might be easier for people to give you help if you do the legwork by naming the towns that would be the right distance. For instance, if you want to be close to Camden, then you are looking near Philadelphia, but if you want to be close to Philipsburg then you would look at places near Easton. New Jersey and Pennsylvania share a pretty long border.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Just moved to Lehigh Valley, PA from So. Calif.
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My mother is in Sayreville, NJ. It's actually close to the Outerbridge Crossing into Staten Island, NY, so it's not that close to PA. Sayreville is located in Middlesex County, NJ.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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I would look in Newtown or Yardley~lots of variety of housing to choose from~if you want condos/townhouses or small or large home, little property or lots of property. You have easy access to transportation (95/Route 1/PA Tpk. to Jersey tpk.) It's about a 20 minute ride from Newtown to Princeton, and I'm guessing Sayreville is another 30 to 40 minutes (back roads through Cranbury, East Brunswick and Old Bridge). Depending on traffic, you could be to your Mother's house in about an hour.

You might also want to check southern part of New Jersey, Lawrenceville, Robbinsville and even some suburbs of Trenton. PA taxes are slowly catching up to NJ taxes, although the spread of the price of housing is still greater in NJ (from PA prices). The area in/around Toms River seems conducive to retirement living, and do some parts of northern Delaware.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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hi, Which town is the best choice for low income property near New Jersey?

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Old 01-28-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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What part of NJ, prinnce? And what do you consider a low income?
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:04 AM
 
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i live in jersey city nj but work in paterson nj what would be the closest city/town to move to in p.a that would allow for a commute of less time and traffic
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:11 AM
 
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i live in jersey city nj but work in paterson nj what would be the closest city/town to move to in p.a that would allow for a commute of less time and traffic
You don't want to live on the I80 corridor as it is more crowded and further to Sayreville. So you want to look on the I78 corridor. The closest town exit 75 (Easton PA and Williams Township), but you may have trouble finding a home you like. The newer townhomes are on the Williams Township (south of I78)

The next exit is 71 (Bethlehem Township and Route 33). This is more suburban and there is a much wider range of housing options.

The next exit is 67 (Hellertown and Sands Casino). This exit is more desirable if you have a family and are looking for good schools (on the south side of I78).

The next exits are 59 and 60A & 60B. Also good if you have a family, but economical housing options are limited.

Exits 57 and 58 are Allentown.
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