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Old 03-04-2010, 06:08 PM
 
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When are you moving? Next 1-3 months
Where are you coming from? Outside of Boston, MA, but I lived most of my life on Long Island, NY
Why are you moving? Relocation from my work mostly requested by me, do not like MA
Where will you be working? NJ (Hackettstown, Roxbury, Dover, Newton, South Plainfield)
Have you been here yet? NO
Will you buy or rent? BUY
If buying, are you looking for a house or a condo? How much can you spend? House, $500-600k, could go a little higher, thinking current houses listed for $650 or so could be bought for under $600.
If renting, are you looking for an apartment, a townhouse or loft? How much can you spend?
Do you prefer hi-rise or walk up?

Are you married or single? Do you have children? Married with 3 kids (4 year old twins and a 6 month old)
Do you prefer public or private schools? Public, but open to either.
Do you have pets? No
Do you want or need a yard? Yes, prefer minimum of 1/2 Acre
Are you keeping a car? 3 car garage minimum
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet? Calm and Quiet

What do you want to be closest to?
Work- I am used to an hour commute each way, it does not bother me.
Shopping- A mall with-in 20 minutes or so is fine.
Basic services (supermarket, drugstore, etc.)- Top priority would be close (with-in 5 minutes or so) grocery shopping for my wife
Nightlife- Do not care if there is none
Train or subway stations- Will never use, not needed

Do you want to live with people of a similar age, race, religion or sexual preference or do you prefer a diverse neighborhood? I would like to be in a neighborhood with other families with Children similar age. Prefer a community type setting with no pass-through traffic.

Phillies or Mets? Yankees (One of many reasons I can not stand MA)

I was looking on-line around East Stroudsburg and realized LV area would work as well. My wife and I like more of a country setting with stores not to far. We want good schools for the kids, a safe and active community for the kids as well. I liked a few houses I saw for sale in Country Club Estates, it appears to be in Easton.

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Old 03-05-2010, 05:16 AM
 
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Try Forks Township, Lower Nazareth Township, Upper Nazareth Township. All should have nice homes in your price range and meeting your other requirements. Forks and Lower Naz are probably closer to shopping, but I think the lots in Forks might tend to be smaller.
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:06 AM
 
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I did a quick google map search and Hackettstown is one hour from Center Valley and Southern Lehigh School District where I live. Southern Lehigh School District I don't think I would go any farther West then this but we have all of the things that you are looking for. Well, except for fellow Yankees fans. Most people tend to like the Phillies or the Mets.

I would suggest picking out a few districts and comparing them here - Pennsylvania Schools - Find a Public or Private Pennsylvania School - SchoolDigger.com or http://www.schoolmatters.com/ (broken link)
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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If you're commuting to the cities you mentioned, with the exception of South Plainfield, you'll have to take Rt. 80. If you live along the route 33 corridor, you can take a short cut across the Portland bridge and cut off the whole mess at the Del. Water Gap tolls, which will save some time.
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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If you're commuting to the cities you mentioned, with the exception of South Plainfield, you'll have to take Rt. 80. If you live along the route 33 corridor, you can take a short cut across the Portland bridge and cut off the whole mess at the Del. Water Gap tolls, which will save some time.
This is great to know. All responses are appreciated.

How bad is the traffic just going to those towns? I am assuming the most brutal traffic is when you get closer to 287 and NY, am I right????
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:45 PM
 
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I hope you know John because I commute all of ten minutes and my husband does about the same...
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:54 AM
 
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How bad is the traffic just going to those towns? I am assuming the most brutal traffic is when you get closer to 287 and NY, am I right????
Once you get into NJ, Rt. 80 is a slow moving mess for pretty much the entire way when headed eastbound in the morning and westbound in the evening. It gets worse as you get further into NJ. Lots of people are willing to suffer through it though.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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Once you get into NJ, Rt. 80 is a slow moving mess for pretty much the entire way when headed eastbound in the morning and westbound in the evening. It gets worse as you get further into NJ. Lots of people are willing to suffer through it though.
Good to know, I keep looking into this more and it appears Williams township is our type of area, I would obvioulsy have to see it though.

Good thing is I do not have a 8-5 type job, I can start at 6am (On road at 5am) and be gone by 3-4pm so I would assume that would miss much of the traffic.
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Old 03-06-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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Good to know, I keep looking into this more and it appears Williams township is our type of area, I would obvioulsy have to see it though.

Good thing is I do not have a 8-5 type job, I can start at 6am (On road at 5am) and be gone by 3-4pm so I would assume that would miss much of the traffic.

Not!

You'll be it the mess unless your leaving between 3-4AM. And it's always being worked on. The reality of commuting is simple. From this area to NYC take between 2 -3 hours 1way the majority of the time. Depending on where in Jersey it's still about the same. Thats the average and anyone that tells you different is lying. It's 4-6 hours a day both way and when you add that to a 8-10 hour average day for people you'll have betwen 8-10 hours once you hit your house to eat, have family time(if they are awake, shows and sleep). That's why people hate it and end up moving back more than they stay. The smallest portion of them last doing it with the same family they started. We are not a bedroom community of a large city other than Philly and the pay scale there is similar to here. The money is in NYC and the surrounding locations but the cost associated with the commute along with the impact of the time spent is not worth it. People that care about the almighty dollar over the value of a family will be the only people that disagree and IMHO they dont deserve a family because they are putting in the time needed to raise a child correctly. It's obvious in the crime rates and attitudes of children over the last few "ME ME ME Decades"!
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:18 PM
 
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I underestand your point fully, I do not have to go to New York, just the towns I listed. It appears another opening may come up where Easton would also be my location, if that is the case I am definately heading to Easton. I should know a lot more in the next 2 weeks. If I End up getting the Easton location that would be great. If I end up with the ones I listed above I may have to look more at East Stroudsburg area due to all of them being off RT-80.

Thank all, keep any and all comments coming please.

Thanks
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