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Old 10-17-2010, 09:04 AM
 
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I will be working in Camden NJ, next month on. Want to know best and safe places where I can move with family. Since I will not be driving initially, should be reasonably close to Camden and commutable by public transport.
I also want to know about schools. Will my kid (now in first grade) be admitted in schools in the district, in between of an academic year, say December.

Thanks in advance
evening lamp
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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I will be working in Camden NJ, next month on. Want to know best and safe places where I can move with family. Since I will not be driving initially, should be reasonably close to Camden and commutable by public transport.
I also want to know about schools. Will my kid (now in first grade) be admitted in schools in the district, in between of an academic year, say December.

Thanks in advance
evening lamp
Where in Camden?

Also, rent or buy? What's the budget on that?

Whenever you move there register your child. It doesn't matter when. If it's November register the child.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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If you want to get there by public transportation, I would be on the Patco High Speedline route (the train will be much less hassle then busses). Collingswood is very close to Camden and on the Patco route. I haven't heard much about their schools but maybe someone else can chime in. It seems like a nice area with a walkable downtown and lots of big old oaks, etc, I think it's charming and looks like a nice place to be.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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Where in Camden?

Also, rent or buy? What's the budget on that?

Whenever you move there register your child. It doesn't matter when. If it's November register the child.
Interested in neighborhoods of Camden, rental property for around $900 to $1200 pm.
Do you mean kid does not have to wait till new academic year (Sept 2011) and start school from December (2010) ?
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:44 PM
 
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You do you not want your kid to have anything to do with the Camden school district. It's usually in the top 10 of America's worst schools. Move 10-15 minutes outside of Camden along the Patco line as others have suggested into Collingswood or neighboring Haddon Township (which has an even better school school district) and hop on the Patco line to get into work. Collingswood and Haddon Township are in Camden County - but not Camden proper, big difference.
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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Do you mean kid does not have to wait till new academic year (Sept 2011) and start school from December (2010) ?
Your son can start as soon as you move to town. You just go to the school, fill out the residency paperwork, etc and he should be able to start immediately. Once you figure out where you're going to live, call the appropriate school and get the ball rolling so your child does not have to miss any school.
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Old 10-17-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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Interested in neighborhoods of Camden, rental property for around $900 to $1200 pm.
Do you mean kid does not have to wait till new academic year (Sept 2011) and start school from December (2010) ?
Where will you be working in Camden? Some areas are accessable by bus, others from the PATCO high speedline.

Why would you think that your child would have to sit out the school year? Where are you moving from?
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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For the sake of your child, I would recommend avoiding Camden at all costs. And live in maybe Haddonfield or Camden like others here suggested. I would also consider checking out towns along the RiverLINE route.
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:27 AM
 
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camden schools are worse then you can possibly imagine.. Don't even consider it under any circumstances. Collingswood and hadden heights would be perfect for your
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:19 AM
 
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I'm not sure you have a good knowledge of Camden if you want to live in the city and have your kids go to school there. It's like moving to NYC and saying you want to live in Harlem. You could probably get a palace for $1200/month but you really won't want to live there. Your commute from Collingswood wouldn't be more than 10 minutes, in fact it'll probably get you to work faster than getting from one side of Camden to the other on a bus!
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