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Old 08-12-2012, 10:40 PM
 
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Which is a better area of Washington Township? I've been looking at houses around the area and I'm down to 2 houses that I really like. Both are in Washington Township. One in Sewell. One in Turnersville. They are about 10 minutes away from each other. Both are close to schools and shops. One is closer to the Kennedy Health Systems Hospital. Is it good to be that close to a hospital? I am torn between the two and wanted to know if one town is better than the other.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:09 AM
 
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I don't think the proximity to the hospital is really an issue. My sister has lived in Sewell for around 15 years and her house is relatively close to the hospital and you wouldn't even know it was there unless you drove the few minutes to it. So, overall unless you were living next to it, I don't think it would be an issue.

Considering both places are in the same township, does it really matter? I would think at this point the choice would come down to the houses themselves and which general neighborhood you like better, meaning the actual street the houses are on. I can't think of anything that would be compelling enough in anyway to say one area was better then the other. FWIW, of the four or so people/families I know who live in Washington Twp., they all live in Sewell, but I don't think that really means anything.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:32 AM
 
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It doesn't mean anything. Turnersville (08012) is the oldest part of town. It's geographically closer to Blackwood. Washington Township doesn't have its own zip code because I don't think one was available at the time that the town exploded during the 80's. So, it uses Sewell (08080) and Blackwood (08012), though both are part of Washington Township, as GOAT suggested. The only thing that may be different are which elementary and middle schools your children would go to, if that is an issue for you. Also, if you commute to the city, you may find it less of a burden to be in Turnersville (08012) closer to Blackwood (42) than other parts of town. Nonetheless, these are all preferences. I agree with GOAT- pick the house you like best.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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Whooooh- we live in Sewell NJ (08080) and are in Mantua Township. Whats up with that?
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:21 PM
 
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Whooooh- we live in Sewell NJ (08080) and are in Mantua Township. Whats up with that?
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Sewell (pronounced Sue-ull or Soole) is an unincorporated area within Mantua Township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. Sewell also refers to part of Washington Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, which is not part of Mantua Township. The area is served as United States Postal ServiceZIP code 08080.[1]


Sewell is just an unincorporated area. The actual census designated place is entirely in Mantua, but the name Sewell also applies to a section of Washington Township, though it isn't technically Sewell, except to the people that live there, lol.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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Thanks, everyone!

The house in Sewell backs up to the Wedgewood Country Club and the other one backs up to a part of the hospital parking lot. There is a separation there...a wooded area between the parking lot and the houses. Both are good because one backs up to a wooded area, while the other one is right next to the golf course.

Also, quick question. We were trying to figure out what type of tv cable/internet ppl have there. We were wondering why another house we were looking at in Washington Township (but this one was closer to Glassboro) had Verizon Fios, but when we checked the houses in Sewell and Turnersville...we found out that Verizon is not compatible w/ any of those areas. All 3 houses are 10 minutes apart. I wonder why Verizon doesn't cover ALL of Washington Township. We were trying not to have Direct TV anymore because it sucks during bad weather. It keeps losing connection and satellite.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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Thanks, everyone!

The house in Sewell backs up to the Wedgewood Country Club and the other one backs up to a part of the hospital parking lot. There is a separation there...a wooded area between the parking lot and the houses. Both are good because one backs up to a wooded area, while the other one is right next to the golf course.

Also, quick question. We were trying to figure out what type of tv cable/internet ppl have there. We were wondering why another house we were looking at in Washington Township (but this one was closer to Glassboro) had Verizon Fios, but when we checked the houses in Sewell and Turnersville...we found out that Verizon is not compatible w/ any of those areas. All 3 houses are 10 minutes apart. I wonder why Verizon doesn't cover ALL of Washington Township. We were trying not to have Direct TV anymore because it sucks during bad weather. It keeps losing connection and satellite.
Comcast covers the entire area with regular "triple play" TV/phone/internet options. FiOS is rolled out in some areas and not in others. It's weird that they aren't available in all of Washington Twp., but that's how it is all over. They were really going "gung ho" with the role out for a while and then just stopped. Large swaths of Gloucester and even some sections of Camden and Bulrington Counties don't have it.

I had FiOS in 2007 and liked it, but then I moved to a non-FiOS area. I now have the top tier Comcast package and my partents have FiOS. Comparing the two, I have to say that the current Comcast/Xfinity stuff is just as good (and in some ways better) then what you get with FiOS. Back a few years ago, there was a major difference and FiOS was way better, but Comcast has definitely caught up. So, I wouldn't rest the decision on whether or not you can get FiOS, because you can definitely get Comcast and it really is just as good unless you are doing some extreme internet downloading and uploading, way more then any normal family would do.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:16 PM
 
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I grew up with Comcast in Twin Ponds East, and we always had problems with the buried lines under our house. I have FIOS up in Collingswood and the pricing and service are both great. In Collingswood, I have overhead service lines. I think the line quality makes an obvious difference. In my opinion, Comcast's TV programming is better, but FIOS's packages on the whole are cheaper. If you can get FIOS, I would recommend it without a doubt. However, if you can't, as GOAT suggested, it's not a deal breaker.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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@tom_567:

How is that area...Twin Ponds East? One of the houses we were seriously looking at is in that area. When we visited it seemed nice and quiet. A nice neighborhood in Washington Township is what we're looking for. Unfortunately, the house we were looking at is a short sale and we weren't sure if we wanted to deal w/ that whole process knowing it might be a long one.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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But don't overlook one other point: Bragging rights!! Sewell is notable for containing the Inversand marl pit, the last remaining, operational greensand mine in the world!!!
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