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Old 05-05-2013, 02:26 PM
 
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Hello All,

We are leaving the Boston area to NJ for jobs at the end of the summer. My wife got a job at Rowan University in Glassboro and I will be working at Princeton University in Princeton.

We are looking for a place somewhere in between the two. Here are some of the criteria we have.

1. It's a safe neighborhood
2. Looking to rent a 2+ bedroom apt/house/townhouse
3. Price range $1200 - $1800

We know nothing about local taxes or what neighborhoods are "nice". Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. In just looking at a some directions, it looks like Willingboro would be equal commute. We are ok with having the commute skewed one way if that means living in a nicer town.

Thanks so much!
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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Hello All,

We are leaving the Boston area to NJ for jobs at the end of the summer. My wife got a job at Rowan University in Glassboro and I will be working at Princeton University in Princeton.

We are looking for a place somewhere in between the two. Here are some of the criteria we have.

1. It's a safe neighborhood
2. Looking to rent a 2+ bedroom apt/house/townhouse
3. Price range $1200 - $1800

We know nothing about local taxes or what neighborhoods are "nice". Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. In just looking at a some directions, it looks like Willingboro would be equal commute. We are ok with having the commute skewed one way if that means living in a nicer town.

Thanks so much!
Do you have kids? If so, do you need public schools?
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:00 PM
 
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No kids right now.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:06 PM
 
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No kids right now.
Are you planning on needing public schools in the future? If so, I wouldn't go with Willingboro. Otherwise, check it out & see how it works for you in real life. Keeping close to 295 would give you better options, especially if you will be looking for schools in the future.

If I was in your position, I'd look at Barrington.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:40 PM
 
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Mt. Laurel would also be an area to check. You could hop right on 295 N, your wife would be going against traffic 295 S to 42 (briefly) to 55 S.
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:38 PM
 
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Voorhees, Cherry Hill or Marlton also would work.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:17 PM
 
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South jersey taxes are high ESP in the areas where you are looking. Your renting will more likely be on the higher side of your budget.
Even in Glassboro the rentals are high due to off campus living.
If you have Glassboro questions feel free to ask. I live 3blocks from Rowan U.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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1. It's a safe neighborhood


We know nothing about local taxes or what neighborhoods are "nice"....We are ok with having the commute skewed one way if that means living in a nicer town.
Darn and i was thinking of a really horrible town with bad neighborhoods. Plus i was going to through in bad schools with an unsafe feeling. Oh well, maybe next time.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:42 PM
 
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Darn and i was thinking of a really horrible town with bad neighborhoods. Plus i was going to through in bad schools with an unsafe feeling. Oh well, maybe next time.
There are times when a person, say a single guy, doesn't mind if a neighborhood isn't safe or nice, but wants to have access to something they deem more important (cheep housing, a certain landmark, access train stop, etc.)
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:45 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for your input. It is very helpful indeed. I think by the time we would need schools we would be looking to buy and then look into different neighborhoods. I see this as a two year apartment move for us before picking a place to settle down.

jklkj, thanks for the offer for the glassboro help. I will keep that in mind.

Thanks again. All great comments!
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