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Old 08-05-2014, 08:40 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I'm being a little premature here, but... I always like to examine my options!

Right now I'm living with my parents, but I'm trying to get a job at Cooper hospital, and I wouldn't mind living somewhere along the River Line if it comes through.

I've been browsing Weichert and seeing a lot of decent looking row houses in the 100k range in Burlington, especially on Broad street. I want to just take a drive through and see what it's like, but I figured it was worth asking too.

I realize nothing that cheap is going to be too high end, but I don't want to live in dump either...

If not Burlington, what about any other river towns around there?
I like the kind of small city atmosphere... Right now I live way out in the sticks and I'm just getting kind of tired of it.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:06 AM
 
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Bordentown is the nicest riverline town, basically all the nice architecture of Burlington but without the "seedines," of Burlington. It's probably a bit pricier but still not too upscale, though possibly trending in that direction. Riverton and Cinnaminson are also nice.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:30 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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I agree with the post abive^^^ Bordentown > Burlington any day. Burlington feels very much like a rundown Philly suburb. Mostly because it is.
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:07 PM
 
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Burlington city is a very nice place to live, as long as you are in the right sections just like any place there is the wrong side of the tracks. Stay away from the northern section of the city. example, York and federal streets. look in the wood street area and down by the river. use High street and the river line to decide on a location. as you come down High street from rt 130, stay to the left of high st all the way down to the river. the right side is your more low income and crappy areas. Good luck
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Old 08-13-2014, 03:40 PM
 
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Burlington city is a very nice place to live, as long as you are in the right sections just like any place there is the wrong side of the tracks. Stay away from the northern section of the city. example, York and federal streets. look in the wood street area and down by the river. use High street and the river line to decide on a location. as you come down High street from rt 130, stay to the left of high st all the way down to the river. the right side is your more low income and crappy areas. Good luck
I'm not from there, but my wife has family in Burlington City and agree with this based on my many visits to Burlington to see her family. On the other side of High, I think some streets are fine and others are not.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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I'm from Burlington city. If I were to live there near the riverline AND near a desirable location I would rent on Broad st or somewhere on the Delaware river side of the track. I think buying an old home there may be more trouble than its worth.... Unless the home comes on a decent size of yard with it which it probably won't....... The Burlington waterfront is 2nd to none on the Delaware river.
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:10 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Well, I know I haven't posted back, but I DID read everything!
The job at Cooper didn't come through, but I'm still applying. Hopefully something happens.

I'm still looking in Burlington. Bordentown just seems to be in a different league when it comes to price.
I'm actually really starting to like the idea. There's three places listed now that are duplexes that look really nice. One on East Broad, one on Union St, and one on Saint Mary St.

Letting the rent from half of one of these places pay the mortgage sounds like a good idea to me....
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:44 AM
 
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You should look at Palmyra and Delanco, Maybe Roebling. There should be some options in that price range. They are all safer than Burlington City, and have River Line Stations. Palmyra has a decent walkable mainstreet with shops, all have good parks. If Renting is an option also look at the brand new Cinnaminson Harbor which has a Riverline station right in front of it, and the delaware river is right behind it (parks and trail to be built soon).
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:37 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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You should look at Palmyra and Delanco, Maybe Roebling. There should be some options in that price range. They are all safer than Burlington City, and have River Line Stations. Palmyra has a decent walkable mainstreet with shops, all have good parks. If Renting is an option also look at the brand new Cinnaminson Harbor which has a Riverline station right in front of it, and the delaware river is right behind it (parks and trail to be built soon).
I never looked in Palmyra before, but it certainly looks promising!
I see a number of pretty affordable nice looking properties.
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