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Old 11-14-2014, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Bordentown
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Hi everyone,
I am originally from N Jersey and currently live in Phoenix, AZ. I am eyeing a potential job in Glassboro, NJ. Where would an ideal place be to live? I am in my mid 30s and married, no kids. I would like to be within 20 - 30 min driving distance from Glassboro. I am not familiar with S Jersey at all and am looking for some input. Thank you!
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:35 PM
 
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It depends on what you want. Glassboro's alright, especially with Rowan University's presence and its attempts to make Glassboro a college town. If you want more of a traditional town and nicer atmosphere, Pitman may be your best bet, as it is only a few minutes to Glassboro. It has a nice town center with shops and a theatre, many older houses, and is directly adjacent to Glassboro. Wenonah would also be good, but it's more like 15-20 minutes from Glassboro and it lacks much of a commercial town center. If you want newer housing and a more suburban atmosphere, anywhere in Harrison Twp/Mullica Hill and Washington Twp. would work too. The benefit to living in Pitman or Wenonah is that there's a proposed light rail line between Glassboro and Camden that would run through both Pitman and Wenonah.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Bordentown
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Thanks for your response.
I'm not looking for a ritzy place, nor am I looking for a rough neighborhood. Mostly something middle class. I will take a look at all those towns you proposed. This is really helpful!
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Old 11-15-2014, 12:20 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Thanks for your response.
I'm not looking for a ritzy place, nor am I looking for a rough neighborhood. Mostly something middle class. I will take a look at all those towns you proposed. This is really helpful!
Gloucester County is generally very decent and middle class. It is full of up and coming new developments in formally rural areas, the product of NJ's population branching away from its traditional regions. Glassboro isn't the greatest town, but several surrounding neighborhoods (South Harrison, Mullica Hill, Pitman, Mantua, Clayton, Wenonah) are all considered safe and good places to live. Your commute would not be long at all, 10-15 minutes in the case of some of these towns.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:19 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Hi everyone,
I am originally from N Jersey and currently live in Phoenix, AZ. I am eyeing a potential job in Glassboro, NJ. Where would an ideal place be to live? I am in my mid 30s and married, no kids. I would like to be within 20 - 30 min driving distance from Glassboro. I am not familiar with S Jersey at all and am looking for some input. Thank you!
Pitman
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Old 11-15-2014, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Bordentown
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Thanks, everyone.
If you were to compare cost of living between Pitman, Wenonah, Mantua and the other towns mentioned, how do they compare against neighborhoods in Essex County such as Chatham, Roseland, etc.? I imagine that S Jersey is typically cheaper than N Jersey? Or am I mistaken?
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Old 11-15-2014, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Thanks, everyone.
If you were to compare cost of living between Pitman, Wenonah, Mantua and the other towns mentioned, how do they compare against neighborhoods in Essex County such as Chatham, Roseland, etc.? I imagine that S Jersey is typically cheaper than N Jersey? Or am I mistaken?
You're not mistaken. Gas and food are pretty much the same, but rent and housing prices are lower. I've only ever known a few people who lived in the Pitman, Mantua area, so I really don't want to say that I know anything about living there.

Northern NJ is so far removed from Southern NJ, that they might as well be on different planets.

Last edited by observer53; 11-30-2014 at 05:02 AM.. Reason: fixed broken quote tag
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Old 11-16-2014, 01:24 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Thanks, everyone.
If you were to compare cost of living between Pitman, Wenonah, Mantua and the other towns mentioned, how do they compare against neighborhoods in Essex County such as Chatham, Roseland, etc.? I imagine that S Jersey is typically cheaper than N Jersey? Or am I mistaken?
I have no clue how to compare the difference in cost between Essex County & Pitman. I can tell you that it's cheaper than Cherry Hill. During the boom people from North Jersey were buying in Cherry Hill because they considered it cheap.
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Old 11-16-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Thanks, everyone.
If you were to compare cost of living between Pitman, Wenonah, Mantua and the other towns mentioned, how do they compare against neighborhoods in Essex County such as Chatham, Roseland, etc.? I imagine that S Jersey is typically cheaper than N Jersey? Or am I mistaken?
It has probably become more expensive as folks have been flocking down there for the past decade or so, but I can't imagine the COL in that area would even stack up to some of those elitist North Jersey towns.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:07 PM
 
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Deptford is close to Glassboro and is in the lower tax rate compared to the region.
Yes there is traffic around the Mall.. but Deptford is a big town and has many regions to choose from
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