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Old 07-08-2020, 03:22 PM
 
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Hi all ,
I am considering a job offer in New Brunswick , NJ. I live in Dallas , TX and the cost of living in NJ is way to high compared to Dallas.

Some People told me that i can live in PA across the border which will save me a lot of money. So i am looking at towns and places within 50 minutes drive from New Brunswick that are affordable , good schools and reasonable.
Since the new job requires three days in office and 2 days from home and sometimes entire week from home then i do not mind driving for 45-50 minutes to work each way , this is not a daily commute everyday.

I really appreciate it sharing your thoughts about towns , places in PA that has good schools, safe and within 50 minutes drive from New Brunswick NJ.

I have three kids, a 15 years old, 12 years old and 4 years old. pretty much i need good schools elementary , middle and high school...

Looking to buy a house, or maybe a town house. The budget is pretty much open as long as i get good schools, nice and safe neighborhoods. I did not search in NJ since everyone i spoke to recommended PA, but if there a reasonable place in NJ withing 50 minutes drive to New Brunswick then i will consider it.

Thank you very much and looking forward to your input.
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:25 PM
 
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You're going to pay a lot - in many ways - for that. That commute eats tires, and you'll be gone for many hours a day. I stopped working, twice, because of my husband's demanding career.
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Old 07-08-2020, 10:29 PM
 
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Yardley and Newtown. The only problem is that they are 45-50 minutes to New Brunswick with no traffic...not during typical commuting hours, which would mean you are going to definitely go over the 1 hour mark. Lots of traffic on those routes from Bucks and Northampton Counties into Central Jersey because a lot of people have moved there for tax purposes just like you are considering. The other footnote to that is home prices have gotten more expensive over there as time has gone on.

That said, if you are looking at PA towns to commute to New Brunswick, you should be posting in the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley forums...to New Brunswick though, really only that Philadelphia forum, because Bucks County towns along of close to the NJ border, like the two mentioned above, are the only real options.

What is your budget? You may find between the commute, bridge tolls, gas, wear and tear on your car, and perhaps your mortgage to, that the tax savings are not as great as you may think.
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Old 07-09-2020, 07:05 AM
 
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Yardley and Newtown. The only problem is that they are 45-50 minutes to New Brunswick with no traffic...not during typical commuting hours, which would mean you are going to definitely go over the 1 hour mark. Lots of traffic on those routes from Bucks and Northampton Counties into Central Jersey because a lot of people have moved there for tax purposes just like you are considering. The other footnote to that is home prices have gotten more expensive over there as time has gone on.

That said, if you are looking at PA towns to commute to New Brunswick, you should be posting in the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley forums...to New Brunswick though, really only that Philadelphia forum, because Bucks County towns along of close to the NJ border, like the two mentioned above, are the only real options.

What is your budget? You may find between the commute, bridge tolls, gas, wear and tear on your car, and perhaps your mortgage to, that the tax savings are not as great as you may think.
Thanks for your comments, I am looking at max 600K . I will take your advice and post in the Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley forums.
Remember I might go to work just 2 or 3 days a week and some weeks all remote from home. So an hour drive is not that bad.
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