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Old 08-05-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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My wife and I are finally beginning to settle on places to move, but we're stuck between moving to Burlington Township and Mount Laurel. We have kids so a sense of community, good schools, etc. are a priority. I'd like it to be a little less congested than Hamilton, which is where we live now, but it's not our biggest priority. Can anyone please help us compare/contrast these two areas? We know little about them. Thanks for any help you can give us!
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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Mount Laurel is far better IMO than Burlington Twp. ML is a better location, better schools, more affluent and better quality of life. BT is a decent town but the location and access to shopping doesn't compare to ML. You'll do better in BT in terms of housing price but I'd stick to ML, can't really go wrong.

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Old 08-05-2008, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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The two town are very close together but if school is important to you, Mt. Laurel has a big edge over Burlington township. The school report card doesn't look good. Based on SAT scores, it's below district and state average.

Tax is a bit higher in Burlington township but houses are cheaper.

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Old 08-06-2008, 06:49 AM
 
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Mount Laurel is far better IMO than Burlington Twp. ML is a better location, better schools, more affluent and better quality of life. BT is a decent town but the location and access to shopping doesn't compare to ML. You'll do better in BT in terms of housing price but I'd stick to ML, can't really go wrong.
I agree.
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Burlington County, NJ
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I vote Mount Laurel as well!
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Highland Creek Area
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I'm curious why you've narrowed your search to these two towns? They are fairly different from one another. Overall, I would vote for Mt. Laurel over Burlington with schools being a primary reason, but traffic in Mt. Laurel won't be considerably better than in Hamilton, IMO. It all depends on what part of town you live in, but navigating your way around Rt. 38, 70 and 73 can be rough.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:00 AM
 
Location: NJ
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another vote for Mt. Laurel.
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