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Old 07-08-2007, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Freehold Borough
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These folks are looking to get away from crack, smack and crime. I wouldn’t recommend Freehold Boro to then as an escape from the city.

Unless they want to live in a town full of illegal day workers, drugs and crime. In that case by all means move to Freehold Boro.

The towns I recommended have excellent schools and are wonderful places to live and bring up a family.

If you are willing to go down to brick you could even get a home on the water within your price range.

You have a very wrong idea of Freehold Borough. I have lived here for thirteen years and it is a very good place to live. I would suggest this town to any one who is house hunting. The schools are good. The crime is not what you suggest, and the overall quality of life is well worth the investment to buy here.

Unlike some of the cookie cutter towns that I see mentioned in this thread, Freehold,Borough has a great deal of charm and charachter. This is a historic town with many beautiful houses and a very nice down town area. Shopping, transportation, parks, and several houses of worship round off the list of reasons to buy here.
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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all those schools you mentioned excepting brick are part of the same regional school district, one reason the boro school is doing so well is because all the students from marlboro who were forced by redistricting to attend there.
You can choose to live less than 1 mile in any direction from the boro and avoid all the problems associated with the boro
Absolutely not true. The majority of the kids that go to the boro live in the boro or Freehold Township. The only kids that go to the boro that live in Marlboro or Manalapan are the ones that have elected to go there. They are in the med-sci or culinary programs (which are highly regarded in this state). To say that the school enjoys a very good reputation and scores well beause a handfull of kids from Manalapan, Marlboro, Howell and Colts Neck attend is just not true. I have two children that have graduated from the boro and one is a senior now. All three are heavily involved in sports so I've spent a lot of time at the boro in the past 12 years. The school enjoys a great blend of kids from all walks of life. Most parents that have children at the boro will tell you it's great school. Having recently retired from law enforcement after 30 years I can tell you that I am very aware of what goes on around in the area. I know police officers from all of the towns in the Freehold Regional High School District and can tell you without a doubt that the boro high school is doing "JUST FINE".

Again I don't know where you get your info from. I live in Freehold Township. I live less than a mile from the boro high school and my children and all the children in my development are districted to the boro.

I just wish when people give advice about the area they give facts not fiction.
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Old 07-09-2007, 07:50 AM
 
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Double Mint:

I concur with your analysis regarding the communities of Western Monmouth County. A friend of mine works for a nationally known travel group in Marlboro and often complains about the rudeness of locals coming in to the office. She particular points to the people from Marlboro, Manalapan and nearby Monroe being the worst offenders of all.

I see the same sort of snotty behavior at the local stores and supermarkets in the area. I am also frequently "cut off" on Route 9 by countless Beamers and Lexus' (most are SUV's) driven by "sharpies," trying to send the message of somehow being better than me.

Ahhhh. but, later in the day, when I sit and read the Asbury Park Press, I note that much of the White Collar Crime taking place in the County is rooted in Marlboro, especially. A water company official; a local Spa retailer; numerous Russian Maffia head-honchos and even much of Marlboro's governing body has been in trouble with the law, in past years.

A nephew of mine, who attended Marlboro High School a few years back reported heavy drug use and sharing of same between some of the students and their parents.

In addition, aside from Freehld Borough, Farmingdale and Englishtown, none of the towns in Western Monmouth County have a true downtown laden with community spirit. The Boro, especially, shows lots of local flabor and pride among it's friendly and down to earth residents. Freehold's charming downtown helps provide a real sense of community and gives the town it's Norman Rockwell charm. Yes, the town is diverse. So what? So is terrific, upscale Red Bank and other memorable towns in the area.

Don't listen to the propagandists looking to discredit Freehold Borough. It's issues are no more nor less challenging than those of Marlboro, Manalapan or Howell. If anything, they are less mean spirited and full of good American Middle Class warmth and values. Freehold Borough wasn't built for greed. It was built for good living. How do I know? I live there.

How about a lovely old Victorian rather than an oversized development home?
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Freehold Borough
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Double Mint:

I concur with your analysis regarding the communities of Western Monmouth County. A friend of mine works for a nationally known travel group in Marlboro and often complains about the rudeness of locals coming in to the office. She particular points to the people from Marlboro, Manalapan and nearby Monroe being the worst offenders of all.

I see the same sort of snotty behavior at the local stores and supermarkets in the area. I am also frequently "cut off" on Route 9 by countless Beamers and Lexus' (most are SUV's) driven by "sharpies," trying to send the message of somehow being better than me.

Ahhhh. but, later in the day, when I sit and read the Asbury Park Press, I note that much of the White Collar Crime taking place in the County is rooted in Marlboro, especially. A water company official; a local Spa retailer; numerous Russian Maffia head-honchos and even much of Marlboro's governing body has been in trouble with the law, in past years.

A nephew of mine, who attended Marlboro High School a few years back reported heavy drug use and sharing of same between some of the students and their parents.

In addition, aside from Freehld Borough, Farmingdale and Englishtown, none of the towns in Western Monmouth County have a true downtown laden with community spirit. The Boro, especially, shows lots of local flabor and pride among it's friendly and down to earth residents. Freehold's charming downtown helps provide a real sense of community and gives the town it's Norman Rockwell charm. Yes, the town is diverse. So what? So is terrific, upscale Red Bank and other memorable towns in the area.

Don't listen to the propagandists looking to discredit Freehold Borough. It's issues are no more nor less challenging than those of Marlboro, Manalapan or Howell. If anything, they are less mean spirited and full of good American Middle Class warmth and values. Freehold Borough wasn't built for greed. It was built for good living. How do I know? I live there.

How about a lovely old Victorian rather than an oversized development home?
Stffgrp2003, good to see you here! Your take on our town is on the money. As I mentioned, I have been here for thirteen years and have loved every minute of it. My area is very good with a mix of retired people and families. This is a good place for people to raise a family.

Crime in this area? When I first moved in, I asked a neighbor what, or if, there were any problems with crime in our area. He thought about it and the only thing he could think of was when a garden hose was stolen years before. To this day, that is the level of peace, quiet and safety we have here in Freehold Borough.

Another poster defended the schools and was absolutely right. The regional school system is tops with the Borough high school leading the way. The elementery and intermediate schools are also very good.
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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Stffgrp2003, good to see you here! Your take on our town is on the money. As I mentioned, I have been here for thirteen years and have loved every minute of it. My area is very good with a mix of retired people and families. This is a good place for people to raise a family.

Crime in this area? When I first moved in, I asked a neighbor what, or if, there were any problems with crime in our area. He thought about it and the only thing he could think of was when a garden hose was stolen years before. To this day, that is the level of peace, quiet and safety we have here in Freehold Borough.

Another poster defended the schools and was absolutely right. The regional school system is tops with the Borough high school leading the way. The elementery and intermediate schools are also very good.
Anyone that has been on this forum for any length of time will tell you that I will defend the Borough high school to the end. I think the majority of people that try to discredit it have never stepped foot inside it, and know nothing about it. They have pre conceived notions about the school and are either too lazy or too ignorant to learn the facts and thats their loss. Maybe they are just afraid of the unknown. Anyway it's good to see someone else stick up for the town. Good luck to you................................

Don't know if you like Mexican food. We recently ate at Mi Lindo Mexico (formerly Lorenzos) and the food was pretty good, (not quite as good as ElMeson. However we ate at La Familia (formerly Dunkin Donuts) yesterday and I can say the food was excellent. My family are big fans of Mexican food and we all enjoyed our dishes. If you like black beans you'll flip for theirs. We'll be trying the new South Street Steak House which is scheduled to open next week. We'll let you know how it is.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:37 PM
 
Location: secaucus nj
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didnt see any1 mention Old tappen, woodcliff lake or Park Ridge. even emerson or oradell fir what ure looking for.

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Old 07-11-2007, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Freehold Borough
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Anyone that has been on this forum for any length of time will tell you that I will defend the Borough high school to the end. I think the majority of people that try to discredit it have never stepped foot inside it, and know nothing about it. They have pre conceived notions about the school and are either too lazy or too ignorant to learn the facts and thats their loss. Maybe they are just afraid of the unknown. Anyway it's good to see someone else stick up for the town. Good luck to you................................

Don't know if you like Mexican food. We recently ate at Mi Lindo Mexico (formerly Lorenzos) and the food was pretty good, (not quite as good as ElMeson. However we ate at La Familia (formerly Dunkin Donuts) yesterday and I can say the food was excellent. My family are big fans of Mexican food and we all enjoyed our dishes. If you like black beans you'll flip for theirs. We'll be trying the new South Street Steak House which is scheduled to open next week. We'll let you know how it is.
It is amazing that people who do not live here have a certain idea of the schools. People like you and me, who do live here, know better.

Have not tried the new place Mi Lindo Mexico, yet. I have heard mixed reviews of La Familia, but unfortunately it does not appear to be doing well. I will have to try that out. I am looking forward to the steak house as well. For now, my favorite place to eat in the Borough is South Street Victorian.
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Rockaway, NJ
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How about Montville located in Morris County. There are some beautiful homes on/near Lake Hiawatha. I recently took a ride up there... there are some huuuge homes as well as some that are more "regular sized" ones. Nice area.
I don't know about huge, beautiful homes in Lake Hiawatha. That's pretty much exclusively the Montville area. Stay away from Lake Hiawatha, it's full of trash. Trust me, I know. I live there.
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:22 PM
 
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You have a very wrong idea of Freehold Borough. I have lived here for thirteen years and it is a very good place to live. I would suggest this town to any one who is house hunting. The schools are good. The crime is not what you suggest, and the overall quality of life is well worth the investment to buy here.

Unlike some of the cookie cutter towns that I see mentioned in this thread, Freehold,Borough has a great deal of charm and charachter. This is a historic town with many beautiful houses and a very nice down town area. Shopping, transportation, parks, and several houses of worship round off the list of reasons to buy here.
Freeholdbrian, better watch what your saying here, the parks in the Freehold Borough you reference are not the kind of place I would let my Grand kids play in, the "ELEMENT" is unsavory which is a reflection of how the horiffic innercity issues happening in Freehold Borough. Have you looked at these parks?

http://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases07/pr20070201a.html
Operation Dawg Pound developed over eight months of investigations involving 18 agencies including:
New Jersey State Police
N.J. Division of Criminal Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office
Mercer County Sheriff’s Office
Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office
Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office
Asbury Park Police Department
Dover Township Police Department
Ewing Police Department
Freehold Boro Police Department
Jackson Township Police Department
Lakewood Police Department
Long Branch Police Department
Trenton Police Department

Abandoned stores in Downtown is another sign of the decline, and this districts schools are one of the worst in the state, under funded and low scoring?

Knowing the truth, you, sir, have very little credibility.

Lepke, you and the Mrs must take a drive down Throckmorton and go for a coffee at 6-12 (Freehold Borough convenience store) at 8:00 AM, is schools are important to you, which should looks at the schools scores and demographics.

These are your truths, look at how many homes for sale, that have been for sale for 18 plus months.

Please explain this November 14, 2006 NY Times Article
New Jersey: Freehold: Borough Agrees With Laborers' Demands
By FERNANDA SANTOS (NYT); COMPILED BY JOHN SULLIVAN
The Borough Council signed off on an agreement last night that allows day laborers to solicit work in public places without being subjected to fines or other punitive measures. It also ensures that building inspectors will not enter homes without residents’ consent and prevents the police from escorting inspectors during such checks. The agreement resolves a federal lawsuit brought three years ago by a group of day laborers who accused the borough of infringing upon their right to free speech..

Something tells me where there is smoke there is fire. There is a lot of misinformation and weak redirection of facts about the Borough by and your cowering to the Illegal Imagination Lobby Council.

And For the comments by Glass House Double Mint, Please grow up. It is clear you don't know these people very well, most of whom are very successful, highly educated professionals and there are far fewer homes for sales per capita then in trainreck of iillegal immigrant day laborers over running and killing historic Freehold Borough.
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:20 PM
 
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Oh give me a break.

I have lived all over the country and the people in Manalapan, and even Marlboro, are some of the worst I have come across. You can deny it all you want but I know what goes on in those towns. Drugs galore!! Would you like cocaine with your dinner entree?

Need we not look at Lindsay Lohan as an example of this? Clearly successful and clearly a wreck.

DM
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