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Old 01-07-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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Hi!

My husband is negotiating with a company in New Brunswick. I'm reading this forum almost a week now, but still couldn't figure out where is the best place for us to move in. We have a 5 year old so the school district is really important, he's going to make around 100K so we can't offer a house more that 350K. From what I read East Brunswick, North Brunswick and South Brunswick seems good but isn't easy to find a house in our budget at the latest one. But neither of these towns has walkable neighborhoods?
We want to move in to a family-friendly neighborhood where kids play outside, a walkable town center will be nice but again our first priority is the schools that's why we don't think about New Brunswick itself. Are there any other towns we should consider around 30 minutes commute distance? Which of the Brunswick's you suggest for us? and are there any certain neighborhoods in your mind?
Thank for your time in advance
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Piscataway
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What about townhouses or condos in EB or So Bruns?
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Somerset, NJ
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You're best bet would be either East or South Brunswick based on schools primarily on schools. If you add walkable town center into the mix you can add Milltown to the list. Good luck and welcome to the area! Where are you guys coming from?

~Joey
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:32 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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In that area I like the part of So Bruns around Bunker Hill and also around Kingston.
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:18 AM
 
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a townhouse with a basement or an attic will work for us too, we just need a space for a playroom kind of place to put all her toys etc. We'll be coming from Delaware so we're not that far away but still it feels like a different country when you compare that too. Here we have big counties who are responsible for most of the stuff not the townships, school districts are much bigger too so it is easy to find a place to live based on schools here. But there every little town has own rules, taxes, schools so it's getting complicated
I will certainly check Bunker Hill and Kingston area thank you.
What about the activities for kids and families around those towns? Like library programs, swimming lessons a indoor play center?
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:49 AM
 
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East Brunswick has an extensive library and a variety of summer recreation programs (park camps and a huge family aquatic center). Route 18 is the main thoroughfare for restaurants, stores, malls etc., but it's not walkable. Milltown has a walkable town and many family friendly events, but the students only attend local schools through the 6th grade and then have to travel to Spotswood.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Somerset, NJ
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a townhouse with a basement or an attic will work for us too, we just need a space for a playroom kind of place to put all her toys etc. We'll be coming from Delaware so we're not that far away but still it feels like a different country when you compare that too. Here we have big counties who are responsible for most of the stuff not the townships, school districts are much bigger too so it is easy to find a place to live based on schools here. But there every little town has own rules, taxes, schools so it's getting complicated
I will certainly check Bunker Hill and Kingston area thank you.
What about the activities for kids and families around those towns? Like library programs, swimming lessons a indoor play center?
The parts of South Brunswick you will want to look into based on the above is Kendall Park or 08824. South Brunswick is broken up into smaller sections which have their own post offices....South Brunswick consists of Dayton (08810), Monmouth Junction (08852) and Kendall Park (08824).
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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The parts of South Brunswick you will want to look into based on the above is Kendall Park or 08824. South Brunswick is broken up into smaller sections which have their own post offices....South Brunswick consists of Dayton (08810), Monmouth Junction (08852) and Kendall Park (08824).
some of 08540 is also considered south brunswick
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Monroe, NJ
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Take a look at the Summerfield community in Dayton. They have a couple of townhomes listed that might fit your budget. Fairly new community with playgrounds, walkable, family friendly and safe. Very good schools. You won't get the "downtown" feel but enough sidewalks to get a good walk after diner. Hope it goes well. Good luck and welcome to NJ.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: NJ
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some of 08540 is also considered south brunswick
yeah 08540 is a tricky zip - you could be in mercer or middlesex county. montgomery, south brunswick and princeton. there may be others too.
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