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Old 07-19-2007, 09:36 PM
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dear friends
is ewing not a good area to move in...i'm planning to move with two small 2year old kids...i'm worried about the school systems and now that i hear that there are many gangs and shootings going on in that area...god i'm afraid to move in with kids...
pl. someone really suggest me to move or not to move to ewing,nj...
i'm seeing houses in spring meadows and is there any good indians in that community to know them as friends preferably tamil speaking...is indian population less in ewing and how is the elementary schools in there...pl. anybody strongly suggest me to see houses in ewing or not...i'm really confused and worried about the safety and security in there..which is vital for any house search...since the price fits my budget myself and family cannot risk or be worried about the unsafe things like gang shooting and other risky,unsafe activites in that area?
when i check in the internet for cime rate..it seems to be okay...but when i hear such terrifying activites..i'm confused...
help me by suggesting friends
thanks regards
mee.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:44 PM
 
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dear friends
is ewing not a good area to move in...i'm planning to move with two small 2year old kids...i'm worried about the school systems and now that i hear that there are many gangs and shootings going on in that area...god i'm afraid to move in with kids...
ewing is suffering from the urban problems spilling over from trenton I would not consider moving to a town in decline
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:42 AM
 
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I live in Ewing and am getting out. It is definitely not what it used to be. The elementary schools are good unless you have a gifted child. Their GT does not start until 3rd. Many of the problems facing Trenton are spilling over into Ewing. Also, property taxes are high and due to increase. Not worth it if you ask me. There are some nicer area but it will cost you. My advice do your research and drive around. You could be in what seems to be a nice area then drive a few miles and are in the ghetto.
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Ewing is by and large a very nice town; unfortunately there is spill over from Trenton and the neighborhoods immediately bordering Trenton are dicey. There was a shooting in Ewing either last weekend or the weekend before, just past the Trenton border. If you didn't have children I would assure you to move to Ewing whole-heartedly, but I personally would not want children in Ewing because of the risk.

East Windsor, West Windsor, and Plainsboro have large Indian populations and IMO are safer. East Windsor is the more affordable of the three; it is a good town and in the 4 years I have lived in Mercer county, it has grown and is improving. I think anyone who buys there will make a tidy profit when the time comes to sell, if they stay a while.
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Where is this bad section of Ewing? Is it that the Ferry Road Areas are the good sections? The homes and condos over there seem great.
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Old 07-29-2007, 07:06 PM
 
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I just moved out of Ewing - I would not recommend it - taxes are very high and going higher - schools are not good - especially middle and high school. There was a shooting in a main area recently - gangs are taking over. Try Lawenceville, Hamilton, or Hopewell if you can afford it.
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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There were two gang induced shootings near the high school last week.

What else do you need to know ??
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:48 PM
 
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Also - there is no Indian population in Ewing - most Indians live in the higher class areas like West Windsor.
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:19 PM
 
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I am a former resident of Trenton and I now live in Ewing. No place is crime proof. Where I live in Ewing, I have never heard gunshots. I am not saying that it doesn't happen, but I haven't experienced it and I have been in Ewing for over 5 years. As for Lawrence & Hamilton, they have just as much gang activty as Ewing & Trenton. I would say it would depend on where you move in Ewing, if its the border of Trenton, then I would say no. but if its Lower Ferry Rd., Upper Ferry Rd., Pennington rd, Parkway (near upper ferry) or Scotch Rd you will be fine.
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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I agree...those areas are certainly better than the rest...but there's also the subject of schools and unless private school is an option then that means Ewing High, which we all know ain't what it used to be... And that's being very kind.
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