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Old 02-07-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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I've grown up in NJ, which is why I'm having a hard time deciding on where to buy. I am a person of color. I work in the city and my hubby (also a person of color) works in NJ and is a classical musician. I love towns like Montclair, Summit and Millburn for their diversity and town centers, hipness (and school systems Summit and Millburn) but I'm too frugal to pay what it requires to live there.

I grew up in South Orange and Maplewood and it was a GREAT experience but I've been there and done that and loved it but...

In my opinion, I think I've narrowed it down to 2 pretty great, yet similar towns--but both lack diversity.

I prefer first hand experience from those who've resided in either town.

Thank you so much!
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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I live in Cranford and somewhat familiar with Verona. While Cranford does lack diversity (especially compared to Montclair, SO, and Maplewood), it is still an accepting community. There are families of all races living in the town, but the overwhelming majority are white. I'm not exactly sure what your question is, but I do highly recommend it based on the other criteria you mentioned. Depending on where in the city you work, the commute could be a factor compared to Summit/Millburn.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:39 PM
 
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verona doesnt totally lack diversity- but i think that it is a largely caucasian town with some pretty expensive houses. from my experience in the area if you are looking for other races in verona i think they [for the most part] live in the rental properties on or near bloomfield ave.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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I'm Asian and highly recommended Cranford. Yes, it is mostly Caucasian, but they are all friendly.
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