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Old 03-15-2011, 12:46 PM
 
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Im not sure the direct question here.
I am currently looking to buy a home in Hazlet, we chose this location because we are told the schools are good for the home prices. Im sure this is arbitrary but it seems that most of the research i did agrees.
Im curious to how bad the traffic is on route 36 being that i will be commuting daily to Brooklyn for work. Im also curious to insight into Hazlet, I have 2 small children and would need to find things to do.. I know they say that the wet side of 36 is not such a nice area, I am looking on the other side of 36 but not far, does this really matter? Thanks for any insight. We are actually looking right off union ave, and Bart pl, if that helps...
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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Im not sure the direct question here.
I am currently looking to buy a home in Hazlet, we chose this location because we are told the schools are good for the home prices. Im sure this is arbitrary but it seems that most of the research i did agrees.
Im curious to how bad the traffic is on route 36 being that i will be commuting daily to Brooklyn for work. Im also curious to insight into Hazlet, I have 2 small children and would need to find things to do.. I know they say that the wet side of 36 is not such a nice area, I am looking on the other side of 36 but not far, does this really matter? Thanks for any insight. We are actually looking right off union ave, and Bart pl, if that helps...
Hazlet does have a swim club. I'm not sure about everything else, as I have no small children, but I was looking to buy a condo last year, and I liked that town. Also, my realtor has three small kids, and he bought a house in Hazlet and lives there.

Let me know if you want his name--you could probably email him and ask some questions.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:29 PM
 
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Im not sure the direct question here.
I am currently looking to buy a home in Hazlet, we chose this location because we are told the schools are good for the home prices. Im sure this is arbitrary but it seems that most of the research i did agrees.
Im curious to how bad the traffic is on route 36 being that i will be commuting daily to Brooklyn for work. Im also curious to insight into Hazlet, I have 2 small children and would need to find things to do.. I know they say that the wet side of 36 is not such a nice area, I am looking on the other side of 36 but not far, does this really matter? Thanks for any insight. We are actually looking right off union ave, and Bart pl, if that helps...
Won't you just be going a couple of miles to the GSP? I wouldn't worry at all about the traffic there. It isn't bad, but even if it were you'll be on it for a really short time. If you can face Staten Island traffic you don't have anything to worry about in this area. I live close to where you're looking and I really like it here. My son isn't in school yet, but I have heard great things.

We've been doing a lot of things in the area but not right in Hazlet. There are a lot of parks nearby for hiking and playing and no shortage of classes (music, yoga, gymboree) but again - not right in Hazlet. But I rarely drive more than 20 minutes for anything. Take a look at Monmouth County Park System

There are many things for kids of all ages and the programs aren't very expensive.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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traffic isnt bad from commuters. you will go take the exit at 117 off the parkway and you wont hit significant traffic at that point. your worst part of your commute will be between the verazano and the end of the bus lane on staten island.

i looked into hazlet but was recommended against it. it is kind of a white trashy sort of a town for someone so snobbish and elitist like myself.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:13 AM
 
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I second the Monmouth County Park system info. Just moved to Monmouth County a little more than a year ago, and I'm pretty impressed with their park system. I do remember seeing a lot of kid/family activities on their schedule.

There must be a lot for kids in the area, or else all those hordes of families wouldn't be moving in from SI and Brooklyn, right?
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:51 AM
 
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Hey Captain,
White Trashy, yea I heard that too but I was informed that its like that on the "wet side" of 36.
And where do snobbish elitist reside then? LOL
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:57 AM
 
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Thanks everyone. I really like Hazlet, the part closer to Holmdel at least. I want the proverbial Family neighborhood and a price I can handle, Im hoping Hazlet is it.
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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Hey Captain,
White Trashy, yea I heard that too but I was informed that its like that on the "wet side" of 36.
And where do snobbish elitist reside then? LOL
you can definitely tell the difference on the hazlet side of 35 compared to the holmdel then middletown area. very unattractive people. elitist snobs like myself live in holmdel. i feel like a million bucks everytime i say i live in holmdel. you can also go marlboro, manalapan direction.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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The area you are talking about is good. I grew up in Hazlet before moving to Middletown and the schools are pretty good. They have a good reputation and the town is very nice. The swim club is great for small kids and early teens as they do teen nights during the summer. There is also a variety of local "Chuckee Cheese" type places, movie theaters, parks and an indoor "theme" park, but it is primarily meant for little kids. I would agree to stay away from the "wet" side tho. The closer to Holmdel the better.
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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Also I forgot to mention the traffic issues. There aren't any problems during the fall/winter months really, but spring and especially summer get crowded due to Shore Traffic. You will be fine during the morning commute, but coming home will be a little more difficult. The Parkway gets jammed and so does 36 especially on Friday/Saturdays. Once you become more familiar with the area tho.. there are ways to get around most of the traffic. I can advise what roads to use when and what not if you need
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