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Old 08-11-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Keyport, Cliffwood Beach, Aberdeen, Union Beach, South Amboy, MOrgan?

Just looking to know if they are safe places with somewhat reasonable house or condo prices with easy commute to Jersey City
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:09 PM
 
Location: NJ
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or maybe a couple of them are considered to be in Southern NJ
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:03 PM
 
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or maybe a couple of them are considered to be in Southern NJ
No, central. Keyport is kind of ratty-looking, although I do like the coffee shops and stores on Front Street by the water. I go there for a meeting once or twice a month, but last time there was a large group of sleazy-looking teenagers hanging out on the streets around 9 at night. I don't get scared even in bad neighborhoods, but these were the kind who saw my car coming and waited until the last minute to slowly walk out of the way, staring me down the whole time. It was a little creepy.

One of the women I commute with gets on at South Amboy. She and her husband have lived there for years and they seem happy there. I was surprised to learn she lived there, because I thought it was slummy judging by what I could see from the train, but that's often the case--a lot of the areas nearest the train stations are run down but the rest of the town could be nicer.

Aberdeen seems to be a popular, nice town.
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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There are good and bad areas of most towns.

Also, depends on what you considered reasonable to spend?

I love watching First Time Home Buyers (TV) and they're looking to spend $700,000 for their first house.
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Old 08-12-2011, 01:23 PM
 
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I know Aberdeen is nice. I live in East Brunswick, which is Central NJ but I am looking to move to something a little cheaper. It is too expensive here, don't ge me wrong it's really nice but it's a bit pricey. Most of the areas in Central NJ are pretty nice. I'm sure you'll find something nice and reasonable. Good Luck.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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A friend of mine lives in Aberdeen. Looks like a great town from what I have seen. Wouldn't mind moving there myself, since the NJ Tranist can take me to NY Penn Station for work. What are apt prices like?
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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I'd suggest Hazlet/Holmdel too
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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I'd suggest Hazlet/Holmdel too
These two towns are about as opposite as can be. Holmdel's schools are certainly the best in that area, but how much can you spend?
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:58 PM
 
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No, central. Keyport is kind of ratty-looking, although I do like the coffee shops and stores on Front Street by the water. I go there for a meeting once or twice a month, but last time there was a large group of sleazy-looking teenagers hanging out on the streets around 9 at night. I don't get scared even in bad neighborhoods, but these were the kind who saw my car coming and waited until the last minute to slowly walk out of the way, staring me down the whole time. It was a little creepy.

One of the women I commute with gets on at South Amboy. She and her husband have lived there for years and they seem happy there. I was surprised to learn she lived there, because I thought it was slummy judging by what I could see from the train, but that's often the case--a lot of the areas nearest the train stations are run down but the rest of the town could be nicer.

Aberdeen seems to be a popular, nice town.


Middlesex/Somerset/Hunterdon counties are central Jersey. Everything south of those 3 counties is "south Jersey" everything else north of those 3 counties is north Jersey. Maybe only to those who actually live in central Jersey, but that's how anyone I know who lives in central Jersey feels.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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^I disagree. Middlesex south of the Raritan River, Monmouth, and Mercer counties are what I consider to be central NJ.
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