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Old 11-26-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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My wife is working in Bridgewater, NJ (right off Route 22) and I now work from home. We are looking to buy a house in as a good public school district as we can, but we also wish to be to as close to NYC as possible.

Any suggestions on towns to look for to buy a house that meets such criteria, but with a do-able daily driving commute to Bridgewater, NJ?
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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Summit, Millburn, Madison, Chatham, Livingston, Bernards, Westfield, Watchung Hills (actually 3 townships in one HS).
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: NJ
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why not bridgewater itself?
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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Branchburg is right next to Bridgewater. They have EXCELLENT schools K-8. The kids then go to Somerville HS. This year 5 kids from Somerville got into Cornell. The kids from SHS get into top schools, and it is small enough where they can participate in just about any club or sport.

Branchburg has tons of neighborhoods that are kid friendly...whether you want something on 1/4 of an acre, 1/3 of an acre 1 acre or even more.
You may want to stay in the Northern part of Branchburg (just south of Route 22 and west of 202), because there you will get city water and city sewar.

Many people from Branchburg work at AT&T, Merck, MetLife, Johnson & Johnson, LifeClone and Roche.

Best of luck! It's a great place. Oh, and check out White Oak Park!
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:00 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Branchburg is right next to Bridgewater. They have EXCELLENT schools K-8. The kids then go to Somerville HS. This year 5 kids from Somerville got into Cornell. The kids from SHS get into top schools, and it is small enough where they can participate in just about any club or sport.

Branchburg has tons of neighborhoods that are kid friendly...whether you want something on 1/4 of an acre, 1/3 of an acre 1 acre or even more.
You may want to stay in the Northern part of Branchburg (just south of Route 22 and west of 202), because there you will get city water and city sewar.

Many people from Branchburg work at AT&T, Merck, MetLife, Johnson & Johnson, LifeClone and Roche.

Best of luck! It's a great place. Oh, and check out White Oak Park!
I'm guessing you didn't sell yet?
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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why not bridgewater itself?
We personally want to live as close to NYC as possible. That's why the vicinity in and close to Bridgewater is not appealing to us.
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Old 11-29-2011, 05:13 AM
 
Location: NJ
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We personally want to live as close to NYC as possible. That's why the vicinity in and close to Bridgewater is not appealing to us.
*sigh* - you didn't say that the vicinity in and close to Bridgewater is not appealing to you - what does this even mean? Define vicinity.

What is your budget.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:55 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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We personally want to live as close to NYC as possible. That's why the vicinity in and close to Bridgewater is not appealing to us.
When I lived and worked in NJ I knew people who just had to live "down the shore".
So they would commute 3 hrs a day to work in Central NJ so that on the weekends they only had a 15 min drive to the beach.
Of course living close to the shore is just like living close to NYC Your close but your not really there.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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*sigh* - you didn't say that the vicinity in and close to Bridgewater is not appealing to you - what does this even mean? Define vicinity.

What is your budget.
We want to live closer to NYC than Bridgewater, Watchung, Somerville, etc.

Our budget is from 550k to 600k

We want to live in a safe area with quality schools for our kids.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:36 AM
 
Location: NJ
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We want to live closer to NYC than Bridgewater, Watchung, Somerville, etc.

Our budget is from 550k to 600k

We want to live in a safe area with quality schools for our kids.
you really couldn't be any less vague.

madison, westfield, chatham, cranford - but don't expect anything large with your budget.
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