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Old 01-02-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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hi. what did you decide? i am curious because my wife and i have been looking at these towns as well to possibly live in. right now we are heavily leaning toward robbinsville due to many reasons: the people, the location and access to turnpike, and rt 130 is much less congested than 18 or 1. taxes are a bit high, but it's an up and coming town and they should come down shortly due to all the commercial / retail being constructed now. plus we are falling in love with the washingtown town center which has its own town square is underway. plainsboro is not bad, but the house prices are much MUCH higher than robbinsville. not a fan of marlboro anymore. the town center in robbinsville is taking the cake right now!
I'm sorry but this will never happen.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:51 AM
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Default WTC owner here...

As someone who lives in Washington Town Center, let me say, do not expect your taxes to go anywhere but THROUGH THE ROOF. We do not have and are not getting any good rateables. We need schools and once we build a new elementary school, we will need additions to the existing schools. Yes, even the HS will be too small within the next 10-15 years.
I like Town Center, it served its purpose as a starter home. I am ready to get out and get a yard, personally. I am ready to NOT be so close to my neighbors. But, it is nice overall. It isn't perfect though.

Will I stay in Robbinsville? Well, I am not sure. Part of me really likes it here. The people are nice overall, crime doesn't exist, traffic is better than the places you mentioned, but route 130 will be as bad as route 1 in no time.
The schools are OK, mixed feelings there. But, for the area, yes, they are better than most.
Part of me wants to leave because paying what we pay in property taxes is ridiculous and as I said, not going to get better for a long long time.
Part of me wants to move out of state and have a chance for a better financial future.
So I dont know if we will stay here or not.

it is a nice town, but it is in transition. While I do think it is up and coming and will do well, it is in the middle of serious growing pains and politicians who do not have their head on straight.

Good luck with your decision.
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:40 PM
 
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thanks sj3. that makes sense. maybe you guys are right about the taxes. but overall the property prices in the town center are so much better than the other towns in central jersey, that it is probably worth paying the higher taxes. We originally looked middlesex county (we live temporarily in new brunswick now) and really wanted to stay in this area originally. Middlesex county is closer to work and our families as well. But after a friend told us about the town center in Robbinsville and we went there to visit, we have been leaning toward buying there. The prices are much better than what we've seen in middlesex county (piscataway, edison, north brunswick, etc) plus the town center itself is so much nicer of a complex that the ones we've seen in middlesex. For example, we're looking at a brand new 3 BR townhome in the town center for $350K. Comparable properties in Middlex county are a good $50-$100K more in price, and not one of the complexes comes close to being as nice as the town center. Not too mention the taxes are all pretty much the same for all these towns anyway.
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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hi. what did you decide? i am curious because my wife and i have been looking at these towns as well to possibly live in. right now we are heavily leaning toward robbinsville due to many reasons: the people, the location and access to turnpike, and rt 130 is much less congested than 18 or 1. taxes are a bit high, but it's an up and coming town and they should come down shortly due to all the commercial / retail being constructed now. plus we are falling in love with the washingtown town center which has its own town square is underway. plainsboro is not bad, but the house prices are much MUCH higher than robbinsville. not a fan of marlboro anymore. the town center in robbinsville is taking the cake right now!
Hi! I haven't checked this board in awhile, so I'm sorry for the late reply! We ended up buying a house in Marlboro and am so glad we did! We love it here and my husband's commute to New Brunswick is a breeze! Even at 5:30pm it only takes him 30 minutes! We looked at town center (in Robbinsville) as well. The houses were nice, but the yards were too tiny and the taxes were a lot higher than what we are paying here. Good luck to you no matter what you decide
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:07 PM
 
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hi. what did you decide? i am curious because my wife and i have been looking at these towns as well to possibly live in. right now we are heavily leaning toward robbinsville due to many reasons: the people, the location and access to turnpike, and rt 130 is much less congested than 18 or 1. taxes are a bit high, but it's an up and coming town and they should come down shortly due to all the commercial / retail being constructed now. plus we are falling in love with the washingtown town center which has its own town square is underway. plainsboro is not bad, but the house prices are much MUCH higher than robbinsville. not a fan of marlboro anymore. the town center in robbinsville is taking the cake right now!
I've lived in Plainsboro for about two years before moving to robbinsville. It's been four years now and I love it (Robbinsville that is)! The town has changed so much since I discovered this wonderful town four years ago. Taxes may be a bit on the high side but it's worth paying a little more to be here than say Hamilton or Allentown especially if you have kids. Schools are great too! A lot of people emphasize education in Robbinsville whereas in the neighboring town of Hamilton, athletic seems to be thier number one priority.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:56 PM
 
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I Don't know what to do! I have 3 kids. One about to go into 8th grade and one about to go into 7th. My third is going into kindergarten, I love this town but the property taxes are RIDICULOUS! 12,000 a year? I am trying to sell but part of me doesn't want to sell because my 8th grader has a girlfriend and lots of friends here, but the other part of me wants to move to massacheutts! Please advise!
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:48 PM
 
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I Don't know what to do! I have 3 kids. One about to go into 8th grade and one about to go into 7th. My third is going into kindergarten, I love this town but the property taxes are RIDICULOUS! 12,000 a year? I am trying to sell but part of me doesn't want to sell because my 8th grader has a girlfriend and lots of friends here, but the other part of me wants to move to massacheutts! Please advise!
Let me guess, you're in Marlboro?
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:58 AM
 
Location: NC Transplant
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Let me guess, you're in Marlboro?

Nahh, 12,000 seems too high for Marlboro, unless her home was a mansion, but if that was the case then she probably wouldn't have a problem paying her taxes.

As far as MA, I love MA... to visit, or maybe to live in an apartment. I would love to live in Boston eventually but to have a house with the amount of snow they have just wouldn't be worth it to me.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I Don't know what to do! I have 3 kids. One about to go into 8th grade and one about to go into 7th. My third is going into kindergarten, I love this town but the property taxes are RIDICULOUS! 12,000 a year? I am trying to sell but part of me doesn't want to sell because my 8th grader has a girlfriend and lots of friends here, but the other part of me wants to move to massacheutts! Please advise!
You want us to advise you on weather you should move or stay put for your family? Probably something that should be decided between your family members and friends.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: North Brunswick
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Nahh, 12,000 seems too high for Marlboro, unless her home was a mansion, but if that was the case then she probably wouldn't have a problem paying her taxes.
How so? Lots of people there live above their means. $12K for property taxes is more out of the ordinary in Plainsboro, Robbinsville or Middletown than Marlboro.
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