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Old 01-30-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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Husband is considering a job in Red Bank. We are currently in Dallas, living a middle class life. Have four kids in private schools and our neighborhood is extremely family-friendly. I would like something like that near to where he would be working. What are some good areas? School quality and family life a priority.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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Husband is considering a job in Red Bank. We are currently in Dallas, living a middle class life. Have four kids in private schools and our neighborhood is extremely family-friendly. I would like something like that near to where he would be working. What are some good areas? School quality and family life a priority.
Give a budget and some details. You can use the questions in the sticky at the top of the page as a guide.

I live ten minutes from Red Bank and go there frequently for various reasons. Great town with a nice, old-fashioned downtown with shops and restaurants.

The area is nice geographically--near the ocean and bay, lots of parks, easy access to everything, including New York City.

There are a number of very family-oriented towns around Red Bank, again, depending upon your budget and what type of house you are looking for. If you aren't already aware of it, house prices and taxes are much higher than where you are.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:03 PM
 
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Red Bank in SW Jersey (near National Park, NJ) or in Monmouth County?
I am from the latter and it was a great small town 25 years ago. Also near some very nice areas such as Screwsbury, Navasink (sp.) (great river for sailing and crabbing too!), Middletown, Little Silver and Lincroft... wow lots of good memories of that town. Molly Pitcher inn was a dive though!
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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Middletown is across the bridge and it is quite large, but the sections directly across from Red Bank are rather pricey. The further north you go on Rt 35 there the cheaper it gets. Highlands and Atlantic Highlands are also worth a look, great views on the Raritan Bay actually.

South of Red Bank, you have Shrewsbury and Tinton Falls. Shrewsbury is better, but more expensive. TF is not bad at all either and you are close to the Garden State Parkway and the highway portion of Rt 18. Also Ocean Township (Oakhurst/Wanamassa/Wayside) is worth looking at and the schools there are supposed to be excellent.
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:00 PM
 
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holmdel isnt far from red bank. if you are interested in holmdel, tell us more about yourself so i can determine if you are holmdel material or not.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:49 AM
 
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It is a generally nice area, with areas ranging from middle class, almost rural, to very wealthy with stately mansions (Rumson, Little Silver, Navesink, etc). Red Bank itself has a fantastic downtown with some great restaurants and pubs. You are very close to the Atlantic Ocean and beaches, close to Sandy Hook Bay, and Navesink River, which is a gorgeous saltwater tidal basin popular with fishermen and boaters. There are also several ferries from the mouth of the bay directly to NYC, which is a GREAT way to get to the city for work or fun (it's about 40 minutes on the boat), and it cruises right past the Statue of Liberty. The only way to take visitors into the city!

If you give a budget, we can be of more help on specific areas.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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It is a generally nice area, with areas ranging from middle class, almost rural, to very wealthy with stately mansions (Rumson, Little Silver, Navesink, etc). Red Bank itself has a fantastic downtown with some great restaurants and pubs. You are very close to the Atlantic Ocean and beaches, close to Sandy Hook Bay, and Navesink River, which is a gorgeous saltwater tidal basin popular with fishermen and boaters. There are also several ferries from the mouth of the bay directly to NYC, which is a GREAT way to get to the city for work or fun (it's about 40 minutes on the boat), and it cruises right past the Statue of Liberty. The only way to take visitors into the city!

If you give a budget, we can be of more help on specific areas.
LOVE Red Bank's business district. I went there today to get my hair stuff at the salon where I get my hair cut, and I had to park on this little side street I was never on before. Found a nice little middle-eastern restaurant with gyros, babaganouj, falafel, lentil soup, etc. I'm going back there on Saturday for lunch.
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