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Old 09-13-2007, 12:58 PM
 
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We are considering moving to the Old York Village development. WE love a lot about the area: actual house we are interested in, rural yet accessible to shops, and close to Princeton/beach etc. However, some points of concern are:
1. My husband commutes to NYC, he has timed his travel time from the house we want via Hamilton Train STation- and its just under 2hrs one way. Is that about right?
2. What is the traffic into Princeton like- again we have tested the route, but only 1 day- I295 to 95 to Princeton PIke (my sons attend school just off 206). It took 45 minutes? Or will it be more?
3. About 1200 new homes will be built in CHesterfield- are the roads going to sustain this surge of commuters- does anyone know if any changes are upcoming?

Finally, we are aware of the school referendum in Dec07. BUt, we're willing to take a gamble on that....

Any input will be appreciated- we are worried about resale values in 10 or so years in this area vs Princeton/West Windsor etc.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:08 PM
 
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I don't have any advice on travel time, but it does sound about right..Chesterfield is a beautiful area, and property value has appreciated plenty within the last few years...
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:35 PM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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I wish I had bought there 10 years ago when I had the chance, and real estate was still cheap. It seems the genie is out of the bottle: Chesterfield is a magnificent town in New Jersey, one of the very best. Don't worry about the resale value, location, location, location. You are right off rt 206, which gets you to Exit 7 in a matter of minutes.
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:37 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Who is the builder? Doing a google, I see Toll Brothers & Khov. Toll Brothers is having financial problems; I would do a search on KHov because one of the Hov brothers doesn't get good feedback.
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Old 09-16-2007, 03:00 PM
 
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I wish I had bought there 10 years ago when I had the chance, and real estate was still cheap. It seems the genie is out of the bottle: Chesterfield is a magnificent town in New Jersey, one of the very best. Don't worry about the resale value, location, location, location. You are right off rt 206, which gets you to Exit 7 in a matter of minutes.
What about the school district, Mike? How is the Northern Burlington school district?
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Old 09-16-2007, 07:14 PM
 
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Default Schools are good but overcrowded

I also was looking at Chesterfield. I found a website that spoke about how the schools are extremely overcrowded. School holds 217 and 450 are in the school. From what I read, they are busing students out of town to North Hanover to ease the congestion. If the referedum passes...and that is a big if.....a new school would not be ready until 2012......so as long as you don't have kids yet......go for it. I unfortunately have elementary aged kids and will be passing on Chesterfield....no matter how lovely.
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:58 PM
 
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Thumbs up Chesterfield New Development

I agree with Mike, Sugar Cookie & Sam 23. I am also very interested in Chesterfield, Matzel & Mumford's beautiful community 'Chesterfield Downs' in Old York Vlg. & have done my research. The schools are great. While Chest. Elem. is overcrowded now, just like any new community, the new residents are determined to get the referendum passed. Until the new elem school is built, the No. Hanover Lamb Elem School (which is a good school) is only 5 min away and the Chest Elem teachers are teaching the 1st & 2nd graders. No. Burl Regional Middle & High Schools are excellent. Gorgeous historic surroundings, preserved farm land, low taxes, zero crime rate, good schools, 5 min from major arteries like NJTPK exit 7, 206, 295, 195, & 130 -great shopping area for everything. Don't hesitate - only 1100 homes will be built - M&M is half sold out in only 1 year!
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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I am interested in Chesterfield and I am a "senior" citizen. I like that the community is NOT age restricted but I am wondering if there are other "mature" (meaning without school age children ) in the community. What is it like to live in the community? Is it friendly? Any information is appreciated. Thanks...
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