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Old 05-12-2012, 10:08 PM
 
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We are family of three including 3 yr old son. we are considering moving to NJ from queens, ny. My husband and I both work in nyc and would like our commute not more than 90 mins door to door. Our budget for a house is 400K and we are looking to pay tax no more than 9k. We are looking for a good school, safe town in NJ and nice parks around in the neigborhood. What do you think of Nutley? or Paramus? We like Nutley but would like to know about other areas in NJ. Any suggestion is truely appreciated.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:19 PM
 
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
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Both are great towns and would have pretty comparable commutes into the city. Paramus taxes will be much lower due to all the commercial tax coming in, but you will have to deal with Saturday traffic with all the malls and big-box stores that line 17 and 4. It might be worth it though, it's a town of consideration when it comes to buy-time for my girlfriend and I. You might want to look at Fair Lawn as well, two NJT train stations there and low-ish taxes. Rutherford/East Rutherford, Lyndhurst, Carlstadt, Wood-Ridge and Hasbrouck Heights could also do ya well.
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Montclair up to West Caldwell
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Other good areas might be Verona, NJ which has beautiful Verona Park, and Caldwell with Grover Cleveland Park with walking/biking paths, tot area and also tennis courts. Good homes can be found in the area for the price you mentioned and tax range. Both have good schools although Livingston and Glen Ridge Schools rate in the top 10 for NJ. Glen Ridge and Montclair, NJ have lovely parks and also direct express trains to mid-town Manhattan. Homes can run a little higher in train towns though. Nutley is also good but a little more metropolitan than the ones I have just mentioned. Paramus is really a cross-roads of many highways and can be very conjested during the week with all of the shopping malls and stores although Sundays is quieter there since they have the "blue" law of not being open on Sundays. Helping people find homes in these area is what I do. If you need further info, I'll be happy to oblige.
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:12 AM
 
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
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Great suggestions above as well. Verona is an excellent town, you'd be close to Montclair as well. Bergen County's Blue Laws are really only nice if you're a Paramus resident, everyone else gets frustrated if you need to go somewhere on a Sunday and the entire county is closed...
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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Thank you all for responding. Between nutley and Verona which town is more desirable? Also we are asian American, would like to in a town that is more accepting. How is commute going to be from verona to NYC as we both work in the city midtown east. Thanks

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Old 05-13-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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Thank you all for responding. Between nutley and Verona which town is more desirable? Also we are asian American, would like to in a town that is more accepting. How is commute going to be from verona to NYC as we both work in the city midtown east. Thanks
I'm personally not familiar with the commuting details of either town, but I can't think of any town in North Jersey where you'd need to worry about being Asian-American. There are so many Asians of different countries of origin in NJ now, immigrant as well as American-born, that you won't warrant the blink of an eye.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Montclair
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Both Nutley and Verona are good choices, as well as The Caldwells, Roseland and Little Falls (except for the flood zone areas). In your price and tax range, Nutley currently has the most choice of available housing stock. The commute from Nutley would most likely be by NJ transit bus into Port Authority. Verona has some nice properties on the market and the commute into the city would be by the private Decamp Bus service. This bus travels down Bloomfield Ave. and goes through The Caldwells and outskirts of Roseland, through Verona and Montclair. Little Falls, in Passaic County, has access to the train line, as well as the NJ Transit bus. All of these towns have good schools, a quick commute into the city and a choice of attractive homes in your price range.

If you would like me to send you listings of local homes which might work for you, feel free to send me a direct message.

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