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Old 05-14-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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Hi,

I'm looking for recommendations between the following towns: East Brunswick, South Brunswick, Monroe Township.

I currently live in a townhouse in East Brunswick. With a new kid coming our way, my wife and I are thinking about purchasing a bigger house.
My wife works in New Brunswick and I work in Plainsboro. Our budget is in the $650K range or less.

We like the accessibility to restaurants and highways from East Brunswick, but there aren't that many houses around the budget range (my wife wants a house built after the mid 90's) we are looking at. We would love to stay in East Brunswick, but I am considering the possibility of moving to South Brunswick or Monroe since it seems like they have more houses in our targeted budget range. And it also keeps both of commutes within reasonable distance. However, I don't know much about these towns.

Does anyone have thoughts or recommendations as to why we should move or stay in East Brunswick? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:04 AM
 
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Although East Brunswick has the best schools of the three towns you mentioned, South Brunswick has excellent schools too. Monroe lags a LITTLE behind both of them.

Personally, if I had a choice, and I had the budget, I'd look at South Brunswick. I've lived in both towns, and I liked South Brunswick a lot more than East Brunswick. Felt more accessible. More open space. Easier to get on the Turnpike, plus there's 1 and 130 within a short drive.

As a question, is there a reason you haven't considered Plainsboro or Cranbury? I unfortunately don't think there's a lot of inventory in Cranbury in your price range and when you want the place built, but Plainsboro might. Plainsboro also has better schools than South Brunswick and runs neck and neck with East Brunswick.

As for Monroe - it's a lot less "accessible", I guess the word would be, and there's a lot more older demographics because of the retirement communities. Also, I think there's less of a choice of shopping and restaurants compared to South and East Brunswick, *BUT* since Monroe is so big it depends where you are living.
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