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Old 11-05-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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i am looking at scotch plains to buy our first house. i see that the prices of the houses closer to the watchung reservation are much lower even for bigger newer houses as compared to the rest of SP. close to somewhere like 1175 Mary Beth Ct, Scotch Plains, NJ?
can i get some advice about this city are there certain areas in SP that i should avoid?
i have an 18 month old baby and i prefer to be in a nice, quite, safe neighborhood.
also need to be closer to a good day care i prefer not to drive all the way across town to drop him off every morning

any info is much appreciated.
thanks in advance
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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The address you gave is not anywhere near the Watchung Reservation...?
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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yeah it isnt close to watchung reservation,
that is my point, the houses in the vicinity of 1175 mary beth ct seem to be older, smaller and more pricier than the ones closer to watchung reservation.
and i am trying to find out why the discrepancy??
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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yeah it isnt close to watchung reservation,
that is my point, the houses in the vicinity of 1175 mary beth ct seem to be older, smaller and more pricier than the ones closer to watchung reservation.
and i am trying to find out why the discrepancy??
It's hard to say without knowing both places, but of course it's all about location. Maybe the less expensive ones are near a major road, or in an area which floods, or under a busy flight path, or any number of other issues.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:17 PM
 
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I lived in Scotch Plains all my life. Scotch Plains is divided between the train tracks that run near south ave. That splits the North Side from the South Side. The South Side, where Mary Beth Court is, is considered the wealthier side of town. Mostly, because the houses sit on bigger lots. Taxes on that side of town are very expensive. The North Side in my opinion, living on both the south side and north side, is more convenient to shopping, library, train station and the High School. There are a few nicer parts of the north side, just because of property size, and that is the "Homestead Area" which is off of Westfield Ave. between the High School and Brunner Elementary School. I don't think you can go wrong with Scotch Plains!
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Mountainside, NJ
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I live in Mountainside. Part of the reservation is in my back yard.... Just up the block begins Scotch Plains. I am a local realtor out of Westfield. I think because this area of Scotch Plains is so close to the boarder of Mountainside, that this area may feel a sort of divide from its town and reflect in pricing. Although, the school bus picks the children up - no need to drive to school. Scotch Plains is so large. People tend to buy into the community as a whole. In my opinion, this is a beautiful area by the Reservation. It is more convenient to commuters versus the far end of Scotch Plains. 20 years ago when kids were on their bikes everywhere, it might have mattered because they need to cross the highway to join their friends. Today, we drive our kids everywhere.
Route 22 can be loud if you are only a block in from the road, otherwise it is very peaceful. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Warren Twp is also close to the reservation -- I go on bike rides from Warren to the Scotch Plains border during the summer. I would love to live on Skyline drive in the reservation. Anyone know if that's Scotch Plains?
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:22 AM
 
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Scotch Plains is nice...but I would never buy there. You do realize it borders Plainfield, right? That community will eventually pour over the border and erode the quality of schools and homes.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Scotch Plains is nice...but I would never buy there. You do realize it borders Plainfield, right? That community will eventually pour over the border and erode the quality of schools and homes.
Are you serious with this post?
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