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Old 02-15-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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I'm in the process of researching where to buy a house and would like other peoples input, I will list what I require from my ideal town and home and would very much like to hear your ideas.

1. Safe town
2. Good Schools
3. House Prices $500K-600K
4. Taxes about $10K-12K
5. Travel Time to Manhattan by car 30-45minutes, by train 45 minutes.
6. So jewish presence.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:33 PM
 
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Please clarify 5 as in where in Manhattan and what time.

Also, 45 min train time, is that door to door or 45 min on the train.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:08 PM
 
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The name of the town you're looking for is called Utopia and it off the Garden State Parkway exit "dreamer"
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:11 PM
 
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So Jewish presence or "no" Jewish presence. Not sure what that means.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:03 PM
 
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Sounds like Highland Park fits the bill. That is if you aren't the same troll that started the other thread about living in an "ideal" neighborhood.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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if you higher the tax to 20k you probably could find one or two towns
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:42 PM
 
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I'm in the process of researching where to buy a house and would like other peoples input, I will list what I require from my ideal town and home and would very much like to hear your ideas.

1. Safe town
2. Good Schools
3. House Prices $500K-600K
4. Taxes about $10K-12K
5. Travel Time to Manhattan by car 30-45minutes, by train 45 minutes.
6. So jewish presence.
Cranford.
45min total to get to Manhattan through the Holland tunnel if you leave at the right time.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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Cranford.
45min total to get to Manhattan through the Holland tunnel if you leave at the right time.
Like 3AM on Christmas morning.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I think maybe you have to become a little more realistic about your commute time. If there were a magical 45-minute commute in a wonderful town in NJ with all those other attributes, the 250,000 or so NJ commuters would already live there, wouldn't they. Also please provide info on WHERE in Manhattan the commute would be to. Working in the WTC neighborhood is a different commute, for example, than one near Grand Central.

Also explain "So Jewish presence". I'm suspecting you mean "some Jewish presence".

With all that said and presuming you are going to understand what real NJ-NYC commuting times are, I'd suggest you start by looking at Fair Lawn. About a 35-minute train ride to HOBOKEN, then allow time for PATH and getting to your office, and on the front end, getting from your home to the train station.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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I'm in the process of researching where to buy a house and would like other peoples input, I will list what I require from my ideal town and home and would very much like to hear your ideas.

1. Safe town
2. Good Schools
3. House Prices $500K-600K
4. Taxes about $10K-12K
5. Travel Time to Manhattan by car 30-45minutes, by train 45 minutes.
6. So jewish presence.
The travel time by bus to Manhattan from Westwood, New Jersey is about 1 hour and change depending on the day. By car, travel time is about 35 minutes to 50 minutes. You can keep the door open here for days and nothing would ever happen. Our area is as safe as safe will ever get. I can't imagine being raised up anywhere else. Public schools are good here. I went private for sports. Our street is very diverse! It has about nine houses. Two of the families are Jewish.

My parents are retiring and moving to India. We are looking to sell the house as a "for sale by owner." If you have any interest, you should message me or let me know. I developed a website for the house so you can see it via online. We are selling for $500K.

Your travel time by train is a bit unrealistic for what you are looking for.
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