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Old 06-12-2013, 05:18 PM
 
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Hi!

My family and I are considering moving to a new town within Union, Essex, or Hudson County. Moving somewhere that has a good school district is EXTREMELY important in our decision, as well as affordable home prices, community activities, diverse neighborhoods, etc. We're just looking for a great quality (and affordable) place to raise our family. We are open to suggestions about other Northern NJ towns too! HELP!!!
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:57 PM
 
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Hi!

My family and I are considering moving to a new town within Union, Essex, or Hudson County. Moving somewhere that has a good school district is EXTREMELY important in our decision, as well as affordable home prices, community activities, diverse neighborhoods, etc. We're just looking for a great quality (and affordable) place to raise our family. We are open to suggestions about other Northern NJ towns too! HELP!!!
please fill out //www.city-data.com/forum/new-j...residents.html. are you working in nyc? millburn is good but pricy, same with most of summit, westfield is a real good district, and chatham is great, and a little more affordable, just over to union/essex border in morris. livingston is good to.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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Think I forgot one more factor...NO HIGH PROPERTY TAXES (which is kinda impossible in NJ, but we're optimistic)! Thanks slope95!
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:05 PM
 
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Ha ha, you want low property taxes, great schools, and affordable housing prices... in North Jersey. I think you're still in the "bargaining" stage; let us know when you get to "acceptance". You should probably concentrate on Union County; you might find a few apparently reasonably-priced homes which are actually teardowns in some parts of Summit or Cranford, for instance.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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Ok, you're going to have to realize that one of the biggest reasons NJ's property taxes are so high are because of our great schools. If you really want to avoid high taxes, cross out Essex County and Hudson and look into Union County
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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Ok, you're going to have to realize that one of the biggest reasons NJ's property taxes are so high are because of our great schools. If you really want to avoid high taxes, cross out Essex County and Hudson and look into Union County
And then when you get to Union County, cross out the towns with the good school districts because those towns are no bargain either.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:39 PM
 
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If you want good public schools cross Hudson County off your list immediately.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:51 PM
 
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Think I forgot one more factor...NO HIGH PROPERTY TAXES (which is kinda impossible in NJ, but we're optimistic)! Thanks slope95!
well that takes out most of the good school districts in ne nj. how much in taxes are you willing to spend? the lower the tax, the lower quality the house generally. madison has great schools, this home there has 5k in taxes 24 Brooklake Road, Madison NJ - Trulia and this one has 6.5k in taxes. they are 6k for this home 23 Niles Avenue, Madison NJ - Trulia.

westfield in union county has great schools, this house there has 4.5k in taxes 115 Windsor Avenue, Westfield NJ - Trulia and

you could look in springfield, which is in union county, and has high ranked schools. some options there are 34 Baltusrol Way, Springfield NJ - Trulia with 5k in tax, or 39 Crescent Road, Springfield NJ - Trulia with 6k in tax.

west essex schools, which include fairfield, north caldwell, essex fells and roseland have high ranks. you could get 46 Cortland Street, Roseland NJ - Trulia in roseland with 5k in tax, or 293 Horseneck Road, Fairfield NJ - Trulia with 6k in tax in fairfield, 4 Grace Court, Fairfield NJ - Trulia with 6k tax fairfield, 3 Big Piece Road, Fairfield NJ - Trulia with 5k in tax in fairfield.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:52 PM
 
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well that takes out most of the good school districts in ne nj. how much in taxes are you willing to spend? the lower the tax, the lower quality the house generally. madison has great schools, this home there has 5k in taxes 24 Brooklake Road, Madison NJ - Trulia and this one has 6.5k in taxes. they are 6k for this home 23 Niles Avenue, Madison NJ - Trulia.

westfield in union county has great schools, this house there has 4.5k in taxes 115 Windsor Avenue, Westfield NJ - Trulia and

you could look in springfield, which is in union county, and has high ranked schools. some options there are 34 Baltusrol Way, Springfield NJ - Trulia with 5k in tax, or 39 Crescent Road, Springfield NJ - Trulia with 6k in tax.

west essex schools, which include fairfield, north caldwell, essex fells and roseland have high ranks. you could get 46 Cortland Street, Roseland NJ - Trulia in roseland with 5k in tax, or 293 Horseneck Road, Fairfield NJ - Trulia with 6k in tax in fairfield, 4 Grace Court, Fairfield NJ - Trulia with 6k tax fairfield, 3 Big Piece Road, Fairfield NJ - Trulia with 5k in tax in fairfield.
and these are the cheapest i could find!
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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Willing to pay between $6k to $8k per year for taxes....definitely know we have to pay a little more to get what we desire. Fully accepting the NJ reality but trying to get the best bang for our buck :-)
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