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Old 10-16-2013, 11:30 PM
 
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Hey all,
Me and my wife are looking to buy a home around the mid 4's which can get me to my job in jersey city and her down to the Bridgewater area. We're looking for something in a *SAFE* area with good schools and at least 3 beds / 2 baths. One area we started to look at was Bridgewater itself but I wanted to see if anyone had any other suggestions for towns to look into?
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:19 AM
 
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Please fill this out and you'll get more help from people on the forum. You have way too many basic info missing such as bedroom/bath, commute info, etc.

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Old 11-01-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Location: South part of Northern NJ
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Depending on your budget and your preference on diversity. if you want good commute both by car and train, just about anytown along route 78, from Bridgewater, Berkeley Heights, Summit, Short Hills, ending at South Orange, are all good towns.
Among the examples, Short Hills is the most expensive and Bridgewater is the least expensive; South Orange offers the most diversity.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:48 PM
 
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Here's the forum questionnaire filled out to help narrow down more:

Where are you coming from? Hackettstown NJ
Why are you moving? Work
Where will you be working ? Jersey City and Bridgewater

Will you buy or rent? buy
What is your budget ? ~460k
What kind of place are you looking for ? At least 3 beds, 2 baths.

Will anyone (spouse, children, pets) be moving with you ? Spouse and child.
Do you need/want good public schools? yes. should have very good public schools.

Briefly describe the kind of neighborhood you'd like to live in. SAFE...

Shorthills, Summit and basking ridge just seem too expensive to get anything. So far leaning towards Bridgewater and Whippany.. Any other area suggestions?
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Somerset County
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Bernardsville? Less expensive than Basking Ridge, safe with good schools. You can get a smaller home with 3 bedrooms for your budget and it has a lot of amenities for families.
Close to Bridgewater, about 20 mins down 287 and about 45 mins from JC along 78.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:29 AM
 
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Hey all,
Me and my wife are looking to buy a home around the mid 4's which can get me to my job in jersey city and her down to the Bridgewater area. We're looking for something in a *SAFE* area with good schools and at least 3 beds / 2 baths. One area we started to look at was Bridgewater itself but I wanted to see if anyone had any other suggestions for towns to look into?
Pretty much every town North of 22/Near 78 from Bridgewater almost to the GSP meets the base requirements: Reasonable commute, safe, good schools. There's also a few towns that straddle/are South of 22 which may work as well, like Green Brook, Westfield and Mountainside, especially if you were planning on taking the train in to JC.

Some of the cheaper towns in the area would be: Bridgewater itself, Green Brook, parts of Long Hill Twp, but there are also some older homes in all of the towns that aren't so expensive.

My specific questions to you would be:

- Are you desiring to take the train to work in JC? If so, is your workplace on the PATH or HBLR?

- Don't need an exact location, but roughly where in Bridgewater are they working? It's a big town and it affects commute times and possible traffic issues, as 287 + 202/206 have a lot of traffic problems in the area.
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