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Old 11-06-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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After driving around NJ, a couple of weeks ago and looking at different towns, it seems Bergen County is better for my family, with how often I will have to be in both city and Long Island (living on LI now, I usually shoot over the GW in non-rush hour times and it isn't that bad). It was recommended by a friend to explore both Hillsdale and Wyckoff. I wanted to get some ideas as to the vibe of the town. This isn't a real estate question in regards to what I can get for my money, just some of the positives and negatives of both towns. I know Hillsdale as a town center and Wyckoff doesn't, but anything else, we should be made aware of? Thanks
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:33 AM
 
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I think a town center and train station counts alot. It may not be that great for getting over the GWB but if you job changes to downtown it would be great. I personally like towns with a strong sense of place and hillsdale has that in spades. Walking is always better than driving if you have somewhere to walk with nice sidewalks.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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I think a town center and train station counts alot. It may not be that great for getting over the GWB but if you job changes to downtown it would be great. I personally like towns with a strong sense of place and hillsdale has that in spades. Walking is always better than driving if you have somewhere to walk with nice sidewalks.
Thanks for reply and I tend to agree. I will be taking the train into the city (probably once a week to midtown), but will also need to drive to LI once or twice a week. Again, just looking for feel of those towns.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:06 AM
 
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Wyckoff is more affluent than Hillsdale if that matters to you. As for Downtown/train access there is no competition, Hillsdale wins hands down. Wyckoff has much better name cache IMO, again if that matters to you.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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I live in Wyckoff and absolutely love it. We don't have a train station but I don't work in the city so it was a nonfactor for me. If you're going after the Wyckoff type demographic with a downtown and train station, I would look at Allendale (comparable home prices) and Ho-Ho-Kus (homes are bit more expensive).
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:21 PM
 
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I live in Wyckoff and absolutely love it. We don't have a train station but I don't work in the city so it was a nonfactor for me. If you're going after the Wyckoff type demographic with a downtown and train station, I would look at Allendale (comparable home prices) and Ho-Ho-Kus (homes are bit more expensive).
But houses at similar price points are smaller and typically older, you have to pay for that train somewhere.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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I live in Wyckoff and absolutely love it. We don't have a train station but I don't work in the city so it was a nonfactor for me. If you're going after the Wyckoff type demographic with a downtown and train station, I would look at Allendale (comparable home prices) and Ho-Ho-Kus (homes are bit more expensive).
Thanks for the response. I guess I really don't know what the "Wyckoff type demographic" is or for that matter, what the Hillsdale demographic is. Not knowing much about either town, that is what I was hoping to get some more insight on.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:19 PM
 
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Hillsdale demographic: mainly white, but hold your breath a small hispanic population, ahhhhhhh run, oh and affluent
Wyckoff Demographic: almost all white, 2 or 3 asians and even more affluent
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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Hillsdale demographic: mainly white, but hold your breath a small hispanic population, ahhhhhhh run, oh and affluent
Wyckoff Demographic: almost all white, 2 or 3 asians and even more affluent
I'm one of the 2 or 3 asians
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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You really can't go wrong with either town. Both great towns to live in.
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