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Old 12-28-2013, 06:46 PM
 
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I am a family of three looking to move into a two bedroom townhome in either North Brunswick or East Brunswick. I recently visited a few in North Brunswick in particular Riverbend townhomes which i fell in love with immediately. any info on income range for this area and if I will be luck enough to rent before buying? Lastly, I am looking for a safe area let me know which is better
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:50 PM
 
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Between these two, if you care about public schools, choose East Brunswick. If you're utilizing private schools, North Brunswick is great. East Brunswick also has less crime and a higher socioeconomic class if that's something you care about.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:38 PM
 
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East Brunswick schools are only marginally better. North Brunswick as a whole is also newer as far as developing goes. I would put both towns in the same league.
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Old 12-29-2013, 06:13 AM
 
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I grew up in East Brunswick, but worked in North Brunswick schools for many years, so I'm familiar with both communities. As long as the parent is actively engaged in their child's education, either school district would be fine. East Brunswick (on paper) always looks better because of test scores and it's long history of being a good school district. North Brunswick has excellent teachers, resources and programs, and being a smaller district, the achieving student can do very well without as much competition. If you love the housing, and can afford to rent until you buy~I would advise not buying a townhouse in either area, the resale market is glutted with them. Rent until you decide where you want to live and drive around both communities, visit schools and their programs to make your decision when/where to buy a home.
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Old 12-29-2013, 08:24 AM
 
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North Brunswick has a lot of transit oriented development in place which will.make access to NYC much easier. However, the town as a whole is much more congested compared to east Brunswick. Schools are about the same in my opinion (But NB has an amazing robotics club if your child is interested in engineering ). Cost of living is the major variation. Average income is around $70000 for a household in NB, but $ 92000 for EB. If you want a lower cost of living, NB would be better.

Sorry I was unable to reply to your PM . I was out of state for the past 2 days and will only return tonight.
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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Thanks for your responses. My child currently attends private school in NYC and for now because I will still work in NYC I have no plans of changing his school. As far as renting goes I would prefer to rent first just to see if this is somewhere I would want to buy, however I have not seen many townhomes for rent in North Brunswick area and the ones I did see were really expensive like $2000 a mth which is basically a mortgage. I have not looked at anything in East Brunswick area. If anyone can recommend nice safe affordable townhome communities in these area for rent it would be appreciated. Also can anyone tell me about the Riverbend townhomes and the surrounding areas? I fell in love with those and would not mind renting.
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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Also can anyone tell me what is the race population in North Brunswick area particularly the 08902 zip code area that is the area that i have seen some really nice townhomes but no people lol
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:35 PM
 
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North Brunswick has a lot of transit oriented development in place which will.make access to NYC much easier. However, the town as a whole is much more congested compared to east Brunswick. Schools are about the same in my opinion (But NB has an amazing robotics club if your child is interested in engineering ). Cost of living is the major variation. Average income is around $70000 for a household in NB, but $ 92000 for EB. If you want a lower cost of living, NB would be better.

Sorry I was unable to reply to your PM . I was out of state for the past 2 days and will only return tonight.
Sorry, I disagree with the congestion. East Brunswick is WAY more congested, There is no avoiding Rt 18, that is a nightmare no matter what time of day on any day. The only traffic issue with North Brunswick is Rt 1 by the BJs/Costco where it goes from 3 lanes to 2 lanes.
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:43 PM
 
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East Brunswick is much nicer. There are parts of North Brunswick that are not very safe (borders New Brunswick on one of the none nicer sides of New Brunswick). Just look at the violent crime rate

North averages 1.24 violent crimes/100 people
East averages 0.53 violent crimes/100 people

So if you want to live in a place that there are 2.33 times more violent crimes a year, choose the north.

I would rank the Brunswick's as
1) East
2) South
3) North
5) New (doesn't deserve to be 4th)
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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so your saying that North Brunswick has higher crime? I am from New York so i am not familiar with the different parts of NB. The areas I was looking at is near the riverbend homes or the 08902 area. Is this a relatively safe area?
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