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Old 01-02-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Livingston
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I am very close to buying a new house in Chesterfield and recently found out about the Youth Correctional Facility in the town. Does anyone have any feedback about it? How it affects the township, if at all? It is never mentioned in any thread and no one ever comments about it and it doesn't seem to have hurt property values, but I am curious.

Also, are there any shops or restaurants in the township, or do you have to go into Bordentown or Hamilton (or other areas) for food and shopping?

Thanks,

GD
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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I live in Chesterfield. The prison doesn't affect us at all. You have absolutely nothing to worry about. Its a nice safe town to live in.

As far as shopping - none. We have a General Store. Its a convenience store. Other then that there isn't any shopping. We have a bar/restaraunt which is ok. And a new Italian restaraunt just opened, but I don't know anything about it. Its small and in the center of Crosswicks.

Are you buying in one of the new developments?
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Livingston
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Very close to buying at Hovnanian's Cross Creek. The deals are fantastic. I'm coming from Livingston (relocating due to wife's new job in south jersey) and am used to a bit more cosmopolitan area, but can see myself enjoying the rural aspects of the area.
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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That is right behind my house. Its a nice development, yards are small for my taste, but thats personal preference. Chesterfield is very nice. I came from Monmouth County and love it. You should know though - a new school was just passed for 39 million. You can go to chesterfieldschool.com to check it out. You can also find out some more things you may want to know at chesterfieldtwp.com. Your taxes are already high over there, and I wouldn't want you to be blindsided by the new school. The new tax rate isn't supposed to take effect until 2010 last I heard. With all of the new houses being built a new one is necessary. Right now our 1st and 2nd graders are going to a different school just to make room.
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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Oh - and we have 2 Malls within 20 minutes....Burlington Center ( not a great mall) and also Quakerbridge. Not too far from the development (about 7 mins actually) is Hamilton MarketPlace. Lots of stores and restaraunts in there - Kohls, Old Navy, ShopRite, Michaels, Lowes, (Home Depot across the street), Ruby Tuesdays, Fridays, Steakhouse, Chilis........you get the picture.
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Livingston
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I know about the new school - we are in the midst of building an addition to the high school here in Livingston for $51 million, so $39 million is small change. And I already pay around $2500 more per month in taxes here in Livingston than I will in Chesterfield. As for the lot size, at this point in my life, the smaller the better. I'm not looking to invest in a riding mower - I'm looking to invest in a golf cart!

We've been to Hamilton Marketplace and I'm sure my wife will be checking out the malls and outlets and finding her way to Princeton. If all else fails, I'm sure she'll make a once a month pilgrimage to the short hills mall.
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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LOL....sounds like you are going to get exactly what your looking for then!

She'll also only be about 1/2 hr away from the Oxford Valley Mall! Franklin Mills is only about an hour! She'll do fine with the shopping. It just won't be across the street!
We are also only 20 minutes from the Jackson Outlets (near Great Adventure).

Good luck to you! If you have anymore questions please don't hesitate to ask.
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Livingston
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Thanks. I'll probably take you up on that!
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:20 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I know about the new school - we are in the midst of building an addition to the high school here in Livingston for $51 million, so $39 million is small change. And I already pay around $2500 more per month in taxes here in Livingston than I will in Chesterfield. As for the lot size, at this point in my life, the smaller the better. I'm not looking to invest in a riding mower - I'm looking to invest in a golf cart!

We've been to Hamilton Marketplace and I'm sure my wife will be checking out the malls and outlets and finding her way to Princeton. If all else fails, I'm sure she'll make a once a month pilgrimage to the short hills mall.
is this a typo? You pay $30K MORE A YEAR than you would in Chesterfield?!? I know Jersey taxes are high, but OMG!
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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is this a typo? You pay $30K MORE A YEAR than you would in Chesterfield?!? I know Jersey taxes are high, but OMG!
Well Tahiti you just made my day. I don't feel to bad after reading that. Now if thats true the Doc should be the one thats looking to move out of state.
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