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Old 11-18-2006, 02:12 PM
 
Location: WEST ORANGE
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Where in this area would you rather live and why?
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Old 11-18-2006, 05:28 PM
 
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Edison, by far, has the best schools of the three.
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:01 AM
 
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I grew up in Edison Twp, graduated from Piscatawat HS and lived for two years in Dunellen so I know a little about all three towns.

Edison is a middle/working class comunity with a growing Indian/Asian population.
Piscataway is a middle/working class community with a growing black population.
Dunellen is an old community with an aging working class population and a growing Hispanic population.

I prefer to live in Somerset Co.
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:19 AM
 
Location: WEST ORANGE
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Thanks!

Where in Somerset? Any place that would be 20 minutes or less driving disatnce to Highland Park and has decent schools?
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:56 AM
 
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Alot depends on what kind of $$ you have to spend on housing. The three towns you mentioned vary dramatically in housing costs, and as already pointed out, in demographics. Have you considered Woodbridge Township?

Bob
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Old 11-19-2006, 12:15 PM
 
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Thanks!

Where in Somerset? Any place that would be 20 minutes or less driving disatnce to Highland Park and has decent schools?
Highland park is a real nice town.

All Somerset Co. towns are more than a 20 min. drive during commuter hours.
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:14 PM
 
Location: WEST ORANGE
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Thanks, Bob, I am a teacher, so that may give some idea of what I can afford. I did look at a house in Woodbridge. Are the schools good there?

I work in Highland Park and it is nice. I have looked at houses there, but so far have not found what I need. The houses in HP seem to be priced a bit higher for their type than other nearby areas. Also, it seems to me that very few houses are actually for sale in HP. It must be due to our excellent schools

I really want to find a place quickly because driving to HP from West Orange every day has not been fun.

Thanks for all the input!
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Old 11-19-2006, 04:52 PM
 
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The schools in most parts of Woodbridge are very good, with Woodbridge, Iselin, and Colonia being the best sections of town. I'd steer clear of Avenel, Port Reading and Keasbey.

On a teacher's salary, finding a house in Woodbridge may be a little tough, but we are starting to see some stuff breaking below the $300k mark. A lot will depend on what the rest of your monthly expenses are.

Bob
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:14 PM
 
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I kindly say :

If one has to "scratch" pennies together to try to purchase a home especially in the NJ and NYC market = I say don't do it as you're probably only one unfortunate and unexpected financial blow to you not being able to pay the expenses associated of living in the NJ/NYC market.

To me NJ and the NYC housing market is pretty much good for the very wealthy or ones earning a REAL good coin. Many are already struggling just to pay rent these days as it is.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:34 PM
 
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are the schools in woodbridge really good??? i used to live in an apt. there ... and people with kids always wanted to move out of that place ... complaining abt the school.
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