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Old 01-15-2019, 04:14 PM
 
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The OP isn't looking for a place with access to New York City. He's trying to find a place close to where he works. Didn't you read the first post?
Obviously... NOT!

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Old 01-15-2019, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Levittown
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Howell covers a huge territory, but is very spread out - like 60 square miles - so one edge of Howell will be vastly different in terms of commuting to Red Bank than the other. Rather desolate, but safe enough.

Besides that, if I were in the OP's shoes with that type of budget I would concentrate on Tinton Falls or parts of Ocean Township. All are on the Route 35 corridor which runs right into town with immediate access to the Rt 18 bypass and Garden State Parkway.
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:54 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Howell covers a huge territory, but is very spread out - like 60 square miles - so one edge of Howell will be vastly different in terms of commuting to Red Bank than the other. Rather desolate, but safe enough.

Besides that, if I were in the OP's shoes with that type of budget I would concentrate on Tinton Falls or parts of Ocean Township. All are on the Route 35 corridor which runs right into town with immediate access to the Rt 18 bypass and Garden State Parkway.
Actually, at rush hour, Route 35 CRAWLS right into Red Bank, but yes, those are appropriate towns to look at.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Boston
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you can go as far south as Bay Head if you want to use the train to commute to Red Bank.
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Old 01-21-2019, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Levittown
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Actually, at rush hour, Route 35 CRAWLS right into Red Bank, but yes, those are appropriate towns to look at.
Rt 35 CRAWLS most of the day actually!
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:30 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Rt 35 CRAWLS most of the day actually!
I know! I live right near a stretch of it. For most of the time since I lived there, I was working/taking a train into the city, so I had no idea how bad it was. After I retired, I would go out and wonder if there was an accident or something because 35 was so slow. Then I realized that's how it was at certain times of the day, every day.
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:19 PM
 
Location: state of transition
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My preference would be to rent, but I have a dog and two cats. Apartments I have looked at all limit you to two pets

Don't tell them you have 3 pets. Say you have 1 dog and 1 cat.
Or, you could rent from a private party / person instead of a corporation. People will offer leeway if you put down more money and your credit is good.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:29 PM
 
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We live in Howell and drive to doctors in Red Bank. If you are close to Route 9 in Howell within a mile or two south of I-195 you can make it to Red Bank taking I-95 to Route 18 and then local streets in under 45 minutes. Lots of detached ranch style houses on nice size lots in Howell for less than $300K, good schools, nice middle class area, shopping etc. RE taxes about $5500 on a < $300K house. We relocated here about 10 years ago to retire. This is as far south as you want to be to make the 45 minute commute. Toms River, etc, is another 15 to 20 minutes south.
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We are relocating from Maryland and do not know anything about NJ. Looking for nice areas within a 45 minute commute of Red Bank. Was looking more to the south and west as it appears the Real Estate for places north (near NY) are just too high for us. We care more about safety than diversity and nightlife. We have a 7yr old daughter and a new born so looking for advice on nice places to raise a family, good schools the usual things people raising a family look for. I have read some positive things about Toms River and Millstone but wanted to get some opinions from people vs just reading statistical data about the towns. I would say we would be looking to stay around $300k (under if possible) for housing. Any honest opinions are appreciated.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:33 PM
 
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We live in Howell and drive to doctors in Red Bank. If you are close to Route 9 in Howell within
a mile or two south of I-195 you can make it to Red Bank taking I-95 to Route 18 and then local streets in under 45 minutes. Lots of detached houses on nice size lots in Howell for less than $300K, good schools, nice middle class area, shopping etc. RE taxes about $5500 on a < $300K house. We relocated here about 10 years ago to retire.
You mean taking I - 195 right?
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:34 AM
 
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east brunswick schools are supposed to be excellent as are Rumson Fair haven & holmdel but you will be hard pressed to find anything under 500k in any of those towns. middltown hazlet aberdeen schools are pretty good. check out zillow for ideas on house prices house taxes and drive around its always a good way to judge what you need in a neihghborhood. good luck and do your research!!
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