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Old 12-18-2006, 11:42 AM
 
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Hi..we currently live in Bergen County, NJ...we are thinking of moving...it's getting so congested...expensive and snobby where we live. We need a change. We were thinking about Scotch Plains/Fanwood and Bridgewater Township. We need an area that is on a train line as my husband commutes to the Wall Street area by train. I work from home most of the time...but my office is on Weehawken, NJ...so I need something accessible to major highways.
We are also unhappy with where we live because there isn't a Jewish community...while neighboring towns are more so..ours really isn't. We have heard the towns listed above have a Jewish community......Does anyone have any insights into these areas, the religion factor, anything...
Thanks
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Old 12-18-2006, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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Clam32,
We live in Bridgewater Twp and although we are not Jewish I do know there is a very nice Jewish community center in town. Attended a Barmitzvah there a few years back and in my opinion it was a beautiful place. Bridgewater also has a train station for NJ Transit located at the Commerce ballpark.
Bridgewater also contains the B'Water Commons mall. and a lot of smaller malls. We have Home Depot, Costco and even some discount chains.

Homes in Bridgewater are selling from 300k to 2M.

Bridgewater is also located mostly inside the I 287 loop so you can get anyplace relatively easy.

Happy house hunting,
E
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Old 12-18-2006, 01:42 PM
 
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Hi..we currently live in Bergen County, NJ...we are thinking of moving...it's getting so congested...expensive and snobby where we live. We need a change.
Well, you're looking in the wrong places- Scotch Plains, Fanwood and Bridgewater are also very congested, expensive, and pretty darn snobby too.

Also, bear in mind that the train lines in these towns may not run directly into NYC- you may have to change trains in Newark or Secaucus, which can be a PITA if schedules don't line up. Go to NJ Transit's website and use the schedule feature to input start and finish stations- it'll tell you where/if transfers are required.

Bob
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:03 PM
ira
 
Location: Bergen County
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When we were house-hunting, we looked into Scotch Plains/Fanwood (ended up moving to Bergen County, though). Nice town. Very large and active Jewish community. Scotch Plains is bit more "blue color" than Bergen County so it might be less "snobish".
Also, Scotch Plains was the only town on our list (we looked in Union and Bergen Counties), where you could get 3/4 to an acre of land for about
$800K (all the other places you'd have to go over a million to get that kind of property). So, if you are looking for a bigger property, Scotch Plains is the place to go.

Good Luck!
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