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Old 05-02-2019, 02:31 PM
 
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Hi. My family of four will be moving to New Jersey from Minnesota. I am a SAHM and Husband will be working out of Basking Ridge. We are looking for a nice suburban area with good schools. Good schools are our main priority. I know anywhere near the Basking Ridge Area is completely out of our price range. What areas would you recommend?
Where are you coming from? MN
Why are you moving? Work
Where will you be working ? Basking Ridge

Will you buy or rent? Buy
What is your budget ? up to 425K
What kind of place are you looking for ? single family home.. at least 4 bd and 2 bath

Will anyone (spouse, children, pets) be moving with you ? yes
Do you need/want good public schools?yes

Briefly describe the kind of neighborhood you'd like to live in
I would love newer construction or updated homes... Neighborhoods with young families and kids.. Safe. I love planned communities with amenities likes pools and playgrounds. I would like to be able to be close enough to shopping ( grocery stores, Target, etc).

List three things that are important to you in order of importance. 1. good schools 2. safe 3. diverse


We've been looking into and like Greenwich Township area (only drawback is the assigned Phillipsburg High School, Mount Olive Township, Hackettstown, Panther Valley (but it looks like schools aren't good). There are nice spacious newer and affordable homes that I love in Lopatcong but it looks like schools are bad..

I have even considered looking into towns in Pennsylvania, but that commute would probably be horrible, right?
Husband will have flexibility with work and will be able to work from home often.


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Old 05-02-2019, 04:27 PM
 
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I don’t know about updated or new in your price range, but I would look at Flemington
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:58 AM
 
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What type of diverse? Black? Maybe Newark or surrounding areas
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Old 05-03-2019, 10:23 AM
 
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Basking Ridge/Bernardsville/Bedminster will have homes in your price range but they'll probably need some work and won't be as large as you might be thinking about. But the towns are fantastic, great schools, great communities, and having a short commute in NJ is worth its weight in gold. People generally trade a big house for a great community here.
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:21 AM
 
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Try Hillsborough (pricey - but good stock of new construction homes) or Mount Olive (you would get in your price range with a school district which is in Top 50 list of schools from NJ for the USNews report)
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Old 05-04-2019, 04:49 AM
 
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Might have to compromise somewhat on something, but THE HILLS in Bedminster could work for you.
I just did a super quick search and there are updated 3 BR 2 Bath Units for under 400.
The development is wonderful - worth considering. Would give you everything but the 4 BR and that might be possible as well. As I said I did a very quick search so keep that in mind.
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:57 AM
 
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Moving pretty well on the Garden State Parkway this morning. Cruising at between 75 and 85MPH the whole way. No cops on the road, not yet, they'll be here when more people are out. (Probably. It's too early they can't be bothered this early.) Nice drive.

You'll like it here, welcome from Minnesoooooooooota.
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Central NJ and PA
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Basking Ridge/Bernardsville/Bedminster will have homes in your price range but they'll probably need some work and won't be as large as you might be thinking about. But the towns are fantastic, great schools, great communities, and having a short commute in NJ is worth its weight in gold. People generally trade a big house for a great community here.
I second this. If schools are your top concern, I would look in Bernards Township itself, though most of your price range is going to be townhouses, not single family homes.


Warren would be a good possibility - again if you're willing to compromise a bit on the home size and condition. https://www.weichert.com/83122310/ Also with decent schools, try Long Hill Township/Gillette/Stirling.


We're in Berkeley Heights. We love the schools and the neighborhood. Here's one on Springfield Ave. It's a busy street, and one bedroom less than desired, but with the price you'd have some money left for updates. https://www.weichert.com/82404594/
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Old 05-05-2019, 04:32 PM
 
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What exactly does diverse mean?
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Old 05-06-2019, 09:04 PM
 
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What exactly does diverse mean?
Just a mixture of different people. I wouldn’t want to live somewhere that is all
One race regardless of the race. So, it’s not a huge priority. Schools are the biggest thing.
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