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Old 06-04-2008, 07:33 PM
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It's okay. The high school could be Middletown South which is the better of the 2 districts. But overall it isn't at the same level of an Oak Hill, Navesink etc. However, barring an exception (of which I'm sure there are some) I don't think those areas will have a house available in the 400s...I'd ask her if there is anything in Lincroft (and some of the areas listed too just in case something older cropped up.)

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My real estate agent said she has a few houses she can show me in the leonardo area. How's that area?
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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You're not going to get much, if anything, in Lincroft for that price range.
You'd get more for your money in River Plaza than in Lincroft with the same middle and high school and comparable elementary schools.
I don't know much about Leonardo.

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Old 06-04-2008, 08:57 PM
 
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Leonardo is nice, but Navesink is nicer.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:00 PM
 
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My real estate agent said she has a few houses she can show me in the leonardo area. How's that area?
so-so, it's a blue collar/lower income area, some streets are nicer than others, if that's what your budget allows it isn't the worst choice that you could make
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:02 PM
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Yes River Plaza would be a good place to ask about.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:30 PM
 
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can anyone tell me about the Laurence Greene development? It's right near Tatum Park off Laurel Ave. What part of Middletown is that considered? The schools are Nut Swamp, Thomspon, and Middletown South. What are those schools like, both in terms of academic rigor and student culture?
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:49 PM
 
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I believe the development is called Laurel Greene. It's a nice development-easy access to pretty much everything including Hwy 35 and the GSP. You can't go wrong with the schools-top notch in that area. The academics are on par-but as far as culture, it is not very "artsy". There are programs you can take outside of the school at several locations-either through the parks system or the Middletown Arts Center or in nearby Red Bank.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:50 PM
 
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thx, lookingout...by culture, I was trying to discreetly ask if the kids there are snobby or down-to-earth. I know it's a pretty nice area there. Just outside the development there are these huge mansions, so I'm just trying to make sure it'd be a fit.
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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thx, lookingout...by culture, I was trying to discreetly ask if the kids there are snobby or down-to-earth. I know it's a pretty nice area there. Just outside the development there are these huge mansions, so I'm just trying to make sure it'd be a fit.
You'll run into snobbery into that area, as you will run into in most of the neighborhoods that feed into South. The kids at South are, in general, regarded as far more spoiled than the kids at North. That said, there are plenty of down-to-earth people as well, so if you like the house, I wouldn't use that as a determining factor.
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:15 PM
 
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On the other side of Laurel Ave(across from Laurel Greene), it is considered Holmdel, so a lot of the mansions you speak of feed into the Holmdel schools.
There definitely is a good amount of snobbery at the schools, the kids are a product of that in their home environment, unfortunately.
But there are definitely some down to earth people as well. Thompson and South encompass a large area with a mix of both.
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