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Old 02-04-2007, 08:02 AM
 
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We are relocation to NJ this Summer from Long Island and we are considering the Mt. Olive/Flanders area. I have three children 8,7,5 so schools will obviously be a concern...and obviously I want a 'family-friendly' community. I will be working in Morristown, and my wife will be staying at home with the kids. Any thoughts on this area?

I've lived on LI my whole life, so I'm somewhat immune to high taxes and traffic....lol
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:04 PM
 
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While many people like Flanders/ Mount Olive, it and the people will be very different from Long Island. Is this what you are looking for?

If not, if your budget affords, look closer to Morristown. Madison and Chatham are nice "communities" with a little more of a NY suburban feel...
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:41 PM
 
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What makes it different than Long Island?? I'm out in Suffolk County

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While many people like Flanders/ Mount Olive, it and the people will be very different from Long Island. Is this what you are looking for?

If not, if your budget affords, look closer to Morristown. Madison and Chatham are nice "communities" with a little more of a NY suburban feel...
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Old 02-05-2007, 02:59 AM
 
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Mount Olive is a seriously cute area. My aunt and uncle have lived there for probably about 40-ish years now and they love it. It (like many towns) had its "down" time when it was starting to look a little seedy but now it seems to be on an upswing again.

Easy to get to--Rte. 80--quite close to the Delaware Water Gap for fishing, hiking or whatever; just a cute cute place. Well, in my opinion, anyway.

It might seem a little "off the beaten path" by comparison depending upon where on Long Island you're currently living.
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:28 AM
 
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How is the commute from Mt Olive to NY?
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: The Communist State of NJ
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How is the commute from Mt Olive to NY?
Pretty much a nightmare. Route 80 is the only way to go. Depending on what time you leave it could take anywhere from 1 hour to 2.5 hours. Traffice is horendous and there are accidents every day.
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:22 PM
 
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Mount Olive has an excellent school system and the commute to Morristown is not bad. The only thing that irks me are the police. You MUST drive the speed limit or they will ticket you. Ask around, you know I'm serious.
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Mount Olive has an excellent school system and the commute to Morristown is not bad. The only thing that irks me are the police. You MUST drive the speed limit or they will ticket you. Ask around, you know I'm serious.
and if you are speeding isn't that the cops job...to give you a ticket??
there is a pretty nasty stretch of Rte 46 through Budd Lake, the scene of a few fatal accidents over the past few years..speed was usually a factor

As well as 206....down by Oakwood Village..nasty stretch of road
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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How is the commute from Mt Olive to NY?
you could always take the bus or drive over to Netcong and take the train
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Old 01-18-2008, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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We are relocation to NJ this Summer from Long Island and we are considering the Mt. Olive/Flanders area. I have three children 8,7,5 so schools will obviously be a concern...and obviously I want a 'family-friendly' community. I will be working in Morristown, and my wife will be staying at home with the kids. Any thoughts on this area?

I've lived on LI my whole life, so I'm somewhat immune to high taxes and traffic....lol
Mt. Olive & Flanders are nice enough, but tough commuting to NYC. There are some areas, up near Rt. 46, and closer to the lake, that are very very congested, living wise, with homes on very small lots & close together and other areas further away that are very rural feeling. Rt. 80 is as bad as, and some people say worse than, the LIE. (I grew up out in Suffolk, so I know of what I speak.) Commuting the 15 to 20 miles to Morristown will probably take longer than the 30 or so minutes that most mapping services say.
Have you decided on that area definitively? There are towns closer & easier to get to from Morristown, and in fairness, many of them will have school systems that are ranked higher than Mt. Olive on most objective criteria.
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