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Old 02-12-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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We are thinking of buying a house in Maplewood NJ and I have heard that it is in the 'hood' section of the town...It is on franklin ave, a block and half off of springfield ave...i think it is franklin between princeton and rutgers. Can someone let me know if this is a safe area? We are kind of in a time crunch...Thank you so much!

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Old 02-12-2009, 09:13 AM
 
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I think you're referring to an old, inside joke among Maplewood residents, dividing the town up into three parts:

Maplegood (wealthiest part of town)
Maplewood (average parts of town)
Maplehood (least expensive parts of town)

Maplewood is safe overall, but borders on some sketchy towns (Irvington and Newark) so property crimes occur there. The police do a pretty good job of keeping the whole town safe, and the new police station on Springfield Ave probably helps reinforce Maplewood's boundries against punks from out of town coming in to cause problems. Best bet is actually to stop by the police department and ask for some information about crime in the area, and talk to some neighbors around there.

That said, the "hood" nature of the neighborhood you're talking about is greatly exaggerated.

I think City-data has some crime stats so you can compare Maplewood's crime numbers against other towns to get a feel for it.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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P.S. Maplewood has a few community websites where you can chat with other residents and also read some local news:

maplewood.patch.com
maplewoodonline.com
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:58 AM
 
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Call the police department and ask for that information. They should be able to give you a rundown of recent reports.
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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Forgot to mention this site, from the NJ Star Ledger, has tons of data on everything from the housing bubble to crime stats for most towns in NJ:

New Jersey By The Numbers

You should be able to check crime rates and compare them to other towns.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:18 PM
 
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Maplewood is near Newark. Yes, it is surrounded by uuuuh... yeah. Between Princeton and Prospect? or Princeton and Wellesley? Your safety will depend on how many gunmen you bring with you.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:47 AM
 
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It's fairly safe. Its not the "best" area of maplewood ie wyoming section but overall I dont think you will have any problems. The only issue i can see is that it is very close to the irvington border. The good thing is that there is a fairly new police station located within a few blocks.
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