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View Poll Results: Which one?
South Orange 28 36.84%
West Orange 33 43.42%
Neither 15 19.74%
Voters: 76. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-28-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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Where would you rather reside?
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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I think it really depends on what part of town for both of them. There are parts of WO that are very unsafe and same goes to SO. But from my personal experience I feel safer in the bad part of WO then the bad part of SO, though SO has a nicer upscale part of town.
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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I think it really depends on what part of town for both of them. There are parts of WO that are very unsafe and same goes to SO. But from my personal experience I feel safer in the bad part of WO then the bad part of SO, though SO has a nicer upscale part of town.
which parts of SO are "very unsafe" ?
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:06 PM
 
Location: NYC
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which parts of SO are "very unsafe" ?
There are no 'bad parts' of South Orange. Part of South Orange boarders Newark, some people freak about this.
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: NE Tarrant County, TX
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South Orange by a long shot. Folks tend to consider those areas of S. Orange adjoining Vailsburg Newark as bad. That's a load of crap. As far as Essex County goes, it doesn't get any better than S. Orange, IMO, unless you prefer your town lily white and completely devoid of artistic vibe or vision. S. Orange isn't perfect, but it's the best community you're likely to find in NJ - all things considered. Warts and all - I'll take it over any other community in NJ including Westfield and Montclair.

-Eric
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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which parts of SO are "very unsafe" ?
The part that borders Newark by SHU is very dicey.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:06 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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West Orange.

So much nicer.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:29 PM
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Location: Florida
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SO is nice, but my heart has a soft spot for WO, since I spend more time there. And I love where I stay in WO - so, definitely there. (unless I marry Zach Braff and we move to his childhood home, then I'll settle for SO )
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:31 AM
 
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From my experience, the people in South Orange seem depressed and mean. However the area looks lively.

The people in West Orange seem cheerful and nice. However some areas are just drab.

Overall, West Orange is better.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Hanahan, SC
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South Orange by a long shot. Folks tend to consider those areas of S. Orange adjoining Vailsburg Newark as bad. That's a load of crap. As far as Essex County goes, it doesn't get any better than S. Orange, IMO, unless you prefer your town lily white and completely devoid of artistic vibe or vision. S. Orange isn't perfect, but it's the best community you're likely to find in NJ - all things considered. Warts and all - I'll take it over any other community in NJ including Westfield and Montclair.

-Eric
BS. I was a student at SHU and even in orientation they warn you not to wander into Vailsburg. The students go there anyway but only to buy drugs and or prostitutes. Take a ride down Salem street and tell me its a not a bad area.
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