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Old 04-19-2007, 06:29 AM
 
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Good morning.....
I am considering moving a little further down the parkway into Ocean. Someone suggested Bayvill/Berkeley/Manchester. I am unfamiliar with these areas and would like some input on the pros/cons.
My husband commutes to NYC and an 1 1/2 is not a big deal to him.
I am interested in the schools first.
Thanks
Nancy
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:14 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Good morning.....
I am considering moving a little further down the parkway into Ocean. Someone suggested Bayvill/Berkeley/Manchester. I am unfamiliar with these areas and would like some input on the pros/cons.
My husband commutes to NYC and an 1 1/2 is not a big deal to him.
I am interested in the schools first.
Thanks
Nancy

my gut tells me you're looking at more than a 1.5 hr commute to Manhattan - those places are pretty far south. Berkeley/Manchester is retirement heaven - tons of old retirees in all those inexpensive communities. i don't know about schools.
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Old 04-19-2007, 05:39 PM
 
Location: 32082/07716/10028
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Good morning.....
I am considering moving a little further down the parkway into Ocean. Someone suggested Bayvill/Berkeley/Manchester. I am unfamiliar with these areas and would like some input on the pros/cons.
My husband commutes to NYC and an 1 1/2 is not a big deal to him.
I am interested in the schools first.
Thanks
Nancy
the commute will be 1.5 hours on a good day, average will be about 2 hours and don't even ask about fridays in the summer
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:47 PM
 
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How is the Bayville area, and what are the surrounding towns? Does anyone know how good the school district is?
I am finding 3000 sq ft homes with unbelieveable prices/taxes and was wondering how far that is down the parkway.
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Nancy
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:17 AM
 
Location: central fl
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How is the Bayville area, and what are the surrounding towns? Does anyone know how good the school district is?
I am finding 3000 sq ft homes with unbelieveable prices/taxes and was wondering how far that is down the parkway.
Thanks
Nancy
i HAVE A BROTHER LIVING IN BAYVILLE. it is just south of toms river. I dont know about the schools other than his kids went to central high(thinks thats the name) and like it. my brother has no complaints.
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:25 AM
 
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The areas you're considering are around Exit 82 on the Parkway. My mother lives in Manchester, and there's no way you're making it into NYC in 1.5 hours unless you're commuting via helicopter or getting to the office at 5am.

From my mother's house to my house in Woodbridge is 53 miles, and takes 45 minutes with no traffic. If you're commuting during rush hour (which starts at around 5:30 down there), you're looking at over an hour just to get to Woodbridge. From Woodbridge to NYC (we have offices in World Financial Center, so I go in often) is around 45 minutes assuming I can hit the Holland Tunnel by 6am- after 6am, add 1/2 an hour to that easy. That's around 2.25 hours door to door for you.

Coming home in the evening will easily be 2-2.5 hours, and as said above, figure on 3.5-4 hours on Fridays in the summer. IMO, there's no house worth all of that.

Bob
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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Good schools in most cases seem to go along with the higher priced neighborhoods. Those who can afford the high home prices along with the higher taxes don't seem to mind passing the "school budgets". Those of us who are retired and kids are long gone don't have any trouble turning down the budgets.
I would not be looking to move to retirement areas for good schools.

This is only my opinion so please don't trash me if you disagree.

E
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:00 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Those of us who are retired and kids are long gone don't have any trouble turning down the budgets.
I would not be looking to move to retirement areas for good schools.

E
I find this sad, but unfortunately it's the truth. It's the whole "I got mine" mentality.
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Martinsville, NJ
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NFN Tahiti but when some people squeeze four kids into a three BR house on a tiny lot and pay only 6-7 a year in property taxes it sort of bothers some of us with no kids and four empty BR's paying 12K a year in taxes.
They are not paying their fair share.

E
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:23 AM
 
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NFN Tahiti but when some people squeeze four kids into a three BR house on a tiny lot and pay only 6-7 a year in property taxes it sort of bothers some of us with no kids and four empty BR's paying 12K a year in taxes.
They are not paying their fair share.

E
Sounds like an internal problem- if you didn't have 4 empty bedrooms, maybe you wouldn't have a house with 12k in taxes..........
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