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Old 09-13-2009, 08:05 AM
 
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We're hoping to be first time homeowners. I work in mid-town NYC. Looking for a townhouse in Princeton area. I want to have a good school for our kid. Please suggest good townhome communities in Princeton. Looking for a 2-3 bedroom, with garage, basement. Will I be able to get between 300K to 325K? Also can someone suggest a good realtor?

Thanks in advance
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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Just so you know, Princeton is QUITE a schlep from NYC, especially when you consider the waiting list for parking at the Princeton Junction train station is several years long. There IS a Park-and-Ride at the nearby NJ Turnpike exit, but then factor in the need to get from Port Authority to your place of work. It's a long day when you spend three hours just on the commute.

I've lived in Princeton and it's just about as expensive as NYC, too.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:25 AM
 
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Just so you know, Princeton is QUITE a schlep from NYC, especially when you consider the waiting list for parking at the Princeton Junction train station is several years long. There IS a Park-and-Ride at the nearby NJ Turnpike exit, but then factor in the need to get from Port Authority to your place of work. It's a long day when you spend three hours just on the commute.

I've lived in Princeton and it's just about as expensive as NYC, too.
Huh? Princeton itself is expensive, but still not NYC prices. And there are plenty of great towns nearby that are no where near the price of NYC.

And there are many, many people who commute, so there must be some way they are doing it.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:30 AM
 
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We're hoping to be first time homeowners. I work in mid-town NYC. Looking for a townhouse in Princeton area. I want to have a good school for our kid. Please suggest good townhome communities in Princeton. Looking for a 2-3 bedroom, with garage, basement. Will I be able to get between 300K to 325K? Also can someone suggest a good realtor?

Thanks in advance
Midtown, so does that mean you can take a bus to Port Authority?

If so, you can use the Park N Ride at Exit 8A on Rte 130.

As far as towns, Princeton itself is very expensive. There are very few TH communities and they are pricey. 300-325, you're not going to get anything for that in Princeton itself.

Which is ok! In your price range, I would recommend South Brunswick. Good schools, near Princeton, should be able to find decent stuff in your price range.

Here are some

South Brunswick real estate & South Brunswick homes for sale | Condos,Townhomes,Co-ops,3 Bedrooms - REALTOR.com®

Some North Brunswick got in there, that is a different town. Some say Dayton, that is a part of SB.

Good luck.
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Old 09-13-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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Plainsboro condos may be an option as well........Canal Pointe, West Windsor.
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