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Old 10-17-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Calgary, Alberta
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Hi everyone! I'm new here, and I have a question regarding where to live near Princeton.

My husband will be going to grad school there next year, and we will be starting a family as well. So where is a good place to live that isn't too expensive, but doesn't have a high crime rate?

We were looking at Trenton, but I googled it, and the first thing that came up was a news article about a kid bringing crack to preschool.

Thanks!
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:18 PM
 
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Yeah, you'll want to avoid Trenton.
Can you get into Graduate housing in Princeton? Princeton is a great little town with very little crime, lots of good restaurants, a movie theatre, Mccarter Theatre, shopping etc.
The towns around Princeton are very safe (except for Trenton) and there are a number of them. How far would you like to commute into Princeton?
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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No, no Trenton

Robbinsville is a nice town. Reasonably priced, sort of newer and up and coming. Very, very safe. Schools are good. Different housing stock, so choices there (condos, townhouses, small houses, bigger houses). Foxmoor is a nice development, everything from condos to small houses. And there is a newer development Washington Town Center, with townhouses and houses. They are right next to each other. There are also a lot of bigger houses, but I'm not sure what your budget is with grad school.

You can look on Realtor.com for rentals or buying. Just be sure that you type in Robbinsville. The zip codes are kind of weird down there.

Good luck.
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:31 PM
 
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Avoid Trenton.

I recommend (as always) Plainsboro, South Brunswick, East Windsor, West Windsor, Robbinsville.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:45 AM
 
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Hopewell is very nice, South Brunswick, The Windsors, Hillsborough, Montgomery.
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Old 10-18-2009, 05:56 AM
 
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Other than already mentioned, check out Hamilton. Specifically, Hamilton Square which is on the east most side of Hamilton butting up against Robbinsville. It's a bit more affordable than Robbinsville and a great place to start a family. Look in the Golden Crest community.
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Old 10-18-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Calgary, Alberta
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We aren't sure yet if we will be buying a house, but when I was looking on realtor.com, it seemed that everything was 100+ years old, and in sort of run down condition, but I may have been looking in the wrong areas. Are there many rentals available as well in all these areas?
Thanks everyone!
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Queens,Ny
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Hey KL72 how is the area of Hamilton around Franklin Park off of S Broad St going toward 195
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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We aren't sure yet if we will be buying a house, but when I was looking on realtor.com, it seemed that everything was 100+ years old, and in sort of run down condition, but I may have been looking in the wrong areas. Are there many rentals available as well in all these areas?
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Since you're Canadian, and your husband is only going to be going here for Grad School, I highly recommend you start renting first and then buy if you decide you want to stay in Jersey.

They are rentals in South Brunswick, Plainsboro, Princeton, West Windsor, and Robbinsville.

You don't want to buy and then get stuck with a house if your future is not set in stone.
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Old 10-18-2009, 05:12 PM
 
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We aren't sure yet if we will be buying a house, but when I was looking on realtor.com, it seemed that everything was 100+ years old, and in sort of run down condition, but I may have been looking in the wrong areas. Are there many rentals available as well in all these areas?
Thanks everyone!
You might consider this Princeton New Jersey Apartments - The Mews At Princeton Junction

They are relatively new, maybe 5 years old, have a short, free shuttle bus ride to Princeton Jct. station where your husband can catch the Dinky into Princeton. The Dinky is a two car train that runs between Princeton Jct. and the University. It will save the expense of campus parking and will be a shorter walk (than from the parking lots) to a lot of the campus buildings.
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