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Old 01-09-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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Hi,

We are looking at a house in Piscataway, by Harold Pl and Quincy St. We are first time home buyers, we've checked the ratings for the schools in Piscataway and we like them. Our biggest concern is that in some of the postings, it has been said that the Arbor Section is the least desirable area in Piscataway because of the proximity to Plainfield. We don't want to make a move to an area that will affect the resale value of our house. We'll appreciate someone who is familiar with the Arbor area to give us personal insight.

Thanks!

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Old 01-09-2010, 11:04 AM
 
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I'm not familiar with that neighborhood specifically, but Plainfield is pretty bad in terms of crime (significantly higher crime rate than East Orange for comparison). Anyway, no matter what town you are considering, if it borders a bad area it's going to be tough on resale.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:25 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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At the risk of being called racist, Arbor has transformed from a white working class neighborhood to a largely black working class neighborhood. Arbor is adjacent to Plainfield which does have a problem with drug dealers and according to the local newspapers a gang problem. A lot of working class blacks live in Plainfield but it also has a large welfare population.
If that kind of situation is not a problem then take a look at Arbor.
I have owned property in Piscataway so I am not just blowing smoke.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:38 AM
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Hi,We are looking for new construction homes in central NJ and came across new home community, which is being built now- called flower farm. Its in the arbor section of piscataway; on new brunswick ave between s. washington ave and clinton ave. We are first time home buyers, we like the homes that are being built but are not sure how the area is around there. What I have read online is that arbor area in piscataway is least desirable and that the re-sale value of a home will also be affected if we buy a house there. Is it true???
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:49 PM
 
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The arbor section is fairly large and borders more than just Plainfield. We have lived here 26 years and raised our 5 children here. We are working class whites. We have lots of black and Latino neighbors, as well as mixed marriages.We get along quite well. The neighborhood is going back to young families now, so it is quite nice. Not ritzy, but nice. We are pretty close to plainfield, but not on the "other" side of Clinton Ave. If you are interested in a house in this area, go see it. If there are bars on the windows and lots of run down homes, you're in the wrong place.
Several of our neighbors recently moved(retired) and the houses sold quickly and for at or above asking price.
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:04 PM
 
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The arbor section is fairly large and borders more than just Plainfield. We have lived here 26 years and raised our 5 children here. We are working class whites. We have lots of black and Latino neighbors, as well as mixed marriages.We get along quite well. The neighborhood is going back to young families now, so it is quite nice. Not ritzy, but nice. We are pretty close to plainfield, but not on the "other" side of Clinton Ave. If you are interested in a house in this area, go see it. If there are bars on the windows and lots of run down homes, you're in the wrong place.
Several of our neighbors recently moved(retired) and the houses sold quickly and for at or above asking price.
That is excellent advice for the OP, who posted his/her question 8 1/2 years ago...
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:03 PM
 
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Welcome to Piscataway. I know one area that definitely effects resale value. The border between Piscataway and Plainfiled is not that safe for family with kids.
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:14 PM
 
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Welcome to Piscataway. I know one area that definitely effects (sic) resale value. The border between Piscataway and Plainfiled (sic) is not that safe for family with kids.
Aren't you just a bit late with that welcome, in light of the fact that the questions about Piscataway were asked 8 1/2 years ago?

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