For school information see links below.
This area is a huge attraction to NYC commuters - most people commuting specifically try to get in this area. Its very close to the Elizabeth Elmora section.
Home sales in this area Range based on condition.
I have seen homes priced low that need to be renovated Capes at 200k in 2013
and Homes newly renovated at 300 -350k So the range is quite large.
The new construction is going 390,400k+
This area is also very close to the YMCA - They have a great summer program as well.
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There are many lovely neighborhoods and new complexes in this area. Anna is correct that real estate agents cannot give you opinions about what is "safe" and "not safe." We can suggest resources for gathering this information but there is nothing like seeing for yourself and talking to people in the neighborhood.
There are sought after grade schools in Union and you can learn more about schools from sites such as http://www.greatschools.net/ or http://www.twpunionschools.net/
If you would like more infomation or to see some homes in the area, I would be happy to assist. I have sold homes in Union to a number of satisfied buyers.