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Happyjerseyf…, Home Buyer in New Jersey

Can anyone tell me anything about Warren County, New Jersey (and especially Phillipsburg High School)?

Asked by Happyjerseyfam, New Jersey Sun Jul 27, 2008

We have mostly been concentrating our search in Hunterdon County, but have stumbled across a possibly great match for us just across the border into Warren County. I'd be eager to hear about anything that I need to consider before making a move that direction. Thanks so much!!

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Unfortunately, in NJ we as real estate agents have to be careful about what we say with regard to a community or school district. That's a requirement of the NJ Real Estate Commission.

As for differences from town to town, in NJ there can be huge differences in everything from tax rates to community involvement.

If you'd like to get a better sense of the area try going out on a Saturday or Sunday stop by any community events that might be taking place or drop by some garage sales and talk to residents. If you're involved with a community group or church in the area you live now, ask them for a contact in the Phillipsburg area.

As for the Abbott school districts, yes more money has been allocated but it was mis spent in the past, so only time will tell.

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 30, 2008
Thanks for your input. We haven't moved yet...still working on figuring out exactly where we want to be...for school reasons, as well as travel to work. The current ability to bike to work is a huge plus for us...something that might be a bit tough from Warren County. We'll see. Thanks again!!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 1, 2009
hello, I live in phillispburg nj, I work in Scotch plains, so I am in a large area, phillipsburg is an average town, the school is good, many people have moved out of central jersey and into warren county due to the home prices, as in any town you have your more desirable areas, and less desirable areas, South Main street has struggled to become a thriving main street for years, there has been some improvement and there are a few store/eateries I go to. example the ice cream store at the small park on south main street, and the pizza shop Roccos.
I am a full time realtor, if you would like me to look for any properties I would be glad to send some to you, my cell is 9083428558 , There are a lot of areas in warren county to consider, if depends if you want a big piece of property.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 12, 2014
As Realtors we must be careful about what we say about local schools. I am a resident of Stewartsville and have children in the public schools here.

This website can give you the "report card" for all the local schools. http://education.state.nj.us/rc/

Your question specified Stewartsville. You can find detailed information about the area by visiting the Greenwich Township website at http://www.greenwichtownship.org.

I'd be happy to provide you with a tour of the area and talk to you in detail about the benefits of living here.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 3, 2014
Thanks for the offer! We actually have a fantastic agent (also Weichert) that we are already working with, so we get all of the current/new listings and price changes. She's been a great sport through our very, very slow decision making process. :-)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 1, 2009
Hunterdon County has blue ribbon school systems. What kind of work do you do? Then I will have an idea of there are jobs were you can bike to. What town do you work so I can have an idea of how far you need to travel? Did you check out my website at http://www.JeanVilla.com ? If you click on the JustListed icon and enter your information in, I can email you listings of houses in the price range and other detailed information. Let me know if I can help you. Jean Villa Weichert Realtors 908-319-9556
Web Reference: http://www.JeanVilla.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 1, 2009
Hunterdon County has blue ribbon school systems. What kind of work do you do? Then I will have an idea of there are jobs were you can bike to. What town do you work so I can have an idea of how far you need to travel? Did you check out my website at http://www.JeanVilla.com ? If you click on the JustListed icon and enter your information in, I can email you listings of houses in the price range and other detailed information. Let me know if I can help you. Jean Villa Weichert Realtors 908-319-9556
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 1, 2009
Realtors can point you to school websites but we can't state positive or negatives against them. If you would like a site, let me know. Did you decide to move yet?
Jean Villa, Weichert Realtors 908-319-9556
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 31, 2009
They are building a new Phillipsburg School System and the area is building into a great community - a great affordable area. Just Call Jean Villa - your Neighborhood Specialist on 908-319-9556
Web Reference: http://www.JeanVilla.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 24, 2008
The Phillipburg sending distric has made some very positive changes recently, especially with the new construction in the area! (Wyndham Farms Estates for example) Your best bet is to visit the school yourself and ask a lot of questions. Also, speak with the parents you run into at the school. Perhaps visit a school event and speak with the parents. That will provide the best information.
As I mentioned, I live in Warren County and will be happy to meet with you and help you in your search.
Web Reference: http://www.jeffreyvroom.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 30, 2008
Thanks for the information and the links. I guess that we are familiar with some of the stats that are available online. We were hoping for a little bit more "personal" information, if that makes sense...information based on experience rather than just the numbers. Maybe about the community in general?
We're being told that the population is quite different from Hunterdon County, but feel as if we have to take that with a grain of salt from Hunterdon County folks (snob factor, perhaps?). I'm wondering if it can really be that different just a few miles down the road.
Any concerns about resale (or at least more so than in Hunterdon County)?
The status as an Abbott district...is that something that we should be concerned about? Our kids are still young, but we're still uncertain. Do those sort of classifications change with any frequency? Any anticipated change as a result of approval for the new high school funding?
Thanks again!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 29, 2008
Hi!
I live in Warren County and love it! I too was looking in Hunterdon County until I found out about Warren County. A lot more bang for your buck, beautiful scenery, good schools, and plenty of recreation. I've been here since 1999 and will be here until I retire! Feel free to contact me, I'll be able to answer all your questions.
email; jeffreyvroom@yahoo.com web; http://www.jeffreyvroom.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 28, 2008
Phillipsburg is an Abbott School district. For info on the HS use this website http://www.pburg.k12.nj.us/
For information the Abbott School districts throughout the state go to http://www.state.nj.us/education/abbotts/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 28, 2008
The school ISD would provide you stat's reference to the High School. Check Trulia stat's trends for additional information. Direct link of a website could assist you. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_County,_New_Jersey

http://www.lynn911.com http://www.homes-for-sale-dallas.com
Web Reference: http://www.lynn911.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 27, 2008
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