However, I strongly suggest that you select an agent that knows the area and who can show you around. Your agent can help guide you to locate the right area for you.
I am extremely familiar with Somerset as I live in the area and could certainly answer most of your questions or guide you in the right direction.
Best of Luck!
New Jersey Realty, llc
Schools: Hillcrest (best. very good in math & science), Macafee & Franklin (tie in my book). Pine Grove is one of the worst. Basing this on the annual AYP stats. Sampson (5th & 6th) has come up over the last few years and is now doing good. the HS - not good stats - but your kid can succeed if he wants to. I settled on Macafee for both academic and demographic reasons and was very, very, happy with this school.
If you have kids i elementary, you would need to choose a school first, then move into that area. You can call the Board of Ed to check which EXACT address is zoned for which school. They need an exact address though. Or you can have your agent do that.