I forgot to mention that South Brunswick consists of Three(3) Towns- Kendall Park (zip code 08824), Monmouth Junction(zip code 08852) and Dayton (08810).
Dayton(08810) is close to NJ Turnpike Exit. Also, there is a huge NYC Park-N-Ride very close to Dayton on Route 130. Also, Jersey Ave Train Station is rougly 15 minutes away from Dayton.
I think South Brunswick will be a good option for you. Schools are good, Close to NJ Turnpike Exit 8. So, Close to Philadelphia. South Brunswick was ranked 22nd Best Places to Live in Nation in 2011 per CNN. If you want to stay a little North of South Brunswick, I recommend North Edison and Metuchen.
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I am a resident of Edison since 1983 and VERY familiar with the town and surrounding areas. I would be happy to just speak to you in more detail about what you really want/need.
In the meanwhile, there are numerous towns with a decent commute and good schools. For school information check out http://education.state.nj.us/rc/
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Unless you have other reasons for staying in NJ we think you should consider Bucks County. It is an easy commute to Philly. Check out the Pennsbury and Council Rock School Districts. There are plenty of affordable homes in either district. As an added bonus taxes and insurance are lower.
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