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michelle.bob…, Home Buyer in 07054

Affordable towns w/good schools and easy access to highways, restaurants, shopping?

Asked by michelle.bobier, 07054 Mon Dec 3, 2012

Looking to live in central/north NJ

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Michelle,

Depending on the size of the home you are looking for, and the price range, central NJ has a lot to choose from whether it's a single family home or a condo.

Of all the areas there is Metuchen, which has only one elementary, middle and high school ranked very well, a great walkable "downtown", it has a train station to NY, and is close to Route 1, the GSP, the Turnpike, and Route 287.

There is also New Providence and Berkeley Heights, which also have high ranking school systems (According to the NJ school reportcard) as well as train stations to NY, and are close to Route 78 and Route 22, which take you to Rt 287 and the GSP and other major highways.

I work in all these areas (plus others) and would be happy to speak to you to determine your needs and match you up wioth a town that meets them.

Feel free to give me a call at 908-675-0167 or email me at PruMarynj@aol.com for a no obligation discussion. :)
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Hi Michelle,

I just happened to search for my client, who has exactly the same criteria for his house as you do. There are a lot of very nice places in Livingston, West Orange and Springfield. Let me know if you want me to send you some links.

Best Regards,
Armin
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 5, 2012
Michelle, I was able to find several homes around your $400k-ish budget in areas that
matches your criteria. So your real estate goals are do-able!

If you would like to discuss your options, my contact information is below.


Laquita Baez
Licensed NJ and GA Realtor
Weichert Realtors
973.687.7095
lbaez@weichert.com
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Much will depend on your price range, but I would add a few gems in Union, Morris and Somerset Counties including Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Scotch Plains, Long Hill Township, Basking Ridge, Warren, and Bridgewater. Of those, Basking Ridge and Bridgewater have the greatest number of choices across the pricing spectrum, including single family homes, condos and townhomes.

I can assist you in any of these communities and help you consider them in parallel.

Best,
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service, Unsurpassed Results
Web Reference: http://www.FeenickHomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 5, 2012
Hi Michelle

I would recommend Nutley, Fairlawn, Woodland Park, Lyndhurst
let me know if I can help you in Bergen,Essex or Passaic county
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 4, 2012
Hi Michelle,
Check out Parsippany-Troy Hills Twp and Whippany. Good schools/highway access/low taxes!

Let me know if you want me to send you a few listings with more info.

ARMIN LUSINYANTS
E-mail: alusinyants@weichert.com
Cell: 917-626-9420
http://www.MoveOutorInwithArmin.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 3, 2012
By affordable, I would say 400K, give or take. While I love towns like Westfield, Montclair, and Summit, my research tells me there aren't many homes there in my price range (unless I want a very tiny home that needs tons of work). I will check out some of the other towns mentioned here. Thanks everyone for your help!
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Little Falls fits your criteria very well.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 3, 2012
I would throw in Hopewell Boro and Pennington Boro. Compared to NYC Princeton is affordable and very nice. Again as stated affordable is relative. You may want to actually tell us what you consider affordable.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 3, 2012
Hi Michelle,

It all depends on what you would consider to be affordable? You can check for the real estate prices on trulia.

http://www.trulia.com/home_prices/New_Jersey/

This link should help in determining the tax rates by County and Municipality:

http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/lpt/taxrate.shtml

And for the schools:
http://njmonthly.com/articles/towns_and_schools/top-new-jers…

Let me know if I could be of any further assistance.
Good luck!

ARMIN LUSINYANTS
E-mail: alusinyants@weichert.com
Cell: 917-626-9420
http://www.MoveOutorInwithArmin.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 3, 2012
Hi michelle.bobier,

I'm not sure what you personally would consider to be affordable or what is your budget,
but I can throw out a few cities like Summit, Maplewood, Millburn, Westfield, Glen Ridge,
Cranford and Livingston- just to name a few based on schools, commutability and convenience to downtown areas or local avenues for restaurants and shopping.

But to narrow your options down and to best advise you, I would need a bit more info from you
as far as budget and other important factors or criterias you may have regarding your future home.

I am open to discuss your housing needs further if you'd like.

Laquita Baez
Licensed Realtor in NJ and GA
Weichert Realtors
973.687.7095
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 3, 2012
I had to correct my web address. http://www..4homeconnection.com. Sent from my IPhone. 908-591-5507
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 3, 2012
There are a couple of towns in central/north NJ, with affordable housing,good schools and easy access to highways,it depends on your price range ,age of your children and style of the house. I would suggest : Millburn,Short Hills,Livingston,summit,New Providence,Berkeley Heights,,,,,please visits my website http://www.4heconnection.com. you will find a lot of helpfull information.Good luck in your search.
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