Colonia is considered by most people as the most desirable section of the ten in that it is almost entirely residential, except for a small shopping area on either side of Inman Avenue. Located in the northernmost section of the township, Colonia has a large variety of single family homes, including the very upscale "Estate Section", with most homes on minimum 1+ acre lots and many priced at well over the a million dollars. However there are many homes much more reasonably priced with the majority in the $370,000 to $500,000 range.
The school system in Woodbridge ranks very high in the state, and test results and the % of students moving on to 2 and 4 year colleges is very high. While neighboring towns like Metuchen and Edison are seen by some as "higher rated", that is a somewhat subjective judgment and often a topic for debate. There are 3 High schools in the Township, Woodbridge HS, Colonia HS and JF Kennedy (Iselin) that serve the students of the 10 sections of the towmship. Crime is very low in the township, and the Woodbridge Township Police force is highly regarded.
As a 35 year resident of the Colonia section of Woodbridge, I know the area well and have had both my sons educated in the township school system. They both have moved on to successful college achievements and great work careers.
I hope this answer helps anyone thinking of moving to any of the sections of Woodbridge Township.
Woodbridge, Iselin, Colonia, Avenel are all part of Woodbridge and share municipal services. You get the feel of a small town with the services of a big town.
Colonia has an "estate" section with very pricey homes but most of the town is affordable. Good luck with your home search. Jim
- Colonia is NOT as good as Princeton or North Edison. Not a top rank town.
- Colonia seems to be a little better than Piscataway or Woodbridge (Colonia is an area inside twp of Woodbridge, there is another woodbridge area in twp of woodbridge).
- South Edision seems to be a little bit than Colonia.
North Edison, South Edison, Piscataway, Colonia, Iselin, Metuchen, Metropark, woodbridge or middlesex are very close to each other. It may worth to look at them all together. (The expensiver place has better school, You can get a house from 300-400k, but it will be a big difference on the size of the house you are getting.)
I am not a realtor, so I can give my personal opinion... Very personal opinion... I can be wrong.
I covered the Central NJ where the towns you mentioned are located. As Susan mentioned, by law I can't discuss how safe an area may neither about the school system since these are public information. I can provide you more information about the area by contacting via email at ElizaJacome@AbsoluteERA.com
or by cell 732-690-4673. I will be glad to assist you with your real estate need in CentralNJ.
Schools wise, they are very good too. Another town nearby is Piscataway, the schools are very good too, especially they got two blueribbon schools recently. but Piscataway mostly has houses under $650,000, so if that price range is what you are looking for, there are many great ones as you can see ... http://cnj.craigslist.org/search/rfs?query=piscataway+stn+ju
As a realtor we are not allowed by law to discuss how safe an area may or may not be. You can do several searches yourself to check things out. If you visit my website I have an commununity link. Why would you want to move from sunny AZ? I have a second home in the Casa Grande area.I love the weather in AZ. If your heading for NJ hope your ready to have snow and cold temp. I'm trying to get back out to your warm weather. :)
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