I hope you have found a realtor here in the West Essex Community since your last post of 4/22/2012.
I can understand your need of direction comming from the Bronx ;) I actually lived in Washington Heights for 3 Years, near the Inwood section... wow do I miss Arthur Avenue :(
Living in NJ now for 8 years, I am extensivley involved in the community, educational infrastructure, Endowment for Education and other social / recreational activities which can truly help formulate a fair sense of direction to help guide you in your search.
Please visit - http://www.prudentialnewjersey.com/judith.dias
I know of a very private town house end unit in North Caldwell... It's convenient to train, bus, shopping. Please feel free to call me directly if I could help you in your search.
Best wishes & kind regards,
Judith Amorim Dias
I relocated from Bergen County (which is beautiful) because I wanted to live at the beach. In Southern Monmouth County we have beautiful beaches, friendly communities, and housing prices to fit most budgets.
You could consider Red Bank or even Manasquan. Just depends on what your needs are.
To help you with your search, you can go to my website (below) and search the entire Monmouth and Ocean County MLS or if you prefer to search from your phone, just text dianeg to 87778 and upload my free mobile ap.
Essex County is a great place to live and has so much to offer. As others have asked, what are your needs? Are you looking for a one bedroom or more? Is one bathroom sufficient or more? What is your price range? Are you looking for the simplicity of one floor living or more of a townhouse layout? Amenities - gym, tennis, pool?
Trying to choose a town, area and/or neighborhood can seem overwhelming when moving to a new area. So...what would make a town - the best town for you? Is the school system important? Even when moving without kids - pay attention to the school systems - it can affect resale value in the future; do you need to commute? If yes, do you prefer bus or rail? What is the crime rate? Do you want to live in a walkable place?
Another important factor is financing. Will you be using FHA financing? If yes, you should know that not every complex is FHA approved. What are the monthly association fees and what do they include?
Feel free to check out my website focusing on Essex County Real Estate and the 22 amazing towns of Essex County, including the Best Places to live in rank order: http://www.GinaChiricoRealEstate.com and check out the Walk Score if any address in Essex County: http://ginachiricorealestate.com/EssexCountyTowns.html#WalkScore
Be sure to read Choosing an Essex County town that's best for you: http://ginachiricorealestate.com/Your_Best_Town.html
.....Whatever your real estate needs are and whatever your price range is, there's a home for you in Essex County that fits your lifestyle and pocketbook.
Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
973-575-6353 ext 17 Office
As always, Essex County Real Estate at its BEST!
If you would like some suggestions of towns that would suit a single professional woman from NYC, feel free to call or email me.
Sloan Berman, Sales Associate
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
242 Bellevue Ave.
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043