Immediately next door from Little Silver is Red Bank and Shrewsbury. Red Bank has a great downtown with lots of excellent restaurants and shopping, and Shrewsbury has a great little shopping mall called "The Grove".
You can take the train (NJ Transit's North Jersey Coast Line) into NYC from either Little Silver or Red Bank.
Hope this helps!
Leonard â€œLenâ€ Dunikoski, GRI
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The other towns that would meet with these requirements are Montclair,Summit, Madison, Morristown and Chatham.
While the taxes are a bitter pill to bear, you are paying for proximity for the city (28 minutes for Maplewood)
There are more restaurants in Summit, Montclair and Morristown that the other towns and the home prices are higher
What price point are you looking at?
Spring Lake, Sea Girt, Manasquan. Prices will range from $500K to $11MM.
The schools are small and excellent, taxes are low and the train ride is just about an hour, maybe a bit longer depending on the time of year.
Towns are family friendly and very safe, too. Most are one square mile and everyone pretty much knows everyone else! Plus, you can walk or ride your bike to the beach! Life is good!
With the combo requirement (9K tax, good schools, 1 hour to NYC) in mind, I would recommend the following towns: Summit, Chatham, New Providence, Livingston.
....but than again, it will depend on your price range as well.
Best of luck,
In Bergen county, you may want to check out Fairlawn, Teaneck, Paramus, Waldwick, and Wyckoff. Again older homes that may need some modernization, will be the ones with lower taxes. There are 2 train lines into NYC, bus lines and an easy drive.
Elite Realtors of NJ
Well, to start with - knowing your price range would be helpful - number of bedrooms/baths, etc.
The taxes "under $9000" may or may not work, depending on the town, but without knowing your price range, I really can't say.
Lots of towns to choose from such as:
Millburn/Short Hills (but need at least $650,000++ as an entry price range), Maplewood, S. Orange, W Orange, Chatham, Madison, Summit............all offer the Midtown Direct train to Manhattan (no changing trains in Newark).
Livingston offers a direct bus into the city, or a local jitney service to the direct train, and would have more variety in price ranges....and possibly slightly lower taxes as compared to, say W. Orange or Maplewood.
Please feel free to reach out to me as I would be happy to help guide you and offer some suggestions. I have lived and worked in this area my entire life, so I can really help you pinpoint your options.
My website has a number of links with town information you might find useful!