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Cherish, Home Buyer in Mountainside, NJ

School district in Mountainside, NJ

Asked by Cherish, Mountainside, NJ Wed Jan 13, 2010

I am looking to commute into NYC and am considering Mountainside. Currently, Mountainside shares its high school with Berkeley Heights. How does this work? Can this change say 15 yrs down the road, if Mountainside gets its own high school (also - how likely is that). Would you know how Mountainside elementary schools compare to towns like Summit, New Providence and Berkeley Heights.
Also, how safe is the town in general? Is it on par with these towns? Any good/not so good areas?

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Marvelous Mountainside a strong community with affordable taxes. The overall design of the Community is winding tree lined street creating a lovely environment. The community is built along the ridge of the Watchung Reservation Park and one of the highest elevations from the shoreline. A view to the New york City skyline is beautiful and can be seen from a unobstructed view in the Park Area. The Elementary Schools Deerfield and Beechwood are among the best and the High School of Governor Livingston in Berkeley Heights has a wonderful reputation and high accredited. A good solid foundation here to live your life
http://www.welcomehomewithsusan.com http://www.njhomehoswcase.com more info and for school reports
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat May 14, 2011
Cherish,
Governor Livingston is the regional high school that services Mountainside. A portion of your property taxes goes to the high school as does a portion of the property taxes in Berkeley Heights. It is highly unlikely that Mountainside will try to get its own high school due to the cost involved adn also due to the fact the population in the town is not expected to grow substantially.
If you want to compare schools in Mountainside with other towns here is a website that has info on nearly all the schools in the state;

http://education.state.nj.us/rc/

I have been working in the Mountainside are real estate market for over 20 years so if you would like to use my experience and experise in the pruchase of your next home feel free to contact me at c21newbeg@aol.com. Good luck!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 13, 2010
Do some of your own homework first--real estate professionals are prohibited from enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods. Call, visit or research schools online--ask about test scores, special programs, etc. As far as safety is concerned, your best source of information is the police department, why not call or visit, ask all your questions, they'll gladly answer--you'll be happy to have heard all the information firsthand. To get a sense of belonging, why not take some time and drive through the neighborhoods more than once and at different times of day--see if your comfort level can be reached. Keep in mind opinions are just that and what may be good for one is not necessarily the case for another. Again do some of your own homework first and take it from there.

Anna
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 13, 2010
Hi Cherish,

I live and do real esate in the area. The area is beautiful and very sought after.The high school is top rated (actually last year was ranked #1 in Union County). If you go to my website http://www.coldwellbanker.com/lisette.guzman

click buying your home
then school information

You can pull a wealth of information, like statistics on college acceptance,AP courses, class size etc. and you can find this info on ANY town in NJ.

Good luck and if you want more info feel free to contact me.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 13, 2010
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