The Millburn School district has been continually top rated and ranks # 1 in the state. So if that is your priority, I would encourage you to start your search here. My office is in Short Hills and I'd be happy to give you an area tour and show you what is available in your range.
Other options might be Summit, but the commute would be slightly longer.
Call me at (973) 985-6117 and we can discuss your options.
Millburn / Short Hills
Hope this helps!
Coldwell Banker Short HIlls Office
Cell. 609 802 3074
TFirst off Nancy I am sorry to hear about the divorce, I hope your life will be great in the future. There are many things to consider from what I am reading, schools, price, commute and lifestyle for you and your child(ren). Research will be important for you on this. There are a few towns here in Essex county that have great schools. The question I guess I would ask is how long, time wise, do you want to be commuting to Brooklyn?
Please call or e-mail me if there are any questions that you have or that I can send you more information so that you can make the BEST informed decision for this move.
Hope to hear from you soon,
Robert C Stern
Weichert Realtors - Livingston
If you care to read my blog on the subject, feel free. Its obviously my opinion, but it is based on personal experience.
As an agent, I can't express an opinion on a particular school system. As a former student, I have no problem doing just that.