There are different residential areas of New Providence depending on your price range. Also as Spring season approaches there will be more homes coming on the market. If you would like more information on the town of New Providence: http://www.newprov.org or for the schools http://www.npsd.k12.nj.us.
I live in Berkeley Heights and my office is in Summit. Let me know if I can send you some listings.
There are some really nice homes on the market right now in New Providence several of which have had price reductions that make them very interesting. Carolyn is right - keep your eyes, ears and nose open so you can detect proximity or exposure to issues such as power lines, train tracks and water. But clear those obstacles and you have found yourself a great community.
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I am a life long resident of Berkeley Heights, which is located right next to New Providence. The answer to your question would depend on your price range. I would be more than happy to provide you with listings in the area and to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact me through my profile here on trulia: http://www.trulia.com/profile/geraldlight/
New Providence is a small borough between Summit and Berkeley Heights. It depends on your price range, Most area in New Providence are very good as long not too close to big road and train track. Murray Hill section is very good for 600k to 800k range. Please contact me if you need farther help.
New Providence covers approx 3.6 square miles connecting Summit to Berkeley Heights. There are currently 34 homes on the market. All areas are lovely, some with more land and country setting as the CountrySide Section of town. You may need to be in close proximity to Rte 78 or easily accessible to the train station. So you may prefer those neighborhoods. Figure out your price range and take a look at all that is available and get a feel for what you and your family like. Have an real estate agent give you a tour of the town.
If you would like help , I work in the area and would be happy to assist you.
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