If the driving time doesn't bother you than it is truly a lovely area. I own a home in that area that I have had rented for sometime now. The tenants love the area and want to stay for a while as they have children and they've told me they feel safe in that particular part of town.
I hope this helps.
If you need any help feel free to let me know.
Here are a couple of websites for that area which you might find helpful:
They have more information about the schools and neighborhoods. My husband is from Clark, NJ, just up the road from you, and while he loves going home to visit, he will be the first to tell you that he loves living in Vegas much more! :)
Hope this helps. Feel free to call on us directly if you have specific questions about the area.
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