My name is Robert Gaffney from Mountain Resort Properties, Inc. I know exactly what you mean. I to have lived in Jersey City many years ago, as well as West New York, Guttenberg, Union City and North Bergen, but for the last five years I've been living in Sussex County. It is obviously a different experience for someone that has lived in these types of areas, but the payoff is, better school systems, better living environment and much safer that living in a busy urban area. Although, Fredon is a suburban area, it is close to Newton, not far from route 80 and most of the ammenities that are in a busy area like Jersey City, but not as congested and much friendlier people.
Of course, you won't have the ease in commuting like you have in Journal Square where you can get on a bus practically any time of the day or night, but you'll be able to enjoy your surroundings while knowing you're providing a better living environment for your child. That's why I moved out here.
If you'd like some help in finding a home in Fredon just give me a call or e-mail me.
Thanks and good luck.
Mountain Resort Properties, Inc
Robert Gaffney - Sales Associate
3 Wild Turkey Way
Hardyston, NJ 07419
Cell - (570) 228 9126
Maybe you have already made your decision but I just came across your question and must add my comments! For background, I live in Stillwater which is a neighboring town to Fredon. I love this area and all that it has to offer. There is plenty to do and many places to explore with the family. Like you said, you will miss having anything and everything at your fingertips but I think you will adjust. I did live in a very urban area in Colorado and still miss the conveniences everyday but I love the beauty and open space here in Sussex county. Wouldn't trade it for anything. Happy house hunting :)
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