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Rt, Home Buyer in New Jersey

We are planning to buy a town house in Edison Glen townhouses, 08837. Can any one tell us if its the safe?

Asked by Rt, New Jersey Sat May 17, 2008

area to live and how good is there maintenance. Also, should I buy in 08837 with bigger living area or North Edison with less living area? Thanks

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You may find that the Licensed real estate agents are not permitted by law to answer this question however they can point you to sources showing local crime statistics.

Perhaps someone living in the neighborhood can hopefully give you an insightful answer.

Good Luck...

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1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat May 17, 2008
I can't believe you are asking this question, every one has a different take and some pass bad information.

Power Lines: They are very far away. Not an issue.
Zip code is 08837, and the schools are James Monroe, Herbert Hoover, and Edison High. School ratings change every year, N.Edison school ratings are not far from south Edison schools.

Edison Glen does have pool and easy commute. The tax rate for this district is lower than, rest of the Edison.

Crime: Few thefts, and most of them because of the carelessness of residents. People don't use deadbolts and leave cars unsecured. Thefts are on ramp all over Middlesex county as per Police. Not sure of other counties. Economy takes the blame, since last 1 year I haven't seen any thefts.

Talk to realtor who knows about the area, cares about client interest and can provide actual details. Always know what you want and the try to match if any community fits your needs.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 20, 2012
I agree with helenslam on all points, I personally don't care for living directly under power lines or near them for that matter however I had lived "near" them before. In new jersey there are not many homes that are "directly under" high tension power lines, utility companies usually own at least 200 feet of the land on each side the power lines run which they must even clear trees from being too close.

Back to the subject; people have claimed links to leukemia, cancer and other mysterious illnesses due to living too close to EMF or electro magnetic fields such as the power lines. I've done some research on this topic online and the finding have been inconclusive as far as concrete proof. By no means whatsoever am I coming to the defense of living near EMF sources, I just want to put all the facts on the table so you can draw your own conclusion based on a little more than just opinion.

Here are a few sources to read up on the matter of the question, Does living near high tension power lines and other (EMF) Electomagnetic Fields cause leukemia, cancer and other diseases?

Please keep in mind under what circumstances and if any actual studies have even occured, are your reading opinion or data and where and how was the data compiled. These are all important factors in any study and it is easy to twist numbers in studies depending on what they were looking for, how the questions are asked, and so on. I've also noticed there have not been any recent studies, most of these appear to be from the 1980's and then the topic pops up every now and again in about 10 year increments.
Just keep all that in mind.
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060802012937AAtGTwB
http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/emf.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_power_transmission
http://www.straightdope.com/columns/070323.html
http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/17/1/1
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,158193,00.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8427647
http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/newton/askasci/1993/environ/EN…
http://www.ehso.com/ehshome/emf.htm
http://newsfromrussia.com/science/2005/06/04/60136.html
http://www.midtod.com/9603/voltage.phtml
A 1995 Study: http://infoventures.com/private/federal/q&a/qa-hlth2.html
http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/realestate/msg021604038…
http://www.leyman.demon.co.uk/06%20Power_Lines.html


Sorry I could not be of much more help in this matter, it has been an ongoing question and concern since the late 1970's and yet nobody has any clear cut answers with proof to date.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 20, 2008
We also considered Edison Glen when we started house-hunting. However, we ruled it out for two reasons: 1) too close to high tension power lines which may increase the risk of leukemia in children and 2) previous environmental problems with the nearby brook (search Google).

For about the same price, you should try Village Point as it has the North Edison Schools (far better than South Edison) and the prices for the two bedroom and three bedrooms are comparable to Edison Glen. Most of the Village Point condo come with a garage, something that Edison Glen does not offer.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 20, 2008
I have a freind/ client who will be listing their 3 bedroom town home in edison glen it even has a finished basement and very well kept and updated home. Let me know if you are interested in seeing it.
According to her it is the most convinient area and is very safe. Call me with any questions you may have.
908-770-5999
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 19, 2008
the outside isn't going to tell you squat about how well the supers are...typically there about 5 supers and one manager who cover Edison Glen, Edison Woods, and the Senior Building...they cover everything from emergencies, snow plowing, major & minor repairs in apartments where tenants reside and they have to clean out, repair, and prepare apartments that are vacated, oh and did I mention they have to take care of the grounds/pool area...my husband once workded there and the guys were great...but now adays...not so much...also the area is 'ok' at best, if u have children move to N. Edison...because Edison High School, Ben Franklin, and Herbert Hoover are the three worse schools...and that is where ur children will have to go...one more thing...Edison Glenn is 08817 not 37, which is 'probably' the worse of Edison...although the townhouses u are referring to are very spacious and beautiful... u get absolutely no amenities...no pool, no actual security, and shoddy schools....and getting in and out of the complex is a hassle because of Route 1 traffic (so don't expect to ever have silence...but the traffic usally starts sounds like a constant rush...almost white noise)...so think of these things..and remember u always get what you pay for...although don't expect North Edison to be perfect, the children in that area like to 'play' gangsta...(in case u didn't know, Edison has a lot of real gangs...but you'll find that in any city)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 18, 2008
My kids went thru the school system at 08817 and really excelled, both earning scholarships to universities. Washington School and TJ much better than Ben Franklin and Hoover, I agree. But reading this review from StMarie makes it sound like my kids were lucky they got out alive!! And this was around the year they were there.
Flag Sat Dec 14, 2013
GO to http://www.bestplaces.net

and enter the appropriate information (like the the zip code). You will be able to find everything you want to know about the area by scrolling down the page from housing info, demographics, crime and weather etc. .
The only way to tell if the maintenance is good it to look at the common areas and the exteriors of the buildings to see if they are well kept and in good repair.
Location and size of the home you eventually buy are an individual preference and also may be based on your buying power. Good luck with your purchase.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 18, 2008
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