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Kenneth Alex…, Home Buyer in Brooklyn, OH

I am looking to buyt a condo in riverview terrace in jersey city heights. Is it a safe neighborhood.?

Asked by Kenneth Alexander, Brooklyn, OH Thu Sep 18, 2008

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Hey kenneth, I just moved into riverview terrace last month, the area is very safe compared to other areas of JC. Just a lot of younger kids running around after school. Be warned though that the maintence charge is not what your realtor is telling you it was just raised $100. for the next year in order to take care of some major problems with the building. And 1 owner owns more then 15% of building making it hard to get a loan unless you have at least 20% down. Other then that it is an awesome building! Good luck!
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Yes, the only certain way to get the feel of the neighborhood is to walk around in the evening and on the weekends. Some people are used to the urban feel of the area and are very comfortable at any time of the day. No matter where you go in Jersey City, Hoboken, Manhattan or any large city, the same safely rules apply
Generally, the Downtown Area is considered to be the safest, followed by the Heights and Journal Square. It also depends where you in the Heights, as it differs greatly within couple of blocks. There has been a lot of new developments around the east side by Congress Street. This is the location of the Elevator that brings you down to Hoboken's Light Rail. This area has nice views of NYC and provides a short and easy commute to the big city. I specialize in Jersey City and would gladly take you through the intricacies of the area and get you familiarized. This way have a better idea of where you'd like to be. Please feel free to reach out via email irene.barnaby@gmail.com or my cell 975 885 3961.

Wishing all the best,
Irene Barnaby
Real Estate Specialist
Weichert Realtors
273 Grove St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
973 885 3961 Direct
201 333 4443 Office
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 5, 2008
I would suggest driving the neighborhood during the day and at night to get a feel for the neighborhood.

You can also visit general city data websites like city-data.com to get a feel for information about Jersey City as a whole. Otherwise while "scoping" the area out, start up a conversation with one of your "soon to be" neighbors. Due to the fact that deciding whether a neighborhood is "good/bad" or "safe/unsafe" is more or less subjective, you'll need to do some homework independently to see if it's an area you could see yourself living in.

For City Data visit: http://www.city-data.com/city/Jersey-City-New-Jersey.html

Also, seeking out an agent that predominantly works the Jersey City area, may also be beneficial. With today's tech. options, many agents have websites you can view at your convenience to find out if any agent has a niche market in Jersey City specifically.

Hope all works out and I've helped get you started with your search! If you have any real estate questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Christine Markow
ERA Statewide Realty
Office: (908) 874-7797, ext 519
christine.markow@era.com
http://www.newjerseyhousehunt.com
http://learningaboutrealestate.blogspot.com
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