crime statistics, schools and more. info from county records..
http://www.countrywide.com/purchase/f_reo.asp ...Countrywides REO site, look at their NJ properties for sale.
The above link is from this site which has many links to the Gov. home sales sites and the Bank REO property for sale sites.
This Trulia prices map may help also....http://www.trulia.com/home_prices/New_Jersey/Edison-heat_map/
Good luck , Dunes
Again, it dependds on your price range. If resale value is a major concern, Edison is still a safe bet, especially North Edison (zip code 08820) . Check out Trulia Stats (above) and look at the median sales price stats for 1 and 5 years in Edison and for the specific zip code 08820 to see what I mean.
If it absolutely doesn't have to be a townhome, here is a link to three homes in Woodbrook Corners, a highly desirable single family home development. For resale value, it is walkable to the elementary and middle schools, and has bussing to prestigious JP Stevens HS.
There are several other townhome developments in nearby towns. In Fords, here is a nice development, tucked into it's own cul-de-sac and although they are two bedrooms they have basements and are very affordable.
I would be happy to help you further, just contact me with more specifics and I am SURE we can find you what you need.
The answer also depends on your price range. The prices for currently listed 3 bedrooms townhomes in just Edison and Metuchen range from $228,000 in Edison (built in 1991) to $575,000 (in Metuchen) and not yet built.
Here's a link to those mentioned: http://msx.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r=213528080&s
I specialize in Edison and Metuchen but can help you throughout Middlesex County.
I have under contract a 3 bedrooms /2.5 baths Townhouse in Edison. The Asking price was $299,000.
Below is the link for the property website we created for this Townhouse. You will find there, Virtual tour, Video and more info so you can see what your get for this amount of money.
Edison, Piscataway, Metuchen are very desirable because of the location (45 minutes train from NY Pen Station), close to major highway, school systems, etc...