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R&a, Home Buyer in New Jersey

looking for good school district diversity close to new york city, relocating what areas do you recommend

Asked by R&a, New Jersey Tue Sep 25, 2007

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Rutherford NJ in Bergen County. Blue Ribbon High School and local train staion has you in NYC in 15-20 minutes
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Many of the answers you have gotten are terrific, but the Pascack Valley area of Bergen County is a terrific spot for you. It includes the towns of Emerson, Westwood, Hillsdale, River Vale, Park Ridge, Montvale, Woodcliff Lake, and Old Tappan. Most of these towns are great for commuting to NYC, with busses and trains, great schools and many lovely areas. I am a Realtor specialising in that area, and it would be my pleasure to send you any info you would like. Please email me at and we can start on your reasearch and home search. Please visit my website for links to the local MLS and town and school information. I hope to hear from you .
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Check the dates before you answer these questions. Many of them are long dead and buried.

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I would say Oakland, NJ. However I must admit I am prejudice. I have three children who have attended or are currently attending Oakland Schools and I can not say enough about the education my children have received .Not to mention the dedication of the teachers who I feel have consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty time and again. As a Realtor I am familiar with all of Bergen County. Each area is unique and depending on what you’re looking for you really can't go wrong. However the property values and taxes can be drastically different from town to town. Having an experienced Realtor available to answer questions and guide the way can be invaluable. Feel free to call or email me with any questions you might have or properties you'd like to see. Good Luck!
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But if you're fine with having no diversity with a primarily 99.5% Caucasion population and having no appreciation of different cultures, then that's the town for you.
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You've got some great suggestions so far, but having been raised in NYC and now living in Bergen County NJ, for the past 25 years, I'm going to suggest Bergen County. Each town has its own personality. Some are known for their "downtown area", some for their schools and sports programs for kids, some for their proximity to the highway or to parks. It really depends what you're looking for and your budget. And one of its main advantages is the various ways to commute to NYC, unlike Long Island which is famous for its traffic into town.
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I'd be happy to pass along various options so you can get a better handle on the area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 11, 2007
Glen Ridge, Verona, Wet Caldwell, Millburn -- Property values remain consistent and schools are at the top.
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One of the best school systems in the country - as well an easy commute to NYC is in Ridgewood, NJ. It has a terrific hospital (Valley), is next to Paramus (shopping capital of the world) and is very, very safe. It's not cheap - but is well worth it. Housing stock ranges from the mid 400s to several million. It has a nice cultural mix as well. Commuters can chose from Express bus, local bus, Express and local train service on 2 lines as well as proximity to Route 17 and the Garden State Parkway. Some sections of the town are literally "walk to everything". It is the kind of town where you can park in the (lovely) downtown area and not have to lock your car. It's well worth researching...
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Hello Rita:

I used to live in Mahasset, NY; just outside of Queens in Long Island. This is an excellent area, great community and have wonderful schools.

However, I believe the next town close to the city, Great Neck has even better school. One of the olympic figure skating champion, Sarah Hughes, came from there!

The only thing is both area tent to be pricy as not only there are great schools (a huge part of location), great community (second part of location) and they are also very close to NYC (3rd location)

Of course, you are always welcome to move to Marin County, CA (Could not resist the tempation to mention my town :-))…

Sylvia .
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 25, 2007
Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Marin, CA
The answer will depend on a few other things. Like your price range for one thing. Also, your current style of living and what you would like in a town or community. you might check out River Edge and most of Bergen County. check out this link to a CBS news story about the town I mentioned.

Also feel free to call with any questions anytime. Brett
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 25, 2007
Have you looked in Essex County? What about Maplewood --very good commute--Carolyn Galant 973-610-9472 cell
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