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Esi Armah, Home Buyer in North Bergen, NJ

I am looking for a city in bergen county with excellent school system, and proximity to new york . I prefer a

Asked by Esi Armah, North Bergen, NJ Wed Apr 9, 2008

single family and new construction, Can anyone help? 3 bedroom and 2.5 baths

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There are many towns/boroughs in Bergen County that would serve you and your family well with regard to community, schools, and commuting distance to New York City. I've included online links to valuable information on 2008 rankings for schools in the county and many towns have received special recognition and awards for what they offer. For example, Oakland, NJ was awarded accolades by Business Week Magazine as being one of the Top Fifty Towns To Raise Your Children and the two high schools that serve this community are in the top 25 and top 50 rankings in Bergen County for 2008. The very best way to determine the solution to your question is to obtain both online and offline information, which is readily available. I have a library of information and links on my website. Do your online research with a few of the links I've provided, select a knowledgeable Realtor in the specific areas of interest who have both a strong track record with relocation and transactions in their area of expertise for your actual search process and tours of the towns of interest. Send a few emails to Realtors that serve these areas to see how responsive they are and what type of information they provide you with. Choose the one that appears most knowledgeable and helpful in providing solutions for you. A top Realtor can help you hone in on what community fulfills your needs the best and assist you in finding the best choice in homes for your family and return on investment. Feel free to contact me or post here, should you have any further questions. Good luck to you in your search and may I welcome you to Bergen County, as well - an excellent choice for you!

High School Rankings -2008, by NJ Monthly Magazine (click on link or copy/paste into your browser)

NJ School Report, Bergen County by The State of NJ 2006-2007

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 11, 2008
Waldwick has a great school system and easy transportation to NYC by bus, train, or car. The other advantage is that Waldwick houses are priced significantly lower than those in the immediately surrounding towns of Ridgewood, Ho-ho-kus, Allendale, and Saddle River.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 30, 2008
Umm Fair Lawn is a decent school district but has slipped over the last 10 years for a variety of reasons. It is clearly not the best scholl district in bergen county. While it is very subjective as to "the best school districts" one resource is the NJ magazine rankings. Historically, the best school districts corresponds to the more wealthier towns ie Ridgewood, Tenafly, ramapo (franklin Lakes), Allendale, Ramsey etc..... Unfortuantely, those towns usually have higher home prices and taxes
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 29, 2008
Hi, Esi
The best school system in Bergen county is Fair Lawn.
I own a very nice house in Fair Lawn 15 mintues with the car. my house is 3 mint. walking distance to
train ( NYC)
Close to school and shopping centers,safe, clean town. excellent school system.
Call me for more info
Cell 551-206-3896
email ssoliman1956@yahoo.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 27, 2008
Harrington Park, NJ - blue ribbon schools, small to medium-sized community - excellent.
Check out: http://www.zillow.com/HomeDetails.htm?zprop=37930880
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 27, 2008
Montvale, NJ is always given very high marks for its school system and my kids went to the schools there. excellent SAT scores for high schoolers. Train or bus to midtown, 45 minutes by car. Use Ana Moniz at Coldwell Banker in Ridgewood. Anacl@aol.com.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 26, 2008
I prefer my old neighborhood in Glenwood. I also suggest Englewood, Maywood and Teaneck. However, it would help to know your price rage specifications. Also knowing the approximate square footage needed would make your search easier. Visit me online and look at the properties I have for sale in Berger County.
Web Reference: http://www.NJHomesGuide.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 25, 2008
We have a mgnificent 5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom Colonial with a 21 foot high great room that would meet all your needs. Both bus and train to NYC, Excellent school system. See: http://www.realestateNNJ.com
Call Jay for a private showing 201-576-9632
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 25, 2008
Have you considered the Mid-Hudson Valley, specifically, Westwood, Washington Twp, Hillsdale, Park Ridge, Montvale, etc? Great schools and close proximity to NYC.
Web Reference: http://www.shoookie.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 24, 2008
Hi Esi,
For good stats on schools, check out http://www.greatschools.net
Web Reference: http://www.thegoheens.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 9, 2008
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