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Dianna, Home Buyer in New Jersey

i am looking to purchase in a nice town near the city 30 minutes or less. Is Bogota a family friendly town?

Asked by Dianna, New Jersey Tue May 6, 2008

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No one will tell you that any town is NOT family friendly. So make your own judgement by visiting neighborhoods, schools, the downtown, etc.
Web Reference: http://www.marcpaolella.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue May 6, 2008
Real estate agents will tell you whatever you want to hear to make a sale. Therefore it is a conflict of interest to ask them. Open your eyes. I know Bogota. It is a typical NJ town, corrupt politics, mayor, the usual. But worse in the case of Bogota. Taxes are way too high, and yet schools are among the worst in the nation. High rental population. Average per capita income is relatively low. But don't take my word for it, do your homework.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 19, 2014
More: Bogota is full of foreclosures. Deadbeats who don't pay their mortgage. Including members of the town council. The Mayor of this depressing town is Tito Jackson. I kid you not. http://www.northjersey.com/news/Bogota_mayor_resigns_cites_bitter_political_climate_on_borough_council.html
Flag Sun Jan 19, 2014
Absolutely! I have sold over 100 homes in Bogota, and am impressed by the friendliness of the residents, the pride they take in their properties, and how they look after one another. Over the past 5+ years, many younger couples with children have moved into Bogota, and they are adding vibrancy to this quaint town. These parents also actively participate in the schools and their community. Centrally located, Bogota is minutes from all major highways, and also has the convenience of bus service to New York City. All of the wonderful colonials built in the 30's are being renovated, and this mile square little town is in gentrification.

Take a look around the town. The prices are reasonable, and it's a desirable area. Give me a call!

Ann Santee
Vice President/Broker Associate
Mark DeLuca Realtors
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 9, 2009
yes, Bogota is a family/friendly town, one of my best friends lives there. commuting is easy enough buses go directly to the city 30 minutes or less. Schools are excellent, my friends sons both granduated from the High School and are dentists today. You will be minutes away from some of the best malls in New Jersey.
Without a doubt you will love living in Bogota.

Good Luck
Dianne Mitchell
RE/MAX Wyckoff, New Jersey
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 29, 2008
Very much so. You have a couple of choices in the area, depending on price. Bogota, Teaneck, Ridgefield Park, Leonia are all nice towns. Good schools, great rec programs for kids, nice pocket parks and affordable housing. I would be happy to help you in your search, please give me a call at the Coldwell Banker/Teaneck office!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 28, 2008
HI Dianna,
I own a House in Fair Lawn, bergen county, about 15 minutes driving to the city , very close to Rt. 4, also close by train station, 3 minutes walking distance, its brand new house , 3 floors,4BR,3.5 bath and 2 kitchen.
Fair Lawn is much better than Bogota, Safe, clean , School system is excellent
Please call me for more info
Cell 551-206-3896
email: ssoliman1956@yahoo,com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 27, 2008
I'm not sure why you selected Bogota, however there are many family friendly towns in Bergen County, with terrific school systems. I would highly advise you to seek a professional Realtor to guide you through your search, rather than second guess.
Dianne Mitchell-Satriano
Web Reference: http://DianneMitchell.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 7, 2008
Dianna, a large proportion of the people living in Bogota live in families, but that said -- it's important that you look at and research the town some to ensure it's the right fit for you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 6, 2008
Hi Dianna, Marc is right about driving through the towns, etc. Bogota is a very small town just south of Teaneck and east of Hackensack, very good proximity to NYC transportation (as is Teaneck) with about 10,000 residents. It's one of the communities that has a good variety of moderate-priced homes (mostly colonials) and a one-block center of town, also multi-generation families (grown kids stay or move back and raise their families close to grandparents, etc.). I am very familiar with it and surrounding comunities, let me and my team help you!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 6, 2008
Yes it is and you should come out and see it for yourself. If you would like to get started with this process, please give me a call so I can better assist you with information about towns and homes that fit your needs. I can be reached directly at 201-615-1113.
Web Reference: http://www.BrettAnastos.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 6, 2008
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