I have lived in this particular area since 1985 and am very familiar with it. I'm not quite sure what your wife's co-workers are referring to when they mention people in this area being "hicks". If you have been looking in this area, I am sure that you can see it is generally a high-priced market area........so where the "hicks" comment comes from is beyond me.
Clinton, Readington, Bridgewater, Basking Ridge.....these towns are all convenient to Route 78. They are largely comprised of younger families, such as yourself. Shopping is plentiful in all of these areas and the Liberty Village Outlets are in nearby Flemington. There is a multitude of day care options available from standard "in-home" daycare to much pricier "Montessori School". Feel free to call me at: 908-268-2124 or e-mail me at: email@example.com... more