Born and raised in the Suburbs of NJ and ultimately settling into Hudson County for the past 20 plus years affords me the ability to give you both perspectives...
For me to best answer your question I'd need to understand more about your situation..
1. how old are the children?
2. if school age..does public, private and or charter schools matter
3. Are both of you working, and where ?
4. if you are a stay at home mom... what type of activites do you enjoy while the kids are at school?
For example, my family and I settled into the Port Liberte,in Jersey City NJ,(see link below ) for numerous reasons.. In a nutshell... 'Its the closest thing to the suburbs within the city limits" ?
Why do i say that...?
Luxury gated community (PUD Planned Unit Development) ...Properties ranging from 275K one bedroom condos in a mid rise building to 3.8 Million dollar townhouse w dead on NYC views.. "We are so close to the Statue of liberty on a winds days we can see up her skirt"
Two swimming pools, great playground, tennis courts, basketball, full service gym ...the list goes on !
Sean what about commuting to NYC, Airport and or AC ....
To NYC ..
Water Taxi/ ferry in the community takes 18 minutes to NYC
Private shuttle to the Path train
City Bus to The Path Train
Swimming is always an option too..(No one told me about the 8 knot current before signing up for the Liberty Tri)
Airport: 20 minutes to Newark Airport
AC: One of our neighbors takes his boat from the dock behind his house and motors down to Trump Marina for a weekend get away...BTW Trump Marina provides Boat/Room Service
Car Service.. 1.30 minutes
Helicopter from EWR or NYC.. 30 Minutes .. especially nice if the hotel comps this ride
in closing, my wife and two daugthers (3.5 yrs and 9 mths) and toby (the family dog) love the community. We have made incrediable life long friends with our neighbors and other community residents.
As I said " its as close to living in the Suburbs without leaving the city"
Please don't hesitate to call or email me to get the whole scoop!
Best of luck on your search...It would be my honor to help!
Sean T. Shallis
Senior Real Estate Strategist
Weichert Realtors and The Shallis Group
1 Newark St, Hoboken, N.J. 07030
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