Are there any areas in South Orange, NJ that should be avoided for a residential home purchase?

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Caroline Gos…, Agent, Short Hills, NJ
Mon Dec 14, 2009
I agree with the realtors who posted below - for being a small town, South Orange has quite a few neighborhoods, all with their own feel and identity. Neighborhood associations are very active in this town and you really have a great sense of community over all.

As for neighborhoods to be avoided, I would just say that it depends on your needs. If you want to be able to walk to town, you may not want to live in the Newstead area. Same goes for commuting, if you don't want to have to take a jitney or drive and park in town to take the train to NYC, there are a few neighborhoods closer to downtown I would have you focus on.

You really can't go wrong - South Orange and Maplewood have so much to offer. I live and work here as well and absolutely love it.

Please reach out if you'd like to discuss further!

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Eric Schwartz, Agent, South Orange, NJ
Sun Dec 13, 2009
Hello,
As the #1 agent in So Orange for the past 5 years ,in single family homes, the answer is NO. The town has many differant communities such as Tuxedo Park, Montrose Park, Newstead etc.
These seperate communities have their own web sites that you can look into. Along w that they have their own Jitneys to and from the NYtrain and town.
Please visit the web sites and call me if would like to visit the area. You also may want to visit Maplewood, the town next door ,so to speak. The towns share the same high school. Also, visit my web site listed below or call me at 973 951 6665 .
Thank You.
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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Sat Dec 12, 2009
Homes are bought and sold all over South Orange on a regular basis. The factors determining where one might buy are: price, style and location of the home within the town. There are no areas to be "avoided".

South Orange village has great shops, restaurants, Cameron Field, and of course, the midtown direct train to the city - a 30 min ride.

From the Montrose section to Newstead, or any other section of town, S. Orange has much to offer.....charm and elegance....... beautiful homes , from Tudors to colonials to Victorians, on large wooded lots.... and a variety of architectural styles............ plus prices for many budgets.

I am a lifelong resident of Essex County, having spent, over the years, many an afternoon shopping or evening dining in South Orange. It is rich with diversity and charm. The new S.O. Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a gem.... with live performances, concerts and movie theater all on one!

It's a town that offers something for everyone!
You'll love it there!


Best wishes............
Debbie Rose
Prudential NJ Properties
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I moved from MYC to south South Orange less than two months ago and I'm completely in love with the area, it is beautiful! So peaceful and serene, I wish I was younger so I could spend more time around here.
There's no other place, I would want to live, but here at South Orange!
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