Growing but still afforadable areas outside of New York City?

Asked by Mt, Sat Jul 21, 2007

We maybe moving to New York state with my husband commuting to Manhattann (no more than an hour). We don't know where to begin to start researching towns to possibly live in. Any advice on what towns to check out or areas to avoid? We have small children so we are looking for a town with good schools, but still affordable.

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Deborah Madey, Agent, Brick, NJ
Sat Jul 21, 2007
You can consider Connecticut, Long Island, Staten Island, Westchester County, Northern NJ, or Central NJ. Our brokerage firm covers northern NJ and central NJ. I am now a resident of Monmouth County, and could live anywhere. Prior to living here, I lived briefly in Connecticut, spent many years in Southern CA, and have my roots in the midwest. I will share with you a bit about Monmouth and I am sure you will hear from others about other communities.

Monmouth County, New Jersey is where the Jersey Shore begins, consists of 53 towns and boasts miles and miles of beaches, boardwalks and shorelines. The expansive parks and recreation system provide countless opportunities for all ages and all interests. Monmouth County is home to many horse farms dotting the picturesque landscape. Red Bank is a town of 12,000 that sits at the head of the Navesink River and serves as a regional “downtown” center with shopping, theaters, coffee houses, and restaurants. The waterfront park is home to several events including the Jazz Festival, Movies in the Park, and a spectacular 4th of July Fireworks show. Throughout the county, you can take your pick among the many shopping centers, malls, and the like. You will find a vast range of housing choices and pricing. A link below will help your with housing information.

We have many residents who have moved here from Northern NJ, NYC and Westchester County. Where in NYC your husband will influence your choices for where you want to live. Ferry transit time is 40 minutes to downtown NYC and 55 minutes to midtown. Commuting to the city by train or car will at the one hour mark and exact time will vary by time of day. Transportation links found at the end of this post.

We have a relo package that we can snail mail to you if you think you would like to learn more. Simply call or email us with your mailing address.

Deborah Madey - Broker
Peninsula Realty Group, Inc.
New Jersey
(800) 973-5855 (732) 530-7755

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Housing: The link will take you to a page letting you search Northern NJ, Middlesex County, as well as Monmouth County.…

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Alternate ferry info - (Belford, NJ to NY)

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Robin Lynch, , Westchester County, NY
Sun Aug 5, 2007
If you choose Westchester County, Metro North runs 3 trains lines into Grand Central Terminal. They are the Hudson, the Harlem and the New Haven lines. You can check the metro north website for commuting times into Manhattan.

Robin Lynch
NYS Licensed Realtor
Century 21 Wolff
White Plains, NY
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