Hi. I work in NYC and we are looking into purchasing townhouse or renovated one family house. We currently

Asked by Cathy, NJ, bergan county Fri Jan 9, 2009

live in Leonia, NJ which is a great NYC commuter town. What other towns are in Bergan county will meet the following creterias?
1. great school sys
2. conveninet NYC bus sys (commute in to the NYC should be no more than 30 min)
3. safe and newer affordable townhouses/homes?

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Voices Member, , Benton County, OR
Sat Jan 10, 2009
Cathy, You might enjoy doing a little research on Bergan county this way, it takes a little time but will give you access to information based entirely from public records...you can compare it with any other info you get ..

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Vita Strakhm…, , 07446
Sat Jan 10, 2009
Cathy, Mahwah, Wstwood, and Fair Lawn also answer to most of your requirements, but as Marc pointed out, the commute to NYC would be around an hour, and best bet would be Fort Lee, Edgewater, or surrounding towns. May be you could take some time to drive around, "kick some tires" and see which neighborhood you prefer, and possibly rethink your requirements. Good luck and do not hesitate to contact me, if you need any assistance.
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Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Fri Jan 9, 2009
Hi Cathy, Can't help you in Bergan County but if your search shifts to Somerset, Union, Morris, Essex or Middlesex Counties, let me know. My husband and I moved out from the city 15 years ago - I commuted in for 10 years and he continues to commute in to this day. There are so many wonderful communities in NJ - if you find yourself expanding your search area to include any of these counties, please reach out to me.

Jeannie Feenick
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Marc Paolella, Agent, Succasunna, NJ
Fri Jan 9, 2009
Hi Cathy,

There are some great towns and school districts that I'm sure you are familiar with (Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus), but your 30 minute limit will preclude them. You really have to stay close to the Hudson River to achieve that sort of commute. Fort Lee, Englewood Cliffs, and Edgewater might be some good options. I know of a nice townhome with a finished basement located within a very short walk to the train station, but it is farther up the line.

If you can stretch it to 45 minutes or so, more suburban options open up. If you have some more questions call or e-mail anytime!


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