Edison Manor http://edisonmanor.blogspot.com/
can easily walk to http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&s
Edison Train Station http://edisontrainstation.blogspot.com/
If you are working in Manhattan, you will find the townhouse in Edison Manor very convenient for you and your family.
Edison Manor often sold out, but once in a while there are one or two units came out due to the fact sellers' families looking to move up to buy bigger home http://riverheightsestates.blogspot.com/
Many owners of townhouses at Edison Manor came from Edison Hollow South condos http://raspberryct.blogspot.com/
which is right next to it http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&saddr=106+Merrywood+Dr,+Edison
and also a few minutes walk to Edison Train Station. Families there outgrown their families in 1br or 2br condos yet need to walk to Edison Train Stn to commute to work at Manhattan, Jersey City, Nework ... often found Edison Manor Townhouse the best choice for the families and work commute.
Besides, they may still very close to their friends. Besides, Edison Hollow South is currently sold out, and move up families often able to sell their unit and move up to buy townhouses at Edison Manor. e.g. Venu sold his 1631 Raspberry Ct Edison NJ 08817 and bought a townhouse to move up to at Edison Manor.
This also implies that if years later when your family out grown a gain and you buy a bigger home, your townhouse at Edison Manor will be able to sell very quickly, and your investment can hold the value. So, I would say, it is "very good" to buy a townhouse at Edison Manor under $400,000. If over $400,000, you may want to see what kinds of upgrade they have. Since many wealthy families working at Wall St living in this community, many units got very expensive upgrades.
If you do not need to walk to Edison Train Station to commute to work, you may also consider the neighbor townhouses communities such as Victoria Park at Edison http://victoriaparkatedison.blogspot.com/
and Starpoint at Piscataway http://starpointatpiscataway.blogspot.com/
They both have easy shuttle to Edison Train Station, but not as easy walk to Edison Train Station than Edison Manor.
However, Victoria Park Complex has been very desirable and also with recent renovation, the road, park, playgrounds, tennis courts ...etc all so new so shine. and it is right next to Edison Manor. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&saddr=106+Merrywood+Dr,+Edison
Starpoint at Piscataway townhouses have always been very popular, and the community is like Edison Manor, almost always sold out. e.g. this 296 Pegasus Rd Piscataway, NJ 08854 http://starpointatpiscataway.blogspot.com/2008/07/starpoint-
just sold under attorney review a few days ago, and I know at least two dozens friends who told me planning to buy a townhouse there. It is also not too far from Edison Manor. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&saddr=106+Merrywood+Dr,+Edison