We are interested in Franklin Lakes,Nj for our first home. New construction, 1.3-1.4. How is the public?

Asked by Karen, New Jersey Wed Dec 12, 2007

school system (kindergarten) and commute to NYC? Interested in Bergen County in general.

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Fortunato Ca…, Agent, Ridgewood, NJ
Tue Feb 26, 2013
Get home sale info on Franklin Lakes and market conditions on Franklin Lakes at http://www.bergencountyhomesearcher.com/guide/Franklin_Lakes
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Pamela Stets…, Agent, Mahwah, NJ
Wed Apr 30, 2008
In addition, I am working with several area builders and have opportunities in ORADELL, Rio Vista in Mahwah, Fardale in Mahwah, Upper Saddle River and in Ridgewood. I have the floor plans and there are many others, too numberous to list. Contact me and I can have info/plans emailed to you.
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Pamela Stets…, Agent, Mahwah, NJ
Tue Apr 29, 2008
Hi Karen ---
Franklin Lakes and the surrounding areas are terrific! Most schools in Bergen County are great as well. Nearby Mahwah ( bordering FL) has just been sited at THE BEST place to Live in Bergen County by NJ Monthly Magazine based on a variety of factors including schools, taxes, homeprices, etc. And, nearby Oakland was also sited in the top 50 best locations by Money Magazine so...you would do well to look in and around Franklin Lakes to get the most for your money and what exactly suites your particular needs. If you have an questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. I live and work in the area and I am happy to help you find your new home. Here is a post from my relocation BLOG that may help click

http://activerain.com/blogsview/400090/Thinking-of-Living-In
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Becky Boomsma, Agent, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Sat Apr 26, 2008
The school in Franklin Lakes are exceptional and highly ranked Many families move here just for the schools and calm, grounded lifestyle. Here are two links where you can find great information on the schools , test scores, and community: http://www.BeckyBoomsma.com and http://www.greatschools.net/modperl/go/NJ. Each town in this area has it's own elementary school district. However, the high school system, The Ramapo Regional HS District (Ramapo and Indian Hills High Schools), is shared between Franklin Lakes, Oakland, and Wyckoff. The schools and communities also have terrific recreational programs for children. You would be hard pressed to find better schools, wonderful community, ,and area to live in - in any of these towns. Oakland was voted in "The Top 50 Places To Raise Your Kids, 2007" by Business Week Magazine. You can also find a video on the Home Page of my website that provides and overview of this area and these three towns. You are headed in the right direction to build a new home in this area. Great choice!
Web Reference:  http://www.BeckyBoomsma.com,
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Fifi Lerner, , 07417
Sun Apr 13, 2008
Franklin Lakes is an outstanding town to purchase in - My office is in Franklin Lakes - You may also want to try the town ofWyckoff which is the next town over - both are outstanding towns and great schools ! you will not be dissapointed !

fifilerner@hotmail.com
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Lisa, Home Buyer, Wyckoff, NJ
Wed Apr 9, 2008
Franklin Lakes is a nice town. Really nice homes. Not as much of a community feel as some of the surrounding towns. Alot of people use Wyckoff as their town. Both towns have great school systems.
Franklin Lakes may actually be a bit better just in Ratio of Child:Teacher, etc. It is a much wealthier town.
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Marylou Tria…, , Franklin Lakes, NJ
Tue Apr 8, 2008
Just one more piece of information. Since the market has changed in recent months, I just wanted to mention that there are some new consrtuctions available on beautiful, (not busy) roads in your price range. I can tell you all about them.
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Marylou Tria…, , Franklin Lakes, NJ
Tue Apr 8, 2008
I live and work in Franklin Lakes, and I can say that the school system is excellent. The commute to NYC by car is about 30 minutes with no traffic. Frankin Lakes is a wonderful place to live and raise children. There are three elementary school grade K - 5, one large middle school, and two high schools that you can choose from.

Feel free to email or call if you have more specific questions.
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Kathy Carter, , Bergen County, NJ
Sun Feb 17, 2008
I have spent the last 2 years working in HAckensack. Hackensack to NYC is a 15 min ride in light traffic.

If you're looking in Hackensack I would suggest the Fairmount Section. Also, check out the school report for this town.

If you're looking to spend less than $300K I would suggest a 2 bedroom condo. Otherwise we're talking about a knock down, or a less desirable neighborhood.

I live in Teaneck. Again, $300K is going to get you a nice condo. Not a house, unless it need MASSIVE renovation.

RE: commute, most people going into NY use the bus. Bus stops are pretty much everywhere. In heavy traffic it's about 45 min to Port Authority.

Good Luck with your search.
Web Reference:  http://www.Kathy-Carter.com
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Marc Paolella, Agent, Succasunna, NJ
Mon Jan 28, 2008
Hi Chris,

I'll be e-mailing you these shortly.

-Marc
Web Reference:  http://www.marcpaolella.com
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Chris, , Jersey City, NJ
Mon Jan 28, 2008
HI marc

can you email me at neurorutgers@hotmail.com how is teaneck ? why does it take so long to get to NYC mapquest says 15 minutes ?
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Chris, , Jersey City, NJ
Mon Jan 28, 2008
can you send me homes for sale up to 300k is it safer than jersey city is the crime rate less ?
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Marc Paolella, Agent, Succasunna, NJ
Mon Jan 28, 2008
Hi Chris,

Hackensack is nice. The downtown area is congested, but the suburbs are worth taking a drive through. The north side is very convenient to shopping and Route 4, and prices are higher there. Driving to NYC from Hackensack will take you about 45 minutes unless there is unusually heavy traffic. I have created a report showing all closed sales in Hackensack over the past 6 months. Just click on the link below to access it. Good luck!

-Marc
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Chris, , Jersey City, NJ
Mon Jan 28, 2008
HI,

i know this has nothing to do with franklin lakes but how is Hackensack is that area safe and what is the going price for a single family house is this bergen county is it close to NYC
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Mary Ellen O…, Agent, Waldwick, NJ
Fri Dec 14, 2007
Hi Karen,

Franklin Lakes is a great town to buy your home. It has an excellent school system - elementary all the way through to the regional high school. In addition to Franklin Lakes, there are some great new construction homes in your range in Mahwah, Wyckoff, Ramsey, Midland Park, etc. (all in the same northwest Bergen County area). They all offer great school systems and easy commutes to NYC.

Feel free to give me a call (201-788-1169) or send me an email (meoco@optonline.net) if you have additional questions or would like to go out to see some homes.

Mary Ellen O'Connell
Liberty 100 Realty
Waldwick, NJ
201-788-1169 (cell)
201-445-1996 (office)
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Justin Kilis…, Agent, Morristown, NJ
Thu Dec 13, 2007
I am quite confident that you will find FL a town to call home. As you can see from the other agent comments below of property valuation, schools and so on, I figured I would add a link to the community, demographics, school links and more.

http://www.citytowninfo.com/places/new-jersey/franklin-lakes
Web Reference:  http://www.agentjustin.com
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Ian A. Wolf, Agent, Morristown, NJ
Thu Dec 13, 2007
Having lived in and sold new construction in Bergen, I can tell you it is popular for its schooling and commute to NYC(there are also great restaurants,shopping, and parks). For schools it is best to look up school reports. you can do this through our website which is listed below. Additionally, call the schools and arrange for a visit. Most are more than accomodating and nothing beats a first hand view of school. The superintedant's office is usually a good place to start for this, and then you can try the various principals. Good luck, Bergen is a great county.
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Vita Strakhm…, , 07446
Thu Dec 13, 2007
Karen, this is a link that will help you research the schools in Bergen county. We bought our second home when my older son was about to start 1st grade; I was online constantly searching for a good school system.
http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc06/menu/03-1580.html
and this is a link for Franklin Lakes schools and town
http://www.franklinlakes.k12.nj.us/
http://www.franklinlakes.org/
Good luck!
If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Web Reference:  http://www.vitastrakhman.com
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Marc Paolella, Agent, Succasunna, NJ
Wed Dec 12, 2007
Hi Karen,

Franklin Lakes is a highly desirable community. So much so that a typical vacant buildable lot will cost you $750,000 on a busier road, about $1,000,000 to $1,100,000 in a decent but not top neighborhood, and $1,200,000 to $1,800,000 in top areas like Urban Farms.

That doesn't leave you much to build a nice new house if you are in the 1.3 to 1.4 million dollar range. And you are definitely not better off "settling" for new construction on a busy road. Especially for your first home.

So I'm going to post some interesting data for you to consider. First, every single family home in Franklin Lakes from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000. Second, every piece of land currently available on the MLS system. And third, a really nice school profile report for Bergen County.

If you would like "sample packs" of closed sales for any other community, just contact me through my website and I'll e-mail them right away. It's an excellent way to see how far your money is really going to go in any community you might be interested in.

Good luck in your home search!

The reports are here:
http://www.roxburyrealestate.com/myblog

-Marc
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Dianna Ivanov, Agent, Ridgewood, NJ
Wed Dec 12, 2007
Franklin Lakes, NJ is a beautiful town, with lots to offer. The diversity of homes in the area is amazing .You can find anything from historic homes and quaint cottages to the most luxuriously built castles you could imagine. The rolling hills and beautiful lakes offer a rural feel not often found in a town so close and easily accessible to NYC. The newly refurbished library and recreation facility make it the perfect place to raise a family. I can speak personally about the school system being top notch as I have raised three children here in the area. The Ramapo and Indian Hills High School offers the University Program a unique opportunity for select students to take specialized college level classes. There is so much to see and do in the area that you should really take an afternoon and explore. If you need any additional help or have any questions about Franklin Lakes or the surrounding area please feel free to contact me. Good Luck in your search and welcome to the neighborhood!
Web Reference:  http://www.tocr.com
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Brian Parkes, , Montvale, NJ
Wed Dec 12, 2007
HI Karen

I would be glad to send over a list for you-- schools are great -The commute is a little bit longer being you will drive to a local town with a train station- Bergen Line NJTRANSIT- I know for a fact some actually drive to the Fair Lawn station (Radburn) to take the express into Hoboken. Where are you coming from. Other towns are Wyckoff, Allendale ,Ridgewood, Ramsey --depends what you are looking for in a communnity and a home--I can go over each.Let me know--this is my primary market I would be glad to work with you. I am located in Ridgewood--Northern Bergen County is a very desirable place to live. We can take a look this weekend if you wish. bparkes@tocr.com or check my site and give me a call.

Have a good day!

Brian
Web Reference:  http://www.bparkes.com
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