The trains from Millburn are according to the schedule 37-41 minutes to Penn station in the morning and 41 to 45 minutes from the Summit stop. Newer homes in either of these towns are rare except for multi million dollar tear downs.
Here are some links for elementary schools in Summit and Millburn;
and middle schools
Hope this helps.
Newer houses, great schools, 40 real minutes to New York... Englewood Cliffs. I have prepared a report for you with detailed listing sheets for everything in Englewood Cliffs that is presently on the market. Have a look and let me know what you think. The link is shown below:
Best of Luck,Gerri
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On a good day, it takes me about 35-40 minutes to reach the Port Authority on 42nd St & 8th Ave in NYC. On a bad day it's anyone's guess. There are express bus lines up and down this whole area, and trains if you go farther inland. (check the train map and the bus & train schedules on http://www.njtransit.com/)
Don't let anyone fool you into thinking you're going to have a really short commute from Apline, Demarest, etc. Those are lovely towns, with gorgeous homes, beautiful parkland, etc but they're farther up on the commuting routes so it's going to take longer than 40 minutes. If you want to live up there, get yourself used to doing some work during the commute or get up a lot earlier and sleep on the bus. There are always tradeoffs - you'll live in a beautiful place but you'll spend more time commuting. For what it's worth, I *love* that part of Bergen county. The easy access to the Palisades Park system is a definite plus, the area isn't as densely populated as the towns that follow it to the south (Ft. Lee, Cliffside Park, Edgewater), and it just feels like a relaxing place to live.
Best of luck with the house hunting!
There are many great towns in Bergen County with super commutes. Feel free to call and chat anytime. Good Luck,
I find the Union county area, Union township, Cranford, Kenilworth, Westfield and Roselle Park to have great schools excellent quality of live, reasonable property taxes, and a good value for the homes with price range for all income levels, and yet easy commute to the city, about 30 minutes rush hour or not, there are abundance of bus lines and train schedule to fit just about anybodyâ€™s need
I work in midtown near Hearld Sq and I really would like to limit the commute to be below 40 minutes and I'm interested in elementary & middle schools and areas where they have newer houses.
I'm sure you are going to get some other input, with all the Realtors selling their schools. But are you really strict on that 40 minutes? If you are leaving during the morning rush and you actually want to arrive in midtown or downtown in 40 minutes FLAT, you are really going to be drawing a close line to the Hudson River, and you are going to eliminate from contention most of the great schools I just listed.
So if I'm representing you, I need to know where in Manhattan you work and how you are going to get there. Then I need to know how much time you REALLY want to spend on the road. Then we draw the line. Then I find and rate the available schools. Then we find the house. Figure out the right price. Make the offer. Deal with the home inspection issues. Close the deal.
But, you could live in Edgewater, with the Hudson River licking at your toes, and it would take you 30
minutes to get to 30th St. during the morning rush.
So I would really clarify your commuting time goals before you get the glowing reports from all the proud parents who really spend 60-90 minutes a day making that 45 minute commute.