Generally speaking, the further away you get from NYC, the more affordable the housing becomes. Stewartsville is a very desirable community, with very easy access (5 minutes or less) to Route 78 and there is also access to public transportation to NYC in nearby Phillipsburg. Most of the homes here have been built since the 90's, so it is a fairly "new" community, but also has plenty of preserved farm land and open space. There is plenty of shopping also, with some neighborhoods such as Greenwich Chase and Wyndham Farm, within walking distance to stores such as Target, ShopRite, Home Depot and much more making everyday living very convenient. Sidewalks and bike paths make this a very "Walk Friendly" community, and many of the residents here take advantage of that as well.