There are a number of communities to choose from. Much depends on your wants and taste in homes. My office is in Livingston, and we have a nice selection of homes that would fit your price range, and criteria. We have excellent schools and a commuter bus that is very convenient (50 min ride). Many commuters also take the 20 min. drive to Harrison and hop on a Path train. There are several other surrounding towns that might interest you, as well, and I would be delighted to discuss them in further detail.
Please feel free to reach out to me at your convenience.
I look forward to hearing from you.
By the way...........my company is having a company-wide First Time Home Buyers seminar on Tuesday, June 23 at 7:30pm. The agenda will cover all aspects of home buying from start to finish! There are various locations to choose from. If you are interested, please call me to reserve a seat for you (it's free, too!).
Prudential NJ Properties
office (973) 882-6363 x 122
cell (973) 715-3131
Have you considered Morris County? Very diverse, terrific school system, easy commute w/in 45 minutes to NYC by direct trains and buses.
Because of Fair Housing Laws, I cannot tell you exact demographics, however, look at some of the Morris County demographic breakdowns on the .gov sites of Parsippany, Morristown, Denville, Dover, and others. I can also send you a Morris County Living magazine that breaks down each town. Give me a call and I will be happy to help.
All these are less than 1 hour to NYC by train.
If you are not already working with an agent I can recommend an agent to you. email me at "firstname.lastname@example.org" and I'll send you a name & number.
Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors
Bridgewater is one town that will offer you a good selection of homes and townhomes in that price range. There are two temples in town, low crime and the commute is about an hour in to NYC. Please feel free to contact me with for more detailed information on the area.