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Tue Jul 27, 2010
Norman Alessandrini answered:
Hi Homebuyer,
Well some areas that are good are Cupertino, Evergreen, parts of Almaden Valley. There are other areas, if you want to stay close to where you live right now I would look at Evergreen first.
If you need help with your search or if you need information about which schools go with homes, just let me know I would be happy to assist you.
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Sun Oct 17, 2010
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hi Levi
I think Morristown might be a town to consider - perhaps parts of Parsippany, too..........these choices may put you in the 30 min commute range in either direction. Of course, at rush hour that 30 min. might turn into 45 for one or both of you. The distance is about 19-20 miles from Morristown to Newark and Bridgewater.

Another option is Springfield - it is closer to Newark (about 10 miles), and 19 miles to Bridgewater. Your price range could work there, as well.

There are other towns in the vicinity of these towns that might work, too...........this is just to get you started!

Good luck..........
Please feel free to check out some links on my website for more information on towns in NJ........if I can be of help, please let me know.

All the best,
Debbie Rose
Prudential NJ Properties
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Wed May 5, 2010
Kamal Randhawa answered:
Hello Dancing,

San Ramon is probably out if you wont consider Townhomes or condos, besides the HOA fees on these properties are outrageous! Although San Ramon boasts the best schools, you might want to try Dublin as well. San Jose Blossom vallye are is good too. You should take the future litte ones into consideration for sure if you plan on staying in your new home long term. If you like, I can send you a list of homes in Dublin, and San Jose area for your review. :)

Kamal Randhawa
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Thu Mar 21, 2013
Lynn Johnson answered:
It depends on your preferred price range as to what area would be a starting point to look in Charlotte. If your children are in public school, I would suggest looking in areas with good school systems. If you would like, I can send you some homes for your review via email. Just let me know your preferred price range and the ages of your children so I can send you homes in good school districts.

Thanks and have a great day!

Lynn Johnson
Realtor/Broker, e-Pro
Licensed NC/SC
Director NCAR
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Mon Jun 27, 2011
Team Mcconathy answered:
Hi Kaeble,

My names is Donna McConathy with Century 21 Adobe in Agoura Hills CA. All the areas in this area are great for raising a family. Thousand Oaks, which is the city right next to Westlake Village is rated #7 in America's top safest areas to live. Simi Valley, which is approx 20 minutes from Westlake Village is rated #17 in America's top safest areas. Please let me know what you are looking for in a home (square footage, number of bedroom, etc) and I will be available to help you find the perfect home.
Donna McConathy
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Thu Jan 7, 2010
Stew Keene answered:
Hi Farelane,

Yes, there are web sites that have those ratings and information and they can be found here on Trulia.

Click on the Stats and trends tab and look in the drop down window.

When you have a speific area picked out and need more information, then contact a local area Realtor for further help in finding out more information.

In the mean time, there is another bit of information you might also find handy.

While on that page, look for the "Buyers Advisory".

If you open that up, there are links outlined in blue that you can open up to review the stats that you would like to see.

Should you need more info, most any one of us here can help you as professional Realtors.

Stew Keene - Home Smart Realty
North Phoenix Area Specialist
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Tue Apr 6, 2010
Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
Hi Eric,

You understand that it is to start with a very subjective question? Meaning what you may personally consider a neighborhood to avoid may be fine for someone else...
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Thu May 15, 2014
Brian Ripp answered:
This area is very desirable. Newer homes, large parks, good schools, short drive to shopping, and easy access to highway's 880, 84, and 92.

I am 'born and rised' in Fremont and I feel this neighborhood has a lot to offer. You can do your own checking with the police dept. and school district. Talk to neighbors and see for yourself.

Good luck,

Brian Ripp, CRS, GRI
Broker, Notary
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Mon May 2, 2011
Mario Pinedo, Ccim answered:
Definitely budget is an issue. Your commute distance puts almost any neighborhood within reach. What do you think you can afford?
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Tue Apr 6, 2010
David Tapper answered:
Your best bet is to work with an experienced agent who knows the area and networks well with other agents. My team and I can help you find a nice home if you haven't found a Realtor yet.

If you are already working with an agent, be loyal to them and ask them to network with other agents they know to see what is coming up in their pipelines. Almost all agents have a website and the ability to email you homes whenever a new listing comes on the market that fits your criteria.

Good luck,

Dave Tap Tapper
Cashin Company
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Wed Feb 25, 2015
BethAnn Long answered:
Greetings! I have raised 5 kids in 3 diifferent South Hill schools. Check out the website
for helpful information. It is a great resource!
As licensed Realtor9;s we are restricted from giving out "opinions" on schools. However, I specialize in relocation and I would be glad to help you. My younger kids went to Hamblen and we loved it. (My personal experience is different than saying" This is a good school, that is a bad school...)
Jefferson neighborhoods have alot to offer.
Best wishes and feel free to get ahold of me if you like.
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Wed Mar 4, 2015
Steffani Martino answered:
I have a very nice and useful document that I give to my clients and prospective clients when they are seeking information about school districts, demographics, and more.

For school grades and ratings, please see this link: or even Depending upon your price range, you may want to look within the Winter Park and Maitland areas as well which all have "A" rated schools.

If I can assist you with anymore information, please feel free to contact me.

Steffani Martino, Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Lucas answered:
First, congratulations to the Mayor for using this forum to gather information. It's really great, and it shows commitment to hearing the voice of the people, and also to use the latest and greatest in terms of technology.

to answer the question, I would like to have access to the following information by neighborhood:
- crime
- public transportation
- parks
- schools (if possible, with access to a grade/quality classification of all city schools by neighborhood)
- population density (how many people per sq. mile)
- free parking? zone parking? paid-only parking?
- restaurant
- distance to supermarket/market
- weekly farmers market?
- distance from highways
- noise levels (very important in a city crossed by highways in many areas)
- traffic volume
- museums
- cinemas
- open studios (and other informal but regular art happenings)

I could go on, but will stop here.
congrats again on this initiative, it's genious!
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Wed Oct 7, 2009
Barbara Edwards answered:
In my opinion, and I've been a Realtor for almost 34 years, it's to your advantage to use the services of one Realtor. If you choose to use three different people, you may not get the level of service you'd prefer. If we have customers who are committed and loyal, we'll obviously dedicate more time and effort in helping them. While the areas you've chosen aren't necessarily close in proximity, one Realtor is capable of assisting you in all of them.

Good luck in your search for one good Realtor. Of course, I'm available, so please feel free to contact me. I can be reached at 407-230-8789. Thank you for using Trulia.
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Mon Mar 17, 2014
Jennifer Klaussen answered:
I believe one of the best resources for checking out schools, at least online, is - you can do a lot of preliminary research through this site, then when you come for a visit, I'd recommend setting up school visits.
Hope that helps
Jennifer Klaussen
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Fri Sep 4, 2015
Bill Eckler answered:

Welcome to Trulia........Trulia Pros willl be more likely to offer their support if you could provide more specific information.

Is there a specific school?

What are your primary interests in this school?

Good luck
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Wed Jul 22, 2009
Michael Colvin answered:
Hi Ulrich
All of the neighborhoods you mentioned are great choices, the reason you are hearing Woodcroft & Hope Valley is partially resale. These neighborhoods have been the top selling in Durham for the past couple of years, so resale is very good in both, obviously when you are the buyer, this also means less room to negotiate for you as well. I would be happy to help in any way I can, I am very active on Trulia, as you can probably see and would love to help you find your new home.
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Mon Jun 8, 2009
Richard Haenke answered:
Joe - both excellent communities. I have sold homes in both communities - just closed on a listing last week in steiner ranch. Currently helping a family with a new home build in the ranch.

Your questions are consistent with those of other families as they embark upon a big decision. Utilmately it depends on what is most important to you. One thing to keep in mind, there are a few lots in the ranch that actually have Leander ISD schools - (steiner ranch is in leander).

Another item to consider is presently, steiner students who attend high school are having a pretty lengthy bus or car ride to the HS. This will change over time, but presently this is a consideration.

Both communities have wonderful features, characteristics and pros/cons. The Ranch today is a much smaller community than steiner ranch. Steiner is probably close to 4000 homes and has plans for many more. There ~17 miles of hiking trails at steiner as well as the three schools that are presently in the community. It is a bit remote from shopping - even though there is now a convenience store as well as a few other places. The ranch has more things closer as it is a nieghbor to avery ranch.

I would be glad to help you dig further into either or both communities if you would like.

Ritch Haenke, Realtor
Coldwell Banker United
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Mon May 10, 2010
Brian Ripp answered:
The Irvington area of Fremont is a nice neighborhood and a nice location. The Robson home development is, basically new homes in an older neighborhood.

It will always be surrounded by first-time buyer / rental homes. But newer homes always look & feel great, and often resale is good. Call the school district if you are interested in school info. 657-2350. You should work with a Realtor that will show you all the homes, new & old, in your desired price range.

Good luck - hope this is helpful.

Brian Ripp, CRS, GRI
Broker, Notary
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Tue Jul 31, 2012 answered:
Hi, Lily!
There is a great forum (similar what trulia is for real estate) for schools.
The website is:
You can ask local folks in the community their thoughts and ratings on schools. The website actually has an internal rating system as well based on test performances and other variables.

Here is every property for sale in Andover:
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