Monmouth Junction is a section in South Brunswick and is a great town. North, South, and East Brunswick all have great schools and are commuter friendly. North Brunswick will be building a NJ transit train so property values should hold well in the area. In order to get into NYC in an hour during commuting hours, you would probably want to look into Edison as it's the northernmost point. The train at Metropark will get you in within 45 minutes but commuting time to Metropark and parking will take another 15. If you have children, I also suggest you do your research on schools. For example, if you did decide Edison, there are two high schools, with one being ranked about 100 schools better above the other. Good luck and feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance.