Safe NJ or NY suburbs ? Moving for NYC job
Hello All. I'm looking for your insights on low crime and green suburbs/neighborhoods in NY or NJ, within a 1 hour train commute to NYC (door to door).
Where are you coming from? CA native, but moving from an awesome gatedcommunity in Austen, TX.
Why are you moving? Great job opportunity
Where will you be working? Midtown, a little south of Empire State Building
Will you buy or rent? Rent first. Buy in a couple years.
What is your budget? Rent in the $4000 - $5000 range per month. Family income over $250K/yr.
What kind of place are youlooking for? Updated single family home, with a fenced backyard for my kids to run and play. At least 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, with 2600+ sq ft. (Our current home is 3900 sq ft). Would consider a townhome, if the commute is good and the neighborhood has great amenities.
Will anyone (spouse, children,pets) be moving with you? Family of five, with wife homeschooling our two young kids, and grandparent living with us.
Do you need/want good public schools? Yes, A-rated schools a plus, in case we transition from homeschooling in a few years.
Briefly describe the kind of neighborhoodyou'd like to live in: A quiet and safe neighborhood that is primarily upper middle class professionals with young children. Modern homes, ?or updated older homes near a charming and clean downtown. Safe parks and greenery would be ideal. Not at all interested in urban vibe. Also, when we want a night out, we don?t mind driving to it. Nearby community youth soccer and gymnastics programs would be nice as well.
List three things that areimportant to you in order of importance.
1. Low crime suburb
2. 1 hour commute to work, primarily train. ...No bus. Plan to leave house at 6:45 am weekdays.
3. A rated schools for 5th- 12th graders
Thanks in advance for the assistance, everyone.
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