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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2900 on: March 06, 2018, 12:36:46 PM »
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2901 on: March 06, 2018, 12:53:36 PM »
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2902 on: March 06, 2018, 01:00:36 PM »
think Edison might fit the description you looking for

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2903 on: March 06, 2018, 01:25:25 PM »
Far Rockaway/5 towns is bursting with young families. And a huge mix of backgrounds.
Seemed like he doesn't want a melting pot.

think Edison might fit the description you looking for
Edison is yeshivish? Maybe the small Agudah is, but overall the community is more modern / melting pot. Even the "yeshivish" school Shaarei Tzion is full of more frum, modern kids.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2904 on: March 06, 2018, 02:14:22 PM »
Edison is yeshivish? Maybe the small Agudah is, but overall the community is more modern / melting pot. Even the "yeshivish" school Shaarei Tzion is full of more frum, modern kids.
I'm curious about this too. A fairly yeshivish family from my neighborhood is moving there, and I was a bit surprised based on what I thought Edison is like.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2905 on: March 06, 2018, 03:06:42 PM »
apparently more of that type are moving in

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2906 on: March 06, 2018, 03:59:15 PM »
Far Rockaway/5 towns is bursting with young families. And a huge mix of backgrounds.

But housing is crazy expensive. No?

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2907 on: March 06, 2018, 05:37:19 PM »
I thought Passaic is very expensive housing..

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2908 on: March 06, 2018, 06:38:44 PM »
Can someone do a pros/cons of Passaic?

Im looking for a younger yeshivish working community. Guys who are black hat white shirt type but went to work. Something on the East coast that's not a huge melting pot. I live in Lakewood now and I think Jackson is okay except that it runs off Lakewood infrastructure and I would rather my kids come out more well rounded than what I think the Lakewood schools will offer. My wife works as SEIT/P3 teacher (so she would be looking for such a job there)
and I work online.

I keep thinking that Passaic might be the answer. Is that a correct assumption? Where are the younger (upper 20's) guys going neighborhood wise and is housing halfway affordable? Any suggestion would really be appreciated.

Thanks!
Clifton has a bunch of nice neighborhoods in it. Although chestnut ridge may have more of the "yeshivishnes"

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2909 on: March 06, 2018, 09:35:48 PM »
Can someone do a pros/cons of Passaic?

Im looking for a younger yeshivish working community. Guys who are black hat white shirt type but went to work. Something on the East coast that's not a huge melting pot. I live in Lakewood now and I think Jackson is okay except that it runs off Lakewood infrastructure and I would rather my kids come out more well rounded than what I think the Lakewood schools will offer. My wife works as SEIT/P3 teacher (so she would be looking for such a job there)
and I work online.

I keep thinking that Passaic might be the answer. Is that a correct assumption? Where are the younger (upper 20's) guys going neighborhood wise and is housing halfway affordable? Any suggestion would really be appreciated.

Thanks!

I'm from Passaic. You can expect to pay 250k-600k for a house, The community is super nice and friendly. Property taxes are a killer (10k-20k), great public transportation to NYC. You'd probably do well at Agudah which is on the border with Clifton. Insurance is high, taxes are high, tuition is average. Kosher restaurant situation a bit weak (we had a Chinese place that closed down, 2 pizza shops, a bagel shop, and a meat restaurant). Kosher groceries are relatively expensive.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2910 on: March 06, 2018, 09:38:23 PM »
@Dan, waiting on your post about how NYers can't handle snow and freak out over minor storms.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2911 on: March 06, 2018, 10:21:45 PM »
@Dan, waiting on your post about how NYers can't handle snow and freak out over minor storms.
Maybe if the streets would get plowed in a timely fashion and people would shovel their sidewalks we'd be able to handle it

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2912 on: March 06, 2018, 10:23:43 PM »
Maybe if the streets would get plowed in a timely fashion and people would shovel their sidewalks we'd be able to handle it
Exactly my point.

Snow is just not a big deal for us at all. It is a big deal in most other places.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2913 on: March 07, 2018, 06:52:01 AM »
Exactly my point.

Snow is just not a big deal for us at all. It is a big deal in most other places.

mine as well :)

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2914 on: March 07, 2018, 07:14:39 AM »
Still waiting for you to say how NYC gets it so much worse than the Midwest.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2915 on: March 07, 2018, 07:37:00 AM »
Still waiting for you to say how NYC gets it so much worse than the Midwest.

Not sure how the Midwest (and CLE in particular) would handle it with the size, and population density of NYC.

Does that satisfy your need?  ;)
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2916 on: March 07, 2018, 07:37:48 AM »
Still waiting for you to say how NYC gets it so much worse than the Midwest.
Just your backyard. Not the whole Midwest

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2917 on: March 07, 2018, 07:45:03 AM »
Exactly my point.

Snow is just not a big deal for us at all. It is a big deal in most other places.

Storms don't take down your power lines?

The NY/NJ area does not know how to effectively deal with snow. They don't have the infrastructure and the storms are so erratic year to year that it's really hard to plan.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2918 on: March 07, 2018, 07:55:10 AM »
There have been many feet of snow dumped on us, but no power outages this winter.

It's not a question of population density, just how it effects your daily life.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #2919 on: March 07, 2018, 08:14:14 AM »
There have been many feet of snow dumped on us, but no power outages this winter.

It's not a question of population density, just how it effects your daily life.

FYI, the power outtages were for 60 mph winds that knocked down trees and caused cars to crash on utility infrastructure. The day with the significant power outtages also had under an inch of snow accumulation in most places. Snow doesnt typically knock down power alone.