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#1 of 3 Old 08-19-2012, 11:51 AM - Thread Starter
 
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There is a distinct possibility that we will be relocating to near Princeton, NJ next month.  I am quite concerned about the cost of living since we would be on a quite limited income.  We have two children, 6 and 4 and homeschool (waldorf inspired, unschool-ish).  Any suggestions for resources in the area?  Or areas where we might find affordable housing?  I don't want to compromise our lifestyle too much and having safety, yard, garden, privacy, etc are important for us - more so than a "nice" house.  I'd also love to hear about homeschool resources in the area!

 

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There are some decent homeschool resources in the area, but I know of more up toward Middlesex Co.  Where do you have to commute to?  That would be the better way for us to help you zone in on an area that's an easy commute and serves your family's needs...  love.gif


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Princeton is great for a lot of things...walkable shops, great schools, local/organic/natural food stores... but, yes, the cost of living is quite high.  We live in Pennington and love it (right outside of Princeton).  Hopewell is another of my favorite locations outside of Princeton.  Houses and taxes in those areas are lower than Princeton, but still relatively high on a national comparison (unfortunately, that's the case with most of NJ).  

 

Also in Mercer County (where Princeton is), is the Plainsboro/West Windsor Area, Lawrenceville (which is quite nice in some sections and affordable) and Ewing (again, has some great sections, like Lawrenceville).  Those are the closest to Princeton.

 

Middlesex or Somerset Counties have some more affordable costs of living, as does Hunterdon (if it's not too far out of the way, as far as commuting).  Like pp said, I know Middlesex has some home-schooling resources, but I'm sure there are others.

 

Just a note that there is a Waldorf school in Princeton, so you might enjoy having that resource nearby ;)  There is also a Waldorf moms group in Hopewell, I believe.

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