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If you’re thinking of relocating your family to a nearby suburb, you might want to check out Paramus, New Jersey, a Bergen County suburb just 17 miles from Manhattan with well-rated public schools, lower property taxes, and several popular shopping destinations.
There’s no walkable downtown area, but there are large malls like Garden State Plaza and Paramus Park plus several other shopping centers. For a bite, you can go to local spots like The Fireplace and Biagio’s, and chains like The Capital Grille, Bonefish, and Ruth’s Chris if that’s your thing. You’ll also find IKEA, plus several parks, country clubs, and golf courses around town.
When it comes to real estate, prices are lower than many other NYC suburbs: The median sales price is $690,000 according to Realtor.com. Right now, there are townhouses, large Colonials, and new construction on the market. Most houses have large yards, finished basements, and garages.
If you’re going to commute to the city for work or school, it’s about a 30- to 40-minute drive to Manhattan. You can also take a New Jersey Transit bus, which gets you to the city in less than an hour.
Sound like a fit? If so, check out these five places for sale in the area including a three-bedroom townhouse.
This three bedroom, two bath is listed for $549,900. The 1920 side hall Colonial features a covered front porch, hardwood floors, wood trims, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, an office nook with a bay window, a partially-finished attic, finished basement with a laundry room, deck, and fenced-in backyard. Madison Park and Stop & Shop are nearby.
This five bedroom, four bath is listed for $749,000. The split-level house has a covered front porch, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, built-ins, stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans, a living room with a stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings, multi-zone air conditioning and heating, a finished basement, and deck. Primrose School of Paramus and Grove Park are nearby.
This three bedroom, three and a half bath is listed for $859,000. The townhouse has recessed lighting, hardwood floors, moldings, a fireplace, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, three-zone heating and air conditioning, a finished basement, attached two-car garage, and deck. George Washington Memorial Park and Arcola Country Club are nearby.
This six bedroom, five bath is listed for $1,149,000 after a $75,000 cut. The open-concept house features hardwood floors, recessed lighting, Bosch stainless steel appliances, central air conditioning, a fireplace, laundry room, two-car garage, sprinkler system, vegetable garden, new roof, and two new sheds. Constitution Grove Park and Petruska Park are nearby.
This five bedroom, three and a half bath is listed for $1,299,999. The Center Hall Colonial has new hardwood floors, moldings, stainless steel appliances, large windows, high ceilings, walk-in closets, a laundry room, finished basement, central air conditioning, deck, and large backyard. Joy’s Farmstand and Hackensack Golf Club are nearby.
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