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How to Choose a School in New Jersey

At Apr 11, 2017

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If you’re moving to a new town with your family, one of the first things that should always be considered is the schools in the area. Whether you choose a public or private institution, your child’s school is going to have one of the biggest influences on their upbringing. Consider the following when examining the schools of the town you want to move to.

 

What are My Children Interested In?

Do they have a strong interest in a certain sport? How about a love for chemistry? Perhaps their talents reside in the theater or the visual arts? Listen to and observe your children’s passions. While it may be difficult to cater to every passion, many schools have a particularly strong department or two that may allow your children to blossom.

 

If you have fallen in love with a home but the school nearby isn’t offering a specific extracurricular activity, don’t fret. Many of the municipalities in New Jersey have adopted extracurricular activities that are no longer directly affiliated with the school system. Ask your realtor about their knowledge of the sports programs in the area and other opportunities.

 

Know Your Child’s Learning Style and Needs

Just like the different things that each child is passionate about, they’re likely going to have different requirements for their education to flourish. Take note on whether your child needs more structure or the freedom to explore on their own. See how much they need to be challenged by their teachers and whether their teachers need to provide them with one-on-one educating.

 

If you think that your child is going to need more hands-on teaching, find a school with a low student to teacher ratio. The lower the ratio, the more likely that your child is going to get the specific attention he or she deserves. For example, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, East Hanover Middle School has a Student/Teacher ratio of 9.18:1, which is great!

 

Make a Visit to the School

Once you’ve done your research and know what your priorities are for your child, visit the schools if possible. You’re visiting potential homes, right? A hands-on experience is the best way to gauge a school’s environment and whether it will work for your family. Most schools have scheduled tours and question and answer periods, especially private schools. Come prepared with questions and note any observations.

 

Consider a School’s Location to Your Home

We all know that the morning commute didn’t start when we were working adults, it began with attending grade school! For your children, you’re going to need to consider if you want your children to be within walking distance or how far you’re willing to drive them every morning. Not able to drive your children to school? Where is the nearest pickup location for the bus? If you’re not going to be driving your child or within proximity to the bus pickup, take a closer look at a town’s safety. Fortunately, many of the safest towns in NJ are right here in Morris County!

 

Use Coccia Real Estate to Learn More About Schools in Morris County, NJ

Coccia Real Estate specializes in home sales in East Hanover, Hanover, Florham Park, and Parsippany-Troy Hills. But we’re not just about real estate in these great towns – they’re our homes too! We’ve raised our kids here and love the schools. If you’re looking for education information, check out our guides for:

 

In addition to our guides, please contact us with any other questions regarding school inquiries or, of course, home sales! Our real estate agents are always eager help every person to their family right.

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Exclusive: East Hanover

At Aug 26, 2016

Price: $679,900


East Hanover, NJ 07936
County: Morris
Bedrooms: 4
Full Bathrooms: 2
Partial-Bathrooms: 1
Type: Residential
Elementary School: Frank Smith
High School: Hanover Park

Location, location location!! 4 bedroom center hall colonial, hardwood floors, central air, baseboard hot water heat. Located on a cul-de-sac with a beautiful fenced in yard!!

Property Type: Single Family
Listing Status: Exclusive
Style: Colonial
Year Built: 1981
Exterior: Brick, Wood Shingle
Roofing: Asphalt Shingle
Garage Description: 2 car attached
Garage Spaces: 2
Heat Type: Baseboard Hotwater
Heat Source: Gas
Air Conditioning: Central Air
Water: Public
Sewer: Public
Acres: 0.34
Lot Description: Level Lot

Siding: Wood Shingle, Brick
Fireplace: 1
Township: East Hanover
Exterior Features: Fenced in yard, Barbeque
Days On Market: 0
Interior: Blinds, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Security System, Smoke Detector, Walk-in Closet

Family Room: 1
Bedrooms: 4
Total Full Baths: 2
Total 1/2 Baths: 1

Room Level
Master Bedroom: 13×26
Bedroom: 15×13
Bedroom: 13×12
Bedroom: 12×11
Den: n/a
Dining Room: 13×15
Family Room: 13×19
Kitchen: 18×11
Living Room: 19×13

FINANCIAL

Listing Price: $679,900
Utilities: Gas-Natural, public sewer, public water
Ownership: Fee Simple
Annual Taxes: $9,398
Tax Year: 2015

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Exclusive: East Hanover

At Aug 11, 2016

Price: $759,000

East Hanover, NJ 07936
County: Morris
Bedrooms: 5
Full Bathrooms: 2
Partial-Bathrooms: 1
Type: Single-Family
Elementary School: Frank Smith
High School: Hanover Park

Picture perfect 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath updated colonial in absolutely amazing neighborhood! Open floor plan, gleaming hardwoods floors & large rooms throughout! Updated eat-in kitchen w/tons of cabinets, stainless steel appliances & warming drawer. Formal dining room & lovely family room with wood burning, stone fireplace. Nice sized first floor bedroom. Master bedroom suite w/walk-in closet and master bathroom w/double sinks, granite countertops, jetted tub & separate stall shower. Convenient second floor laundry. Finished basement, perfectly ready for entertaining with large bar and rec room. Newer roof (2014), newer h/w heater (2014), newer furnace and A/C. Lovely private backyard w/paver patio, underground sprinklers & professionally landscaped property. Tons of updates & a great neighborhood you will love!

Property Type: Single Family
Listing Status: Exclusive
Style: Colonial
Year Built: 1990
Exterior: Wood
Roofing: Asphalt Shingle
Garage Description: Attached
Garage Spaces: 4
Heat Type: Forced Hot Air
Heat Source: Gas
Air Conditioning: Central Air
Water: Public Water
Sewer: Public
Acres: 0.26
Lot Description: Level Lot

Siding: Wood
Fireplace: Wood Burning
Township: East Hanover
Exterior Features: Curbs, Patio, Sidewalk, Storage Shed, Underground Lawn Sprinkler
Days On Market: 0
Interior: Bar-Dry, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Jetted Tub, Smoke Detector, Walk-In Closet

Family Room: 19×13
Living Room: 17×14
Bedrooms: 5: 23×14, 14×13, 14×12, 12×9
Total Full Baths: 2
Total 1/2 Baths: 1

FINANCIAL

Listing Price: $759,000
Utilities: Public Sewer, Natural Gas, Public Water, Cable TV Available, Garbage Extra Charge
Ownership: Fee Simple
Annual Taxes: $10,000
Tax Year: 2015

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East Hanover Exclusive Premium Listing

At Jul 19, 2016

Price: $775,000

Street Address: 15 Ivy Court
City: East Hanover
State / Province: New Jersey
Postal / Zip Code: 07981
Country: United States
County: Morris
Bedrooms: 5
Full Bathrooms: 3
Partial-Bathrooms: 1
Type: Residential
Elementary School: Frank Smith
High School: Hanover Park

Spectacular 5 bedroom 3.5 bath in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in town! This home has been exceptionally cared for by the original owners. Enjoy the sun filled rooms with large windows, kitchen open to the family room, full finished basement with 1/2 bath. Four bedrooms upstairs, master bedroom complete with vaulted ceiling, large walk in closet and huge bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and stall shower. Best location in the development – large and flat back yard with a two tiered deck. Mature evergreens and landscaped throughout.

Property Type: Single Family
Listing Status: Exclusive
Style: Colonial
Year Built: 1993
Exterior: Vinyl Siding
Roofing: Asphalt Shingle
Garage Description: 2 Car Built In
Garage Spaces: 4 – 2 car width
Heat Type: Forced Hot Air
Heat Source: baseboard hotwater
Air Conditioning: Central Air
Water: Public Water
Sewer: Public
Acres: 0.43
Lot Description: Level Lot

Siding: Vinyl
Fireplace: No
Township: East Hanover
Exterior Features: Deck, Outbuildings, Sidewalk Storage Shed, Storm Doors, Thermal Windows/Doors
Days On Market: 1
Interior: Blinds, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Cathedral Ceiling, Cedar Closets, Fire Extinguisher, Security System, Smoke Detector, Walk-in closet, Window Treatments

Family Room: 1
Bedrooms: 5
Total Full Baths: 3
Total 1/2 Baths: 1

FINANCIAL

Listing Price: $775,000
Utilities: Electric, Gas in Street
Ownership: Fee Simple
Annual Taxes: $10,244
Tax Year: 2015

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NCJAR’s 2015 NJR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® Recipients and NJR® Distinguished Sales Club® Recipients

At Feb 17, 2016

The NJR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® recognizes those members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship. The NJAR® Distinguished Sales Club recognizes those members who achieved the NJR® Circle of Excellence Sales Award® for ten or more years.

Coccia Real Estate Group is proud to announce Tracey Franco, Elvira Green and Christine Nagy achieved the Silver level award for 2015. We are very proud of their achievement, their ongoing efforts of excellence in customer service and their never ending determination!

Christine Nagy 2010 (1) (1)

Elvira's Head Shot 2014

Tracey

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