browns mills,nice? not?

browns mills,nice? not?

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soozi

Florham Park, NJ

#1 Jan 6, 2007
I am looking to buy a house in browns mills,nj. Any comments on the area? Schools? I know they are Abbott District.
Donna

Merchantville, NJ

#2 Jan 12, 2007
I have lived in the Country Lakes section of Brownsmills for 5 years. Its a wonderful neighborhood. I have had no bad experiences in general. The local shopping is limited but there is plenty within a half hour drive in just aobut any direction. The only draw back to some would be the noise from the bombing and shooting ranges of the military bases.
CountryLakesRes

Browns Mills, NJ

#3 Jan 13, 2007
I have lived here 5 years too. Two of my kids graduated from the HS and one is in 9th grade there. They were in honors classes and did well but they did tell me that there was some gang activity, fights, some kids use drugs and what have you. There were several lock downs at the junior high. Truthfully, is there any where that is completely free of that stuff? I have been happy here and I would just say do a lot of research and talk to lots of residents who have kids in the district, just get as much info as you can.

Yes, shopping IS very limited and that is frustrating but there is development coming and there is a new mayor so who knows? Maybe we'll get some decent stores in here.
soozi

Florham Park, NJ

#4 Jan 15, 2007
Thanks for info. I feel like we would fit in there.

Since: Jan 07

Cliffwood, NJ

#5 Jan 26, 2007
My experience with and opinion about Browns Mills is that it is a horrible place. I would never recommend it to anyone. Large homeless population, crime, drugs, gangs. I lived there for seven months and left without looking back. In my time there the homeless people burned down some restaurants, stabbed a gas station attendant for no reason, then there was the women who went out on her bike from her home at Whites Bog and was never seen again. Or the time my mailbox was run over by some joyriding kids. Then there was the time the cops had to come out to the house when my house alarm went off for no reason. When I told the cop I was sorry to have troubled them but I was still glad I had a house alarm because living there made me nervous, he said he didn't blame me. That's never a good sign. So much for reassurance. We put the house on the market and moved out of it before it was sold because we were so eager to get out. That's when the calls started about people coming around and stealing whatever wasn't nailed down because they knew the house had become vacant. One mediocre grocery store. Want to go shopping or out for a nice meal? Be prepared to take a 30 minute drive to anywhere worthwhile. I can't say anything about the schools because we don't have school-age kids, but I know no kid of mine would have went out by themselves around there. Not that there'd be many places for them to go in the first place. Before anyone moved there, I would advise them to visit alot of take long, hard looks around them before making a decision. We didn't do that enough and what we saw was a country-like setting, cheaper taxes, etc. Go to the grocery store or either Wawa at night (I never felt safe doing that as the Wawa's seem to be THE place to go and hangout). Go for a walk and stand on the bridge over the lake and just take whatever you see in. Stop in at Riggins and ask about the homeless people. Go for a drink at that place that used to be Frank's Tavern. Do ALOT of research on crime stats. Talk to the police. Think about where you would go if you wanted to take the family out for a nice dinner and see what your options are. If you're looking to live on the side of town closest to Fort Dix, spend hours there on a few different days and see how well you'll handle listening to gunfire and artillery blasts all day long and how your guests might feel about that when they're visiting. Maybe rent a room for a week at the hotel in town so that you can pretend you're already living in Browns Mills. It's a scary place, that hotel, but at least it's local. Better still, pretend that you already live there and will be having out-of-town guests who need a place to stay while visiting. See if you'd recommend that they stay in town at that hotel. Browns Mills very much remided me of backwoods Mississippi. Not that there's a single thing wrong with backwoods Mississippi but if I wanted to live there, I would have moved there.
Obviously, this was my experience with Browns Mills based on my personal quality of life criteria. The place might work for some but not for me at all. To be fair, Burlington County has many lovely areas and there are some nicer towns nearby and I would definitely check them out before I went near Browns Mills.
Dwayne

United States

#6 Jan 27, 2007
Is the used car dealer Harry DuBell still alive ? He owned a hotel, a package store, a bar and a used car lot in Browns Mills when I was stationed on Fort Dix from 1989-91.

I worked for him part time from 1990-91 doing detail work on cars.

He was a cranky old fart but he helped feed my family with the work he threw my way.

Since: Jan 07

OKC

#7 Jan 29, 2007
Very Depressing Town......Mt Holly nicer. Hell, Just go to New York. Pay attention to sharon. I don't see why anyone that's not born there, or has ties would even want to be there. Wierd place. Go to the midwest. Have a peaceful life....
gina9884

New Albany, IN

#8 Feb 3, 2007
looking for moms from browns mills
gina9884

New Albany, IN

#9 Feb 3, 2007
I am trying to get in touch with family from there, living on cherokee drive, anybody
mrw

Browns Mills, NJ

#10 Feb 18, 2007
hi im from browns mills i have 2 school age children and they are doing great in school this town is good as long as you dont run your mouth everyone knows your name but before that lady mentioned my aunt the women who disappeared on her bike as if that happens all the time and it doesnt its obvious to me that she just ran her mouth to much [that lady] and thats why she had to move almost everyone is really friendly expecially the people hanging at our local wawa its a meeting place for people around here you got to understand bm before you come here them people have gathered there for years and are harmless and what town dont have homelessness these days all in its s good place just remember dont tell anyone what you dont want the town to know hope this helps
jon from BM

Temple, PA

#11 Feb 24, 2007
Hey Laura Senski, I went to school with a Roger Senski any relation?
edk1

Montgomery, AL

#12 Mar 3, 2007
This is a tiny town that has the problems of a big city. That is usually the result of incompetant management and police. I can't even take my kids for a walk without a bunch of wannabe thugs driving by me and staring at me as though I were in a rival gang. Couple that with the cost of housing and it's just not worth it. Stay far away. Sharon08742, you are absolutely right.
ddt

Cincinnati, OH

#13 Apr 10, 2007
Browns Mills has an interesting history most people aren't aware of. It was actually once a resort town for people in Philadelphia and New York to get away for the weekend. In the late 1800's they advertised that their "cedar water" had healing properties. My family from Queens had a summer home built their in the early 1900's.
The Great Depression came which had an affect of the town, Camp Dix grew their size and became Fort Dix. Alot of "pineys" the NJ equivilant of a redneck moved there for all the jobs that Fort Dix brought. Post War War II, alot of soldiers happen to stay in the area, and alot of the summer homes, which were not designed to be real homes, and resort cabins became converted into homes. The genetic flaws and ignorance of the pineys haven't helped the area. There has been few economic factors to draw people there or really help bring revenue to this area. Fort Dix cutting back in size has not helped the area in recent years and they used some of that federal property to put up a prison.
The area is definitely not the town anymore which used to have a golf course a nice private hotel with beaches.
If there is a such word as "rural sprawl", I would use it to describe the layout of design of the town. The town is just trashy.
jeremiah

Sewell, NJ

#14 Apr 17, 2007
your a bunch of jerkoffs you judge from the"looks"you got or some made up homless problem that we dont have the truth is browns mills is a good town with great schools any where you go on the east coast you have some type of gang as far as miss colts neck sorry we all dont have colts neck money but im happy with browns mills ive lived here for 15 years and went to highschool here my son is an honor student here and for mr columbus your town is a bunch of hillbillys fighting for there sisters hand in marrage hey laura mt holly is overran with gangs and drugs thanks for your advice ps browns mills is a great place to live
edk1

Montgomery, AL

#15 Apr 18, 2007
Jeremiah, your response is typical of the intelligence level that one will encounter in Browns Mills. Perhaps you should enlist the help of your "honor student son" to help you understand sentence structure, you know, things like periods and exclamation points. Piney power!
jeremiah

Sewell, NJ

#16 Apr 19, 2007
hey umm edk this is no essay i need no periods or exclamation points im not being graded ps no piney here i also make alot more money then you wrap your little brain around this you live 2 towns away really one if you count pemberton because as you know we are pemberton township.that means simply if im a piney your a pine i live here by choice you however are probably grown living in your parents basement playing video games all day you fag
jms

Vincentown, NJ

#17 Apr 19, 2007
Well, I was born in Trenton, raised in Hamilton twp and then back to Trenton again and now in Browns Mills, so I've seen both ends of the spectrum. That being said, if I hadn't lived in Trenton this place would scare me, everything about the wawa,the homeless drug addicts,gangs, that wonderfull welfare hotel and the bar is true, there are some good people but i would pick and choose my friends very wisely here, in fact I don't have a single one from this town and that suits me fine, but since the person who started this thread is from Newark they may be used to alot worse but the only reason I'm here is those killer support payments. So I keep to myself, go to work in Hamilton twp (a beautiful place I might add) and when I go out, I leave this town and everything works out fine
jms

Vincentown, NJ

#18 Apr 19, 2007
Oh and in case you're wondering I do live in Browns Mills but for some reason this thread has me in P.A.
jeremiah

Sewell, NJ

#19 Apr 20, 2007
yea hamilton is real beautiful in certain areas i also lived in trenton as a kid philly as well browns mills is not bad at all-anywhere you go in jersey you can run into bad people the bars here have alot to do with the army base look a wrightstown boro its not even 1/4 the size of browns mills and at one time when the base was still a full funtion base they had more bars then browns mills anyhow jms there are alot of people,good people in browns mills
jeremiah

Sewell, NJ

#20 Apr 20, 2007
one more thing going back to hamilton being such a nice place umm i mean beautiful place this past winter my cousin female cousin was killed in hamilton so like i said every where has good and bad areas"kirston greenwood"was her name

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