Pros and Cons of Living in Delran

Would you like to know the pros and cons of living in Delran, NJ? I have a lot of experience with Delran since I grew up here and am a current homeowner/real estate agent in town. You may not know much about Delran so I will help you decide if it’s right for you with the pros and cons of living in Delran. I have my own opinion and have asked around to compile this list. If you would like to add anything, feel free to email me.

Pros and Cons of Living in Delran

Pros

  1. Small Town Feel – If you are from Delran, NJ you most likely can’t go out many places in town without running into someone you know. The town seems to have a common bond. We seem to be very welcoming to newbies but we also have a nice history together. I personally know of many people who decided to leave Delran but ended up moving back because they missed it!
  2. Close to Major Attractions – Delran, like the other surrounding towns, have an amazing location. Not only are there great local restaurants and retail stores, Delran is about 30 minutes away from Philadelphia, an hour and a half from New York City, and an hour from the closest beach. I like to go to Long Beach Island.
  3. Expansion and Development – The kinds of towns like Delran sometime find it difficult to expand or develop due to lack of available land or resources. Delran seems to work around obstacles and progress with the times. There are constantly new retail establishments popping up along with new home construction.
  4. Home prices are moderate – At the time I write this article the average home value in Delran is $245,000. That’s not too bad for New Jersey. You can get some great homes here. Delran offers many homes with pride of ownership.
  5. Great Schools – The Delran school district was rated #6 in Best School Districts in 2019 by Niche.com. I loved growing up going to school in Delran and was so excited to move back so my children can have the same experience.

Cons

  1. Property Taxes – As most of us know, New Jersey has very high property taxes. My home is 2200 square feet, 4 bedrooms, and 2 full bathrooms on a fairly large lot. I paid $225,000 for it. The 2018 taxes were about $7500. That’s $625 a month going towards taxes. However, to think on a positive note, that pays our teachers, police officers, fire department, etc. and the services provided are always outstanding.
  2. Older Homes – Sure, there are newer homes being built in Delran but most of them are at least 50 years old. This can be of concern if the home wasn’t taken care of or updated. When you are searching Delran Homes for Sale just keep this in mind. Sometimes a fresh coat of paint and minor repairs can go a long way, but if the house needs electric or plumping updated it could get pricey. I always recommend getting a home inspection.
  3. Snow – Yes, you will most likely be shoveling snow off of your driveway and sidewalks. And don’t forget cleaning it off of your car in the morning.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Delran, please contact me. I’d love to help you fulfill your real estate needs.

Weichert Realtors
Charles “Jason” Bechtold, Realtor®
Call or Text: 732-306-7971
Office: 609-386-0066
JasonBechtoldRealtor@gmail.com


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