"Space to spread out but..."
One can get a sizable lot of land for less, especially if you are willing to live outside the newer developments and buy an older home. The cars have a tendency to speed and you will have the occasional teenager attempting to brag about their stereo system and loud engine. Easily accessible local shopping- township restricts franchised stores, so you will encounter all ma-and-pa commerce. Interesting juxtaposition of small shops, commuting professional homes, horse farms and wheat fields- only 45 minutes from Manhattan. NJ Transit bus at the corner. Route 9, route 18, and the NJ turnpike are a few short miles away.