i live in Paterson Nj and it isnt what everyone thinks. the news channels only talk about the negativity which occurs in the middle of Paterson. the outline or outterside of Paterson isnt bad, its good. we have nice, big homes just like any other nice town. when your in Paterson you have to know where your going because every area isnt ghetto or bad. as i said before its only the middle area of Paterson that you would have to worry about and the people that live or be over in that area never leave out that area trust me. if you dont believe that Paterson has nice, big houses make a visit. mainly the nice big houses are over my Eastside Park and Pennigton Park. the high schools are good if your child goes there to do what they go there to do. every high school has bad influenced teens its up to your child to not follow that path. believe it our not the education there is good but you have to want to learn. i become upset when i see or hear people say paterson is a slum or its not a good place to live. that isnt true. when i get older i would move out of Paterson because i belive theres more out there than just Paterson even though there is nice areas in Paterson. by the way im only 15 years old and i attend John F. Kennedy high school complex S.E.T Academy.