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Old 07-07-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Morris County
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My boyfriend and I currently live in Essex County, in West Orange, off of 280. We commute to Jersey City and occasionally NYC. It's the closest we can get, but it's still a drag. We are looking to move to the Morris County area, perhaps Rockaway, or Morris/Sussex border, as far as the Lake Hopatcong area.

I have heard that the commute from, say, Rockaway, is "bad" but HOW bad would you say? How long does it take to get from Morris County/Sussex County to Jersey City on a daily basis?

Thanks!!
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:00 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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My Friend told me 2hrs form around Hamburg to Jersey City. It can be bad , most people along that corridor take the Train or Bus to Urban Jersey / NYC.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:26 AM
 
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Obviously depends on time of departure. If you are willing to leave a bit earlier then the masses then you will have no issues.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:47 AM
 
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Obviously depends on time of departure. If you are willing to leave a bit earlier then the masses then you will have no issues.
I used to leave Denville between 6 and 6:15am. I would hit the Lincoln tunnel before 7 and have no traffic the whole way. If you get to the Lincoln any time after about 7:20 you are screwed......

At least in the morning you can leave early. If you are coming home the same time as every other Joe...that is a bigger headache IMO.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:28 AM
 
Location: NJ
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my husband leaves early enough (6:30am - and we're west of Lake Hopatcong) to pretty much sail right through 35 miles of 80. he generally leaves in the afternoon at 4pm and gets home around 4:50pm. of course this is barring any accidents.

if you're working in jersey city, depending where, you may want to look on the 78 corridor, the commute may be easier.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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My Friend told me 2hrs form around Hamburg to Jersey City. It can be bad , most people along that corridor take the Train or Bus to Urban Jersey / NYC.
Can't be everyone if you look at 80 around 8AM and then at around 5pm

Also if they are taking RT 23 down from Hamburg you have all the traffic lights to hold you up
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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As some mentioned it will depend on what time you travel. I leave Lk Hopatcong @ 6:15AM and barring any accidents I'm in WEst Caldwell right now by about 6:40 AM.. and that's the traffic lights in Parsippany & Pine Brook that hold me up as I have to get off 80....in September when schools are open I arrive closer to 7AM

Leave @ 3:30PM and I'm home by 4PM, again in September I'll get home between 4-4:15 PM
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Morris County
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Thanks! I have heard mixed things, and I just want to make sure we're not in for a nasty surprise...we will probably end up in the Rockaway area, but I don't know. Looking in areas on 78 might be a possibility too.
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Thanks! I have heard mixed things, and I just want to make sure we're not in for a nasty surprise...we will probably end up in the Rockaway area, but I don't know. Looking in areas on 78 might be a possibility too.
You may like Morristown. Has a fairly decent night life for the 30ish crowd
You do have that dastardly train in Morristown that you could take into Penn Station....from Morristown it would take about an hour or so..you can change for PATH but I'm not sure where, the train guru of the forum, Nexis, would be able to answer that
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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You may like Morristown. Has a fairly decent night life for the 30ish crowd
You do have that dastardly train in Morristown that you could take into Penn Station....from Morristown it would take about an hour or so..you can change for PATH but I'm not sure where, the train guru of the forum, Nexis, would be able to answer that
Ha , very funny. Just because you had one bad experience doesn't mean you can say every train is slow. Thats not true, and a lie. You can't change for the PATH form the Morris & Essex Network.
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