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Old 07-05-2007, 11:15 AM
 
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Hi everyone,

I am very happy that I stumbled onto this forum, there's a lot of great information here.

So here's my situation:

I've recently graduated college in NYC, and am now working at Rutgers University. The friends i'd like to live with, however, are working in NYC. I've decided that I'd like to stay in the NYC area, as my girlfriend is still in school there and I might work part-time at a lab at my old school. I've come to terms with a long commute, right now i'm commuting from my parents house to rutgers, which is at least an hour by car (thank god i have a hybrid).
I've been looking for a place with my friends on the jersey side in Hudson county.

With all that said, i guess i'm trying to find a place with easy public transportation access to NYC (PATH, HBLR, etc) and still be able to get a car out of there without losing my mind in terrible traffic. We're looking for a relatively nice neighborhood, but as long as its safe we'd be willing to live anywhere. Any suggestions?

Tough one, I know. Thanks a bunch for the help.
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Old 07-05-2007, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Hi everyone,

I am very happy that I stumbled onto this forum, there's a lot of great information here.

So here's my situation:

I've recently graduated college in NYC, and am now working at Rutgers University. The friends i'd like to live with, however, are working in NYC. I've decided that I'd like to stay in the NYC area, as my girlfriend is still in school there and I might work part-time at a lab at my old school. I've come to terms with a long commute, right now i'm commuting from my parents house to rutgers, which is at least an hour by car (thank god i have a hybrid).
I've been looking for a place with my friends on the jersey side in Hudson county.

With all that said, i guess i'm trying to find a place with easy public transportation access to NYC (PATH, HBLR, etc) and still be able to get a car out of there without losing my mind in terrible traffic. We're looking for a relatively nice neighborhood, but as long as its safe we'd be willing to live anywhere. Any suggestions?

Tough one, I know. Thanks a bunch for the help.
Well Jersey City comes to mind or Hoboken but decent areas are going to cost $$$$$$$

Bayonne perhaps not sure how much cheaper it would be
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:50 PM
 
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I know jersey city is hit or miss... what are the better sections? Which should I avoid?
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Old 07-05-2007, 01:13 PM
 
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Also separately, does anyone have any idea how bad the traffic is going to be on I-95 southbound during rush hour in that area?
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Old 07-05-2007, 04:45 PM
 
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Turnpike southbound in the 6:30-7:30 range is not too bad. I did it for about a year and a half (Port Imperial in West New York) to Sayreville and my commute was about 40 minutes.

Actually, you might consider Port Imperial. There are many apartments, the light rail is right there, as well as the ferry to NYC. I loved living there.

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