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Old 10-01-2007, 05:08 PM
 
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My husband was relocated and we have been looking for housing in New Jersey. However, it is so expensive. We are moving from Texas and have a six year old daughter and dog.

We are planning on renting since we don't plan on staying forever. We are having trouble finding a place to rent with the dog that doesn't want half a fortune. My question is should we continue looking in New Jersey or perhaps Pennsylvania?

I am looking for a place that has nice schools, dog friendly, and the commute to NYC would not kill him. Sometimes he goes once a week, sometimes four times a week. We need to move in the next few weeks. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:22 PM
 
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Where is the job? That makes a difference!
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:25 PM
 
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He works from home and travels a territory. Sometimes he goes to various parts of Jersey, NY, or Philly. So we need to be central.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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He works from home and travels a territory. Sometimes he goes to various parts of Jersey, NY, or Philly. So we need to be central.
then PA is a no brainer, lower taxes and housing costs, look at yardley pa
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:01 AM
 
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Yardley is pretty terrible for commuting to NYC however. You'd have to go to Trenton,NJ and get the train. Its a long train ride from Trenton, well over an hour.
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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Have you considered central Jersey?

You are half way to NY and PA also schools are pretty good.
Do your research on the town before you pick.
Good Luck
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Check out Plainsboro. It is centrally located, there are many condos/townhomes for rent, the school district is top-rated, and there is plenty to do in the area.
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Rahway N.J
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My husband was relocated and we have been looking for housing in New Jersey. However, it is so expensive. We are moving from Texas and have a six year old daughter and dog.

We are planning on renting since we don't plan on staying forever. We are having trouble finding a place to rent with the dog that doesn't want half a fortune. My question is should we continue looking in New Jersey or perhaps Pennsylvania?

I am looking for a place that has nice schools, dog friendly, and the commute to NYC would not kill him. Sometimes he goes once a week, sometimes four times a week. We need to move in the next few weeks. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Check out central jersey
we have a few that are still affordable as far as rent goes
If you need any help send me a pm
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:30 AM
 
Location: NJ
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What time of the day does he leave for NY?

I'm down in Browns Mills, the taxes are very cheap, less then $3,000 last year

Depending on how he gets to NY & time of day, it can be a bit of a commute, but then again it all depends on what you can afford also. Getting to Philly is not a bad commute. I'm pretty sure there is a bus that goes to NY on Rt 70, there's a train station in Toms River & Trenton.
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:40 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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What time of the day does he leave for NY?

I'm down in Browns Mills, the taxes are very cheap, less then $3,000 last year

Depending on how he gets to NY & time of day, it can be a bit of a commute, but then again it all depends on what you can afford also. Getting to Philly is not a bad commute. I'm pretty sure there is a bus that goes to NY on Rt 70, there's a train station in Toms River & Trenton.
I second Browns Mills. That's an excellent choice. It's one of the few areas that is still reasonably affordable, and is centrally located. That said, the frequency of commute into NYC is a major factor. If the poster says "Sometimes 4x a week" then I would consider limiting my search northward. I think these folks need to establish the frequency of where he is to travel within his territory before a town is recommended.
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