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Unread 10-09-2007, 11:06 AM
 
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Post Questions about Madison, Summit, Chatham, Shorthills Areas??

I have recently moved to the NJ/NYC area. As of now I am staying in Manhattan near times square in my companies corporate hotel. Coming from a college town in Florida, I have decided this is too much excitement for me already in that area. I will be working out of an office in Times Square as well as the Prudential Center in downtown Newark. I am not here foreever so I am looking to rent an apartment in the area of Madison, Summit, CHatham or SHorthills. Those towns all seem to be on the PATH system (Midtown Train)??? that heads into manhattan and Newark. I was wondering if anyone could lend some local knowledge into this area of New Jersey.

I am 23 yrs old, so I would still like to be around a younger generational gap. Shopping, Restaurants, Transportation, safety, entertainment etc. I am leaning towards Madison or Chatham. Any helpful information would be greatly appreciated. I am not married and no Kids, so cost of living is not a problem, schools also don't really affect my decision. I LOVE the city here in NYC, especially the Hell's Kitchen area... I LOVE MY FOOD.

I have an Italian background, I have talked to Apartment Realtors and that seems to be a big deal in the madison area atleast. Also: any insider info on available apartments or GREAT complexes in the area is also appreciated.

Thanks

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Unread 10-10-2007, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ/Amagansett, NY
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The towns you mentioned are all pretty much, "family towns". Summit probably has the closest thing to a night life that a single person would like.
Hoboken, Montclair, or Morristown might be a better choice. Morristown would be more of a commute though.
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Unread 10-10-2007, 03:54 PM
 
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Agree with eskmd. Those are really amazing towns to live in. I especially love Chatham. But these are the suburbs and Short Hills, for example doesen't have any apts. Millburn does which is next door. Madison, with Fairleigh and the College of St. Elizabeth nearby may be a consideration, but given your background and love of food Hoboken or Montclair sound ideal.
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Unread 10-10-2007, 05:16 PM
 
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Hoboken is the closest town to Manhattan as ou can get... I live right by hoboken about 5 minutes away... its got shops restaurants and night clubs like u wouldnt believe...
the Path station gets u to 33rd st in 10 minutes. and to SUmmit in about 40 minutes straight one way..
Summit is more family oriented than anything else... Nothing much to do there....lot of cute women though i'd say.. Ive worked in that town as welll so
hoboken is a costly town to live in though...save up.
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Unread 10-10-2007, 09:57 PM
 
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Check out Hoboken. great city for singles, lots of manhatten professionals, easy commute to midtown. you can also get a train and "reverse commute" to Newark. Chatham, madison and Millburn/Short Hills are bedroom communities for NY commuters especially Wall Street. Although Madison is a 'college town' also having Drew University, Farleigh Dickinson and Collge of St Elizabeth (actually in neighboring town). A few hang out taverns but very low key.
check out Hoboken. check Craig's list for apartments and people looking for roomamtes if you would considre that. since your not going to be long it could be a good way to keep costs down and not be locked in to a long term comittment.
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Unread 10-11-2007, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
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Go to Red Bank in Monmouth county
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