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Old 10-10-2007, 08:57 PM
 
Location: queens, ny
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Possibly considering moving to New Jersey instead of Florida. Is this a smart move? Also, I would prefer to live in a safe neighborhood that is relatively close to NYC where hubby and I work. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:05 AM
 
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Possibly considering moving to New Jersey instead of Florida. Is this a smart move? Also, I would prefer to live in a safe neighborhood that is relatively close to NYC where hubby and I work. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Well, if you're going to continue to work in NYC, I'd say it's a smart move- the commute from Florida would be terrible....lol.

It all depends on what you want. Florida's weather is obviously much different than NJ's. Housing prices in FL are lower than NJ (and so are salaries), but they're offset by insane homeowner's insurance costs.

What was it about Florida that drove you to look there, and why are you now considering NJ instead?

Bob
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:58 PM
 
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Possibly considering moving to New Jersey instead of Florida. Is this a smart move? Also, I would prefer to live in a safe neighborhood that is relatively close to NYC where hubby and I work. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Where in Florida are you considering? I'm in central Florida and planning to move back to Jersey in a few years.
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Old 10-13-2007, 08:47 PM
 
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Not sure of your price-range, etc., however, if proximity to NYC is key and you want to be really close -- check out the closest. IMO, I've always liked Edgewater and Fort Lee. It's certainly not for everyone. Englewood is a great town, very pricey.

As you move further south, west, etc. -- there are plenty of very nice areas. How close to NYC is close? What else are you looking for?
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:24 AM
 
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Do you have a budget?
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Old 10-14-2007, 07:02 AM
 
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If you don't have children, I'd suggest Hoboken.
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Old 10-14-2007, 10:58 AM
 
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If you are young don't come to Florida, at least not right now...Yeah, it's a buyer's market but until they figure out the tax base here and insurance, you are better off
staying up north especially if you both work..Jobs down here are a joke, Teachers get
paid next to nothing. Schools are just awful. Better off if you have children or intend to
have any educating them up north. College level is fine in Florida. N.J. towns I love are
Bridgewater, Bedminster, Summit, New Providence, Gillette....Trains run into Penn Station
or Hoboken and transfer to Path trains if you work downtown....Good luck
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:49 PM
 
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Hey man ...........If you have good budget ........goto Hoboken otherwise Jersey City is good option. Both places are closer to NYC and also public x'port is easily available.
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Old 10-15-2007, 02:20 AM
 
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Possibly considering moving to New Jersey instead of Florida. Is this a smart move? Also, I would prefer to live in a safe neighborhood that is relatively close to NYC where hubby and I work. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Many people I know moved to Florida moved back after a few Hurracane hits. The Greater Edison Area is 3rd safest area in NJ, according to Craigslist (http://newjersey.craigslist.org/search/rfs?query=edison&minAsk=min&maxAsk=max - broken link). postings. That is to say towns like Iselin, Metuchen, South Plainfield, Piscataway, ... etc are all very good choices.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:15 PM
 
Location: queens, ny
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the reason for florida was because of family. it would have been central florida. and then something life-changing happened (too long a story to tell here) so we decided to stay but couldn't afford houses in ny, so we considered jersey. thank you all for all the info on jersey and florida. it was very helpful. we have decided to stay in ny, and we have managed to find a house we love and will be able to afford. so everything worked out. thank you all for the support.
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