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Old 11-11-2012, 08:12 PM
 
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Hi, I am graduating from university in December and got a job in East Hanover, NJ. I am not sure where to live and I need to decide soon. I'm between Hoboken and Morristown. Hoboken seems more appealing since I have a lot of friends in Manhattan, but Morristown is much closer to work and I'm thinking it might be cheaper. It also is easy to get to NYC from there.

Not originally from NJ so any advice would be great!
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:41 PM
 
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Hoboken to East Hanover is a ridiculous commute.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:10 PM
 
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Hi, I am graduating from university in December and got a job in East Hanover, NJ. I am not sure where to live and I need to decide soon. I'm between Hoboken and Morristown. Hoboken seems more appealing since I have a lot of friends in Manhattan, but Morristown is much closer to work and I'm thinking it might be cheaper. It also is easy to get to NYC from there.

Not originally from NJ so any advice would be great!

This is an easy one....Morristown, hands down. Since you will be traveling 5 days a week to your job in East Hanover or Florham Park (not sure where you will actually be working as your subject line indicated Florham Park, but the body of your post says East Hanover) your commute from Morristown will be quite painless. Whereas the commute from Hoboken to EH or FP will be long and frustrating (over an hour each way). Add to that the parking situation in Hoboken, and the fact that there is no way to take a train from Hoboken to either FP or EH it really will not be a good idea. Besides, the time you will be spending with your friends in Manhattan will mostly be weekends, and Morristown provides you will easy access via the midtown direct trains. (60/65 minutes) You should also know that the expense of commuting from Hoboken will be steep, and since street parking in Hoboken is such a nightmare, you'd likely have to also have to find & pay for an off street accommodation as well as the much higher cost of car insurance in Hoboken. Don't get me wrong, I love, love, love Hoboken, it just is not a realistic option for your circumstances.

KoalaNJ
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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Do Morristown. Live in convenience to where you work. If you want to hang out in Hoboken or the city you can always take a ride over there.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:10 PM
 
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Morristown. Hoboken to East Hanover will be annoying. I live in Florham Park but I have a toddler and another one on the way. It is great for where I am in my life now but I would never live here as a 20 something grad.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:14 AM
 
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I know plenty of people who lived in Hoboken/Jersey City and made the commute to the Morristown/Parsippany area just fine. Personally i prefer Morristown, but if going into NYC alot is important to you, then Hoboken is the better (and more expensive) choice. If you're only going to Hoboken/NYC once or twice a month, then clearly Morristown would be better.
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