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Old 06-02-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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I am from Livingston and work right next to Edison. Edison is much more crowded and run-down than Livingston. You get few of the benefits of a populated area (no real downtown) and many of the negatives (loud, noisy, traffic). Livingston is expensive, but it is EXTREMELY quiet and traffic-less for its distance from Manhattan (20 miles vs more like 30 for Edison). Livingston itself has little to do, but is very close and an easy ride to places such as Morristown, Montclair, South Orange with a lot more going on. Edison is near New Brunswick if being near a college town interests you, but you might hit a lot of traffic if you want to drive to New Brunswick at certain times of the day. Both towns have large Asian populations, but Edison's is higher and includes more South Asians.

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Old 06-02-2008, 03:12 PM
 
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I am from Livingston and work right next to Edison. Edison is much more crowded and run-down than Livingston. You get few of the benefits of a populated area (no real downtown) and many of the negatives (loud, noisy, traffic). Livingston is expensive, but it is EXTREMELY quiet and traffic-less for its distance from Manhattan (20 miles vs more like 30 for Edison). Livingston itself has little to do, but is very close and an easy ride to places such as Morristown, Montclair, South Orange with a lot more going on. Edison is near New Brunswick if being near a college town interests you, but you might hit a lot of traffic if you want to drive to New Brunswick at certain times of the day. Both towns have large Asian populations, but Edison's is higher and includes more South Asians.

Jason
Livingston has about 15% total Asians, with the Chinese being most at 7%. Edison has about 28% Asians, but the vast bulk of that in this case are Indians (17%). In fact, many movie houses in that area (inc Piscataway) cater to Indians with Indian movies. My favorite cinema, which is in Edison at Oak Tree Rd, has Indian food in the food stands instead of hotdogs (very good food too, one a spicy potato dish). Oh, yeah, Edison also has a Korean mayor who shamelessly courts the Asian community there.

Edison has Kanman for grocery shopping, in Rt 1, not sure what Livingston has...Probably the Food Center in Rt 10?
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:15 PM
 
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Unless your comparing Livingston with North Edison, they are very different towns. Edison is mostly middle class (with the exception of the northern part of town) and Livingston is upper-middle to upper class. Edison is also huge, especially compared to Livingston. Both towns are great, none the less.

Besides, I think the OP made his/her decision a looooong time ago. I posted for the heck of it.

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