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Old 10-25-2007, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Metropolis
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Someone said Long Branch...already pretty "discovered." Hard to find a two bedroom decent condo there for under $500K already. And a long way til the schools are decent.
Perhaps if Long Branch, West Long Branch and Oceanport merged you would have a decent school district.
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Old 10-25-2007, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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I would not put Bayonne on that list. i could see why people like it because of an easy commute but there is zero property to be had. way too city-like for me.
I think zero to be had, the prices, etc. are all very relative. As far as the "city-like" living, that certainly isn't for everyone. Some love it, some don't, etc. I think there would also be people who wouldn't consider it city-like. From what I see, I think in the next 10 years, Bayonne could be similar to a Hoboken, or perhaps more like a Jersey City. Certain enclaves or sections may remain, stay the same, etc., but I think there are areas that will thrive and really take off.
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:33 PM
 
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I think Hackettstown is truly going to take off in the upcoming years. It is situated midway between the stable suburbanized area of Northeastern New Jersey and the rapidly-growing "new" suburbs in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and it's only a matter of time before growth pressures from each direction start to hit Sussex and Warren Counties as well. People will eventually realize that the added stress of commuting from Mt. Pocono, PA to NYC in order to save $50,000 from buying a home in Hackettstown truly isn't worth the strain it puts on one's family (and one's automobile for that matter). I did a photo tour of that town, and the downtown was pretty depressing. With some new streetscape enhancements, it can truly take off.
you are absolutely NUTS! every driven out that way during rush hour?
it could take you forever to get home. forever, and a day..
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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you are absolutely NUTS! every driven out that way during rush hour?
it could take you forever to get home. forever, and a day..
The rush hour drive/commute is probably brutal. I've seen Route 80 west traffic during rush hour -- scary. This area may not have the appeal that a much closer town/city would have, but it certainly could appeal to the commuter types who will utilize the current and future rail lines, trains, etc. Many people are mass transit commuter, many are not. I think there are areas like this that offer potential. The areas that offer "it all" -- like where you can drive much easier are going to be much more expensive. I guess we will soon see.
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:06 PM
 
Location: NJ
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you are absolutely NUTS! every driven out that way during rush hour?
it could take you forever to get home. forever, and a day..

it lightens up after Exit 34 for Rt 15. and nice of you to call him nuts.
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Old 10-27-2007, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Jersey Shore...
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I read recently 'West Carteret' is an Up and coming Town...
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Jersey Shore...
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I read recently 'West Carteret' is an Up and coming Town...
Also wanted to add 'KEANSBURG' which has a few articles about being 'Up and coming'...
Keansburg is the Gem of the Shore Area - [domain blocked due to spam]
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Asbury Park... its up and coming. Its still somewhat affordable, but the crime needs to come down
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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In looking at "hot" or "up and coming" towns, the important aspects always tend to center around the same attributes -- demographics, lifestyle issues (shopping, restaurants, etc. -- a "downtown" so to speak) , schools, commute and perhaps several others.

The commute aspect is an interesting one. As you move further south and west away from NYC, your commute options become limited. Even commuting to NYC from the majority of Bergen County can be difficult if you have little flexibility and must fit into "traditional" commute times. I've often looked at commute alternatives -- ferry's, trains, PATH, rails, and so on. The luxury "passenger buses" seem to be a bit more common now. I see more of them in Bergen County. I think the ferry's, from water points along the NJ coast line will become much more common. I would have thought we'd have more of them already.

Anyone know where the next ferry's into NYC are going in? Thanks to everyone for a great thread.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:40 AM
 
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Ferry under construction in Elizabeth..

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In looking at "hot" or "up and coming" towns, the important aspects always tend to center around the same attributes -- demographics, lifestyle issues (shopping, restaurants, etc. -- a "downtown" so to speak) , schools, commute and perhaps several others.

The commute aspect is an interesting one. As you move further south and west away from NYC, your commute options become limited. Even commuting to NYC from the majority of Bergen County can be difficult if you have little flexibility and must fit into "traditional" commute times. I've often looked at commute alternatives -- ferry's, trains, PATH, rails, and so on. The luxury "passenger buses" seem to be a bit more common now. I see more of them in Bergen County. I think the ferry's, from water points along the NJ coast line will become much more common. I would have thought we'd have more of them already.

Anyone know where the next ferry's into NYC are going in? Thanks to everyone for a great thread.
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