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Old 12-31-2012, 10:29 PM
 
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Hi,

Looking to move closer to work and get out of parents house. Have a good job currently, but might move to another one soon. Current job: Fort Lee NJ (drive to work), new job either in Jersey City, Weehawken, or near WTC. Single male, tiny apartment is OK, don't really need space.

Budget ~2300/mo.

I've looked at Jersey City (paulus hook area) and it's nice, but all the apartments seem to have the same complaints when reading review online, like paperthin walls, poor insulation, bad property management, etc.
I'm now thinking a bit more suburban, where I can drive around easily enough, with the option of taking NJTransit rail.

Ideally, somewhere where the ride to Hoboken is <50 minutes, and the drive to Fort Lee is 30-40 minutes.
Doing the geography, it seems driving via Route 80 is fast and without tolls, but the trains are slower.
Right now driving on 24 / 78 / 95 is very exhausting going to work every day.

Most of my looking has been via apartment bldg websites/craigslist, which generally gives you giant tower complexes or basement apts. I think i'm missing out on condo rentals or something that wouldn't necessarily have its own website or advertise on craigslist.

A place such as Spring Ridge in Bernards Twp seems very nice and suburban, just too bad it's a bit far out west.


Thanks and happy new year!


Where are you coming from? - New Providence
Why are you moving? - Closer to work, not live with parents anymore.
Where will you be working ? If NYC, what part of NYC? - Currently Fort Lee, next job maybe near a PATH/LightRail station in Weehawken/JerseyCity/NYC.

Will you buy or rent? - Rent
What is your budget ? - 2300/month
What kind of place are you looking for ? - Decent/luxury apartment, with ample parking. Not in a crummy neighborhood. Would prefer suburban location < 30min to Hoboken.

Will anyone (spouse, children, pets) be moving with you ? - No
Do you need/want good public schools? - No

Briefly describe the kind of neighborhood you'd like to live in - Places with single women

List three things that are important to you in order of importance.
1. Decent public transportation (rail preferred, don't want bus really) within walking distance OR one with a parking lot that isn't full after 8AM and doesn't charge several hundred per year.
2. On-site parking for apartment.
3. Apartment complex that doesn't have crap ratings on the usual review sites.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:32 PM
 
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Well, suburban towns aren't known for their single women, alas. But aside from that small issue, West Orange, South Orange, Montclair, Harrison (more urban, also I think all the new stuff is fully rented out), East Rutherford (also Rutherford except it's a dry town), and Clifton come immediately to mind.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:09 AM
 
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Edgewater has tons of inventory. I don't know the ins and outs of every complex but I'm sure a good RE agent does.
Englewood has some new luxury complexes but is not near any train routes. It would, however, be a very short car commute to your work.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:18 AM
 
Location: East Rutherford, NJ
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Well, suburban towns aren't known for their single women, alas. But aside from that small issue, West Orange, South Orange, Montclair, Harrison (more urban, also I think all the new stuff is fully rented out), East Rutherford (also Rutherford except it's a dry town), and Clifton come immediately to mind.
With OP's budget they could definitely grab a place at Avalon Rutherford Station. It's directly across the street from the train station which is 2 stops to Hoboken.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Edgewater and the Port Imperial area might be a good fit. Close to Fort Lee and trains from the Port Imperial light rail station go to Hoboken and Jersey City.
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