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Old 11-23-2015, 06:22 PM
 
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I've lived in Jersey my entire life. The past few months I've been back an forth between my home city (Newark) an Alexandria VA. I do eventually plan on moving to Alexandria, but it's not feasible for the next few years. I'm looking to move out of Newark an I'm wondering what everyone things is the better choice out of Roselle Park and Montclair. I'm familiar with both towns, I just don't live there. Roselle Park has quick access to Westfield which has a good selection of pubs, Montclair has it's own nightlife. Both have very easy access to trains to the city. With rent at roughly 1k in either town, whats the better choice here?
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:30 PM
 
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I would go with Montclair.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:32 PM
 
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Montclair without a doubt.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:29 AM
 
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Montclair and it's not even close. Rosella Park is a typical suburb, not the place for a 20s single.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:41 AM
 
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In Montclair you're paying taxes on schools you're not using. I'd consider neighboring Bloomfield instead for your rent to go further and you're closer to the city on the same train line.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:43 AM
 
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In Montclair you're paying taxes on schools you're not using. I'd consider neighboring Bloomfield instead for your rent to go further and you're closer to the city on the same train line.
The implication seems to be that OP is renting, meaning property taxes are a non issue.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:50 AM
 
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The implication seems to be that OP is renting, meaning property taxes are a non issue.
Not exactly. That's one of the reasons the rents are so high.
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:31 AM
 
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The implication seems to be that OP is renting, meaning property taxes are a non issue.
Oh great, I'll go tell my old landlord that I'd like all the parts of the rent back that went to pay taxes.

Just because you rent doesn't mean you're not paying property taxes, owners include those costs in the rent.
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:36 AM
 
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Oh great, I'll go tell my old landlord that I'd like all the parts of the rent back that went to pay taxes.

Just because you rent doesn't mean you're not paying property taxes, owners include those costs in the rent.
Again a nonissue. OP has stated about 1k in rent in either town. Now 1k might get him more in a lower tax town since landlords may take re tax into account when setting rent, but that's not the same as saying OP is paying real estate taxes when he is clearly isn't.
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:16 AM
 
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Again a nonissue. OP has stated about 1k in rent in either town. Now 1k might get him more in a lower tax town since landlords may take re tax into account when setting rent, but that's not the same as saying OP is paying real estate taxes when he is clearly isn't.
Sunshine, I don't think you get it. You can find a 1K apartment many places, but you're going to get a better apartment in a place where more of your rent goes to amenities instead of to paying local property taxes. Because your landlord's overhead is lower, they can afford better finishes or a larger space for the same money.

If you don't pay property tax when you rent, why does the state of New Jersey give you a credit on your taxes for it? NJ Division of Taxation - Income Tax - Property Tax Deduction/Credit
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