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Old 06-16-2017, 12:01 PM
 
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Next question where is the commute to and how often, etc?
it is weekdays commute to 221 river street Hoboken.
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Old 06-16-2017, 12:12 PM
 
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it is weekdays commute to 221 river street Hoboken.
I prob missed the Hoboken part, note you can take various trains meaning NJ Transit or a PATH train which is half outdoors half underground, the PATH runs from NJ to Manhattan NYC several stops fyi.
Depends then on walk distance or parking etc.
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Old 06-16-2017, 12:13 PM
 
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Thats only a block or two from subways (PATH) and trains,,,

https://www.google.com/maps/place/22...!4d-74.0277895
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:54 PM
 
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Thats only a block or two from subways (PATH) and trains,,,

https://www.google.com/maps/place/22...!4d-74.0277895
True. Thanks for the info...
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:51 PM
 
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The statewide average for the rental of a 2 bedroom apartment is a bit more than $1,400, but that average figure includes remote areas of South Jersey where the rents tend to be much cheaper, as well as ghetto areas that are generally not safe or desirable.
If you want to have a decent selection of 2 bedroom apartments in a community that is safe, has easy access to NJ Transit trains, and has a good school system, I would suggest that you increase your budget by $200-$300 per month.

Take a look at this very recent article:
An average N.J. resident needs to make this much to afford a 2-bedroom apartment | NJ.com
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Your kid is really young and it sounds like you don't plan on sticking around for longer than a year or two. It may make sense to concentrate on commute times to Hoboken and safety rather than schools, since schools in NJ are generally good.

NJ TRANSIT Rail Lines Map

Check out that map. The Main/Bergen County Line and the Pascack Valley Line have a lot of options for direct trains to Hoboken. Of those, the only ones I would NOT recommend for someone in your position and your budget are Paterson, Passaic, and maybe Garfield (although Garfield is not as bad as the other two). Every other town is just fine as far as safety, but there is varying degree of quality in the school systems which will reflect in the price. Northern Bergen County (towns north of River Edge on the Pascack Valley Line and north of Hawthorne on the Main Line) tend to have the best schools.
Thank you so much for this info. I am researching -

# Main Line (not yet zeroed in on location that fits my budget, checking Glen Rock -through- Mahwah)

# Montclair-Boonton Line ((a)Lake Hiawatha - affordable, have a family friend, less than 10 minute drive to Boonton Station, direct train to Hoboken (b) Mountain Lakes - very expensive, very less rentals available).
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:05 AM
 
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Ok, i wanted to come back and provide an update...I could not find any immediate availability of apartments suiting my requirements in Lake Hiawatha/Mountain Lakes/Boonton/Montville/Parsipppany. I have moved into a apartment in Randolph Village (Randolph, NJ). The Morris-Essex line and Montclair-Boonton line have stops in Dover (~2 miles from apartment). Morris-Essex line frequency to Hoboken is higher than Montclair-Boonton line. Commute time ~ 1hr 20 minutes (can practically take it is 1.5 hours), direct train. Adjusting to the long commute is taking a bit of time, but is not bad - considering that I have to be in office four days a week.

The place itself is very much picturesque. Lot of forest, lot of great parks, Rockaway mall, Warthon, Morristown and Parsippany near by.

On the no-so-likable side, the place gives a feeling of being remote - not much population visible. On our second day in the apartment, we saw a big bear roaming the apartment complex (were scared to hell). It was not provocative though. We talked to several people after this incident and they indicated it as once in a year event. I am keeping a count :-)
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:53 PM
 
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Good to hear,, NJ is the most populated state so you're usually not that far away from anything unless you're really out there in the sticks like NW Sussex County or similar. That is a nice area. A relative of mine did similar a few years then bought a house in Bucks County PA since he works from home somehow.
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Old 08-03-2017, 05:18 PM
 
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East Brunswick Marlboro Old bridge for young children 45-55 min to NY by bus
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:08 AM
 
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Good to hear,, NJ is the most populated state so you're usually not that far away from anything unless you're really out there in the sticks like NW Sussex County or similar. That is a nice area. A relative of mine did similar a few years then bought a house in Bucks County PA since he works from home somehow.
Good to know. It seems to me that lot of people settle in Mountain Lakes and Montville after retirement. I was impressed with the ecosystem in these places.
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:13 AM
 
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Parsippany, Edison, Princeton Junction, Short Hills, and East Orange?
You are--literally--all over the map, and your list includes towns that are middle class, very affluent, and... mostly ghetto.

If you are looking for good schools and safety, you need to cross East Orange off your list immediately.
But--ultimately--if you want meaningful advice, you will need to post specifics regarding your housing budget and your desired commuting time.
I have now realized what you meant. For future considerations, I would now include Madison and Morristown on Morris-Essex line.
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