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Old 06-15-2017, 06:46 AM
 
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Hi,
Can you please suggest a place to rent an 2 bed room apartment for family of two adults and one toddler from where a good school, easy connectivity by train and easy access to shopping is ensured obviously in safe environment.
My work location zip is 07030 (Hoboken).
Average income 80,000 - 90,000.
Duration around one year as of now.
Child will go to PK-4, K (if we stay longer) Public School


My colleagues stay in Parsippany (longer distance, bus only, have family friends, more public pre-schools?) and Edison (shorter distance, train, only two public pre-schools on lottery, great elementary school).


I am open to other locations too (Princeton Junction, short hill, east orange, etc).


Thanks.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:04 AM
 
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My colleagues stay in Parsippany (longer distance, bus only, have family friends, more public pre-schools?) and Edison (shorter distance, train, only two public pre-schools on lottery, great elementary school).
I am open to other locations too (Princeton Junction, short hill, east orange, etc).
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.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:07 AM
 
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Reminds me of that time I was trying to decide between a Honda Civic and an Aston Martin
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:09 AM
 
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Didn't you eventually buy the Camaro?
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:11 PM
 
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haha...good comparison...i am sorry that I could not narrow down in the first go...
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Old 06-15-2017, 01:18 PM
 
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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 am sorry that I did not add more specifics.

Housing budget - Max $1500
Commute time - Max 1 hr - 1hr 15 min
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Old 06-15-2017, 03:04 PM
 
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I am sorry that I did not add more specifics.

Housing budget - Max $1500
Commute time - Max 1 hr - 1hr 15 min
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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Old 06-16-2017, 06:11 AM
 
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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
Thank for the info sir. Yes, I am ok to go up another $200. Rent Budget - $1500 - $1800.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:36 AM
 
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Next question where is the commute to and how often, etc?
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:14 AM
 
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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.
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