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Old 08-30-2018, 11:46 PM
 
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any thoughts on West Orange? I personally dont care for clubbing in NYC lol.. I live in Queens and only go to Manhattan to work. Id rather much have a bbq in my backyard with a cooler and invite the whole block over.
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Old 08-31-2018, 08:48 AM
 
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any thoughts on West Orange? I personally dont care for clubbing in NYC lol.. I live in Queens and only go to Manhattan to work. Id rather much have a bbq in my backyard with a cooler and invite the whole block over.
I have friends that live in South Orange. It's a nice area, good downtown and has the train to Manhattan. Don't know much about West Orange.
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Old 08-31-2018, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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any thoughts on West Orange? I personally dont care for clubbing in NYC lol.. I live in Queens and only go to Manhattan to work. Id rather much have a bbq in my backyard with a cooler and invite the whole block over.
West Orange is considered a nice place to live. (East Orange is NOT.) It seems to be the type of place where you could invite the block over.

There is a regular poster on this forum who lives in West Orange, IIRC, and I can't think of who it is. Do a search on West Orange in this forum and you will find some info.
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Old 08-31-2018, 01:10 PM
 
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If you plan to socialize in NYC, Hoboken is your only option. The 126 bus runs from Port Authority to Hoboken Terminal or the PATH train, but late at night both are infrequent and if you do board the PATH at 33rd St late at night, expect to be sitting on a full train for a while before it moves.

Most of the time you will end up having to order a $50 Uber unless you plan on waiting forever to get home, especially from the bus terminal.

$1500-$2000 wont get your own place in Hoboken, you'd need to share and you'd want to be as close to Washington St (where the bus runs) and the PATH station, as possible for getting home otherwise thats another Uber or long walk. Also expect to pay parking in the range of 200-300 a month unless you fight for street parking. Street parking in Hoboken is a nightmare at the best of times. Finally you'd be paying for an extra monthly pass for either PATH or bus on top of subway.

If I were you i'd stay in NYC if you will be doing all your hanging out there. Weigh up the cost of NYC vs everything I mentioned above and think about whether you are making the right choice.
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Old 09-04-2018, 07:28 AM
 
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If you plan to socialize in NYC, Hoboken is your only option. The 126 bus runs from Port Authority to Hoboken Terminal or the PATH train, but late at night both are infrequent and if you do board the PATH at 33rd St late at night, expect to be sitting on a full train for a while before it moves.

Most of the time you will end up having to order a $50 Uber unless you plan on waiting forever to get home, especially from the bus terminal.

$1500-$2000 wont get your own place in Hoboken, you'd need to share and you'd want to be as close to Washington St (where the bus runs) and the PATH station, as possible for getting home otherwise thats another Uber or long walk. Also expect to pay parking in the range of 200-300 a month unless you fight for street parking. Street parking in Hoboken is a nightmare at the best of times. Finally you'd be paying for an extra monthly pass for either PATH or bus on top of subway.

If I were you i'd stay in NYC if you will be doing all your hanging out there. Weigh up the cost of NYC vs everything I mentioned above and think about whether you are making the right choice.
OP, this is the only comment that makes sense. Sorry for all the other garbage people were posting about living in PA or further into NJ. It doesn't make sense. The person above wrote exactly what I would write as someone who lived in Hoboken and now lives further into NJ.
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:24 AM
 
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Hoboken is a good area to be in. Just near the train station and a safe area in general.
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:53 AM
 
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Not sure where the OP lives now but she should move to Queens or Brooklyn within a 15 minutes walk to subway. I doubt that he/she will save a lot of money by moving to the NJ areas that are close to Manhattan. And subway runs 24 hours although of course it is now having problems of its own. But I doubt it is much worse then PATH or NJT.
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:55 PM
 
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**I SOCIALIZE MOSTLY IN NYC SO IDC MUCH FOR THE PARTY LIFE IN NJ**
STAY WITHIN A METROCARD RIDE OF WHERE YOU PARTY.

That's the best advice anyone's going to give you on this. There's no point moving somewhere to save $300 on rent and then spend $300 on a train pass and Metrocard.

Get a roommate, scale down your expectations, check out the Bronx, whatever, but if you're socializing in NYC then simply stay within the five Boroughs, you're not saving anything moving to Jersey City or Hoboken.
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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STAY WITHIN A METROCARD RIDE OF WHERE YOU PARTY.

That's the best advice anyone's going to give you on this. There's no point moving somewhere to save $300 on rent and then spend $300 on a train pass and Metrocard.

Get a roommate, scale down your expectations, check out the Bronx, whatever, but if you're socializing in NYC then simply stay within the five Boroughs, you're not saving anything moving to Jersey City or Hoboken.
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:13 AM
 
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Go to Hoboken, find a nice place looking for roommates in same age category. Move to suburbs when you get married and have kids.
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