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Old Yesterday, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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You need to provide more information, particularly your realistic budget for rent. In NJ, the best towns would be those on or near the border that have easy access to the NY Thruway. Mahwah, Ramsey, Oakland.

Out of curiosity, why NJ instead of Rockland or Orange Counties? You'll have to file income taxes in two states. (NY is higher and what you pay to them will generally be credited against NJ.)
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If I stayed in nyc I would be paying 3000 a month in rent and I'm sure that any of these towns would be less than that. I just need a 1 bed apt or townhome. I do not care about paying double taxes, I am looking for a place that will have optimal quality of life. My preference would be a place that offers walkable neighborhoods with coffee shops and window shopping. I'd like to be on a train line because I do not want to deal with driving to the city . I am willing to tolerate a longer daily commute if it means I have a shorter weekend commute as I have many friends in the city, but I cant tolerate a commute longer than 45 min.
That really didn't answer my question as to why you aren't looking in Rockland or Orange, bolded above.

When you say you can't tolerate a commute of more than 45 minutes, do you mean to work?
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Old Yesterday, 09:22 PM
 
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That really didn't answer my question as to why you aren't looking in Rockland or Orange, bolded above.

When you say you can't tolerate a commute of more than 45 minutes, do you mean to work?
Yes I mean to work. I asked about NY places in the New York forum. I thought that people in New York might not be familiar with all the NJ towns on the the NJ transit line which is why I posted an NJ-specific thread in the New Jersey forum.

If there are nice walkable neighborhoods in towns in Rockland or Orange county that are on a train to New York and commutable to Middletown, I would be interested in those as well.
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Old Today, 08:47 AM
 
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I would say live around Cornwall or Middletown (you mentioned that you will be at both work sites equally) and find your way to NYC from there

If you haven't already, I would take a drive up there, go to Cornwall and then Middletown, so you can get a feel for how big it is up there and how the roads are and how empty it feels. I know myself, I tend to think that things "up there" are close by because I live in Northern NJ but they are really not.

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