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Old 05-30-2019, 07:43 PM
 
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Is there anywhere in New Jersey that has a completely chilled out pace of life. That is right next to NYC?

- No road rage
- Nobody in a rush
- No angry people in cars honking outside my window or racing to beat pedestrians on a crosswalk
- Definitely no crime
- Nothing like New York City, but just a train ride away?

I've been to Jersey City, Newark, Paramus, Patterson, Morristown and even Montclair and they miss the bar on all the above. Is there anywhere where I can have the same pace of life as the Midwest in the NYC area?

Some places I've been to that come close but still are not relaxed enough for my liking are: Franklin Lakes and Ramapo.

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Old 05-30-2019, 08:30 PM
 
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:57 PM
 
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Well Jersey City does call itself Chilltown lol.

Please definite “right next to NYC.” You are being unrealistic if you think you can find a slow pace of life within that orbit, whether in NJ, NY, or CT. Population density (and therefore traffic) make that pretty impossible. Newport in Jersey City is relatively tame, but I suspect that you won’t like being packed like a sardine on the PATH. Hoboken has a chill vibe to it, although it gets rowdy at night (and Sundays during football season) with the bars.

If you go out as far as Morristown and still think it’s too busy, I’d say you are out of luck. Maybe NJ is not for you. Any further than that, and you are getting quite far from NYC.
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:08 PM
 
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Is there anywhere in New Jersey that has a completely chilled out pace of life. That is right next to NYC?
You need to head to the swamp. New Vernon, Meyersville, Long Hill, etc.
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:11 PM
 
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:24 PM
 
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Is there anywhere in New Jersey that has a completely chilled out pace of life. That is right next to NYC?

- No road rage
- Nobody in a rush
- No angry people in cars honking outside my window or racing to beat pedestrians on a crosswalk
- Definitely no crime
- Nothing like New York City, but just a train ride away?

I've been to Jersey City, Newark, Paramus, Patterson, Morristown and even Montclair and they miss the bar on all the above. Is there anywhere where I can have the same pace of life as the Midwest in the NYC area?

Some places I've been to that come close but still are not relaxed enough for my liking are: Franklin Lakes and Ramapo.
Lol no...
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:51 PM
 
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You need to head to the swamp. New Vernon, Meyersville, Long Hill, etc.
Good advice, I’ve not visited these areas yet. Train access to NYC seems possible everyday for work.
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:06 PM
 
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Perhaps the Hackettstown area? It’s very bucolic out there, but still has direct train access to NYC. Not sure if they have express trains, mostly likely. Good luck!
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:41 PM
 
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You could look at Sussex County. No train, though. Buses.

New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the country. Let's be realistic. What you're looking for doesn't actually exist, of course, which you already know unless you live under a rock.

Besides the aforementioned Sussex County, another idea, if you really have your heart set on a train as the main mode of transportation, would be to look at the NJ Transit train line map and information (www.nj.transit.com) and start looking at the last stop on the line and towns near them. Make a list. Then go from there.
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Old 05-31-2019, 05:58 AM
 
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Is there anywhere in New Jersey that has a completely chilled out pace of life. That is right next to NYC?

- No road rage
- Nobody in a rush
- No angry people in cars honking outside my window or racing to beat pedestrians on a crosswalk
- Definitely no crime
- Nothing like New York City, but just a train ride away?

I've been to Jersey City, Newark, Paramus, Patterson, Morristown and even Montclair and they miss the bar on all the above. Is there anywhere where I can have the same pace of life as the Midwest in the NYC area?

Some places I've been to that come close but still are not relaxed enough for my liking are: Franklin Lakes and Ramapo.
Utopia, NJ

Let us know when you find it.
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