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Old 09-30-2019, 09:52 PM
 
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What intersection is this Container Park?
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When you see the giant preying mantis out front you'll know you're there.
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Old 10-04-2019, 08:08 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Just live somewhere in PA between Philly, and Trenton.
Second that. Plus, you might save on taxes living in PA.
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:37 PM
 
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Second that. Plus, you might save on taxes living in PA.

unless its philly or philly suburbs, PA sucks.


Easton seems to be gentrifying but I want to know where the money is coming from.


the lehigh valley needs rail service to both nyc and philly.
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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unless its philly or philly suburbs, PA sucks.


Easton seems to be gentrifying but I want to know where the money is coming from.


the lehigh valley needs rail service to both nyc and philly.
Not as much as New Jersey.
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:28 AM
 
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Most of Easton's money is coming from tourism. Like, half a million of them. The Crayola museum, a canal museum, the State Theatre, a lot of downtown businesses all chipped in and revitalized downtown.

That, then, led to additional grants from the state and so forth, which led to more restaurants, which led to more people which led to more revitalization, etc. and so forth. This has been happening slowly over 20 years, they didn't uncover a stone and find Abraham Lincoln's gold.
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Old 10-05-2019, 07:57 PM
 
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Most of Easton's money is coming from tourism. Like, half a million of them. The Crayola museum, a canal museum, the State Theatre, a lot of downtown businesses all chipped in and revitalized downtown.

That, then, led to additional grants from the state and so forth, which led to more restaurants, which led to more people which led to more revitalization, etc. and so forth. This has been happening slowly over 20 years, they didn't uncover a stone and find Abraham Lincoln's gold.
Lafayette College is expanding as well, both up on College Hill with new housing and also now extending towards downtown Centre Square as well with brand new arts buildings in recent years.
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Old 10-05-2019, 11:59 PM
 
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Not as much as New Jersey.

NJ is just fine
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:39 AM
 
Location: western NY
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Hey there,
So I recently got a job offer in Trenton..... I'm willing to commute up to an hour. I've heard good things about Hoboken and Jersey City, but they are a 90 minute commute from what it looks like and that seems a bit far. Any recommendation helps!
Yes, indeed, they are, as both of those cities are just over 60 miles from Trenton. That's a lot of time, added to your work day, every day. Secondly, if you're relocating from the west, you're probably not familiar with the potential snowy weather, we enjoy in the eastern states. If a blizzard should unexpectedly arrive, that 90 minute commute could easily turn into a 4-5 hour commute.


If you want the "Vegas experience", consider living near Atlantic City.






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NJ is just fine

It all depends on where you're at. I've lived in western NY for most of my life, as my father accepted a job transfer, back in the mid 50s, when I was quite young. However, I was born in Perth Amboy, and had many relatives there, for a long time. A cousin that I've stayed close with, all of our lives, recently left NJ, as she said she got tired of the hustle and bustle, the high cost of living, and the ever-increasing tax rate. She sold her house in Edison, and moved to Center Valley, PA, last year, after living in NJ for 66 years. If it was that "fine", I'm pretty sure that she and her husband wouldn't have pulled up stakes, after that many years.....
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