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Old 10-24-2019, 05:27 PM
 
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Hi,

New here! Im looking for a rural-ish town in NJ with an under commute time of 2 hours one way to NYC. We've been on the hunt for a home and really like the Sussex area, but not sure if google maps is giving us a realistic commute time. I would really appreciate all the help I can get here...Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-24-2019, 06:58 PM
 
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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Thanks Mightyqueen for the heads up....

Where are you coming from?
Brooklyn, NY

Why are you moving?
Change in scenery...longing for country living.

Where will you be working? If NYC, what part of NYC?
Working in Brooklyn

Will you buy or rent?
Rent

What is your budget ?
up to 3000/month

What kind of place are you looking for?
Rural or at least rural-ish

Will anyone (spouse, children, pets) be moving with you?
Spouse

Do you need/want good public schools?
no children

Briefly describe the kind of neighborhood you'd like to live in
Rural or at least rural-ish, mature, artsy

List three things that are important to you in order of importance.
1. Rural
2. Not too long of a commute
3. Community atmosphere
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:23 PM
 
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Almost anywhere in Southern Monmouth and nearby Ocean counties. I live in Howell, and I would say it fits your requirements.
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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Is this a daily commute? 2 Hours 1 way is a brutal commute but there are some people I know in our area who do it, were in Jefferson Township. Hardyston to Penn Station via the 194 bus line is about 90 minutes if you catch the first 2 buses, after that traffic starts to build up. However, if it rains, snows, or any accidents it’s a 3 hour journey
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:29 PM
 
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You want rural but commuting to Brooklyn? Go look in eastern Suffolk County on Long Island or get a new job. Even that commute will majorly suck. Not to be crass and rude, but considering a Sussex County to Brooklyn commute? What the hell is wrong with people?
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:23 PM
 
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Sussex County to Brooklyn is absolutely insane. Just to put things in perspective, I know a guy that commutes from Hardyston (Sussex County) to Newark and it generally takes him about 90 minutes. Tack on an additional 60-90 minutes and you're looking at close to 3 hours to Brooklyn.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:41 PM
 
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Commuting to Brooklyn for work. Would prefer a rural setting for our living situation. Google Maps indicated sussex county was 90 minutes from Brooklyn (one way). I wanted to check if its really that from people who would know. We plan on at least a 3-4 times a week commute. We really do mind a solid 1.5 hr commute one way, but anything more would be too much for us.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:45 PM
 
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Almost anywhere in Southern Monmouth and nearby Ocean counties. I live in Howell, and I would say it fits your requirements.
Thanks Bobspez! We'll definitely check these out.
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:09 PM
 
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Commuting to Brooklyn for work. Would prefer a rural setting for our living situation. Google Maps indicated sussex county was 90 minutes from Brooklyn (one way). I wanted to check if its really that from people who would know. We plan on at least a 3-4 times a week commute. We really do mind a solid 1.5 hr commute one way, but anything more would be too much for us.
Yeah, it’s 90 minutes...if you leave at 3:00 AM.
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