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Old 04-22-2008, 08:15 AM
 
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My husband and I are possibly relocating for his job which will be in Manhattan. We currently live in the Washington DC area. We are looking for ideas of where to live. We are in our mid-40s, no kids, very liberal, love yoga, community involvement, some green, places to walk around, fairly close in to the city, lots going on but also somewhat peaceful. Anything that is reasonably close to NY by train is a possibility. Can anyone recommend any really cool places to live in NJ?
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Hoboken sounds like what you are looking for...very hip..young and the path takes you into NYC.
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:19 AM
 
Location: GA
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Another possibility is Montclair.
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:20 AM
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Location: Southeast of the Northwest Territories
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Perhaps New Brunswick...young, lots going on, train to NYC, etc
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Maplewood/South Orange is a great area, lots of parks, very friendly community, on the direct line to NYC.
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Belmar, NJ (DJ'ais Resident)
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Westfield is one of my favorite towns in NJ. It is expensive and a bit uppity but a great city by all means. Clean, very safe, nice and it has a train station. If you could afford to buy in Westfield, go for it.
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:02 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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Maplewood/South Orange is a great area, lots of parks, very friendly community, on the direct line to NYC.
Based on your comments about what you're looking for, I second veuvegirl - Maplewood & South Orange may be a good fit for you
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:49 AM
 
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I say take a look at Englewood its very close to Manhattan cool little main street with lots to do.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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All of these are good suggestions. If you want more urban and VERY close to NYC, then look into Hoboken. Think of it as something like Park Slope or even Greenwich Village (or in DC area terms, Georgetown meets Adams Morgan). If you want something a little quieter/suburban but with a vibrant small town downtown, Montclair, Maplewood, and South Orange will be great places. Each of the latter towns has downtown areas with restaurants, cafes, an "arts" presence of some type or another, and great parks in and around town. All three are close to large "mountain" reservations where there are hiking/cycling trails and great highland views of the metro region. All three also have train and bus access to NYC.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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All of these are good suggestions. If you want more urban and VERY close to NYC, then look into Hoboken. Think of it as something like Park Slope or even Greenwich Village (or in DC area terms, Georgetown meets Adams Morgan). If you want something a little quieter/suburban but with a vibrant small town downtown, Montclair, Maplewood, and South Orange will be great places. Each of the latter towns has downtown areas with restaurants, cafes, an "arts" presence of some type or another, and great parks in and around town. All three are close to large "mountain" reservations where there are hiking/cycling trails and great highland views of the metro region. All three also have train and bus access to NYC.
a suburban town with an urban feel (if thats possible)-------> Morristown NJ.
Good restaurants , shopping and nightlife in a cool downton area. Bars and restaurants around the green are alot of fun. There are nice new apartments and condos alll walking distance to the green. Train to NYC right there as well.
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