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Old 05-09-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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Ok, I need some serious advice. I'm going crazy with brokers in Manhattan....

I'm thinking about moving to Jersey. I just took a job in West Nyack, and my boyfriend who I live with goes to law school in Queens. We need to find something that's do-able for both of us. I would like to be near nature, but still have an urban feel to the area. I would like to have a shorter commute to West Nyack, and have something that's do-able for him to Queens. Does anyone have any recommendations of areas to look into or any good apts? We can't afford too much because he's still in grad school. Any advice would be appreciated. Going crazy here.
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:25 PM
 
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Stay in West Nyack and let him do the commuting. The big issue is crossing the Hudson. There's no benefit in commuting to Queens from New Jersey as opposed to from West Nyack. Why both commute when you can just as well live close to your job?

Other advantages to staying in Nyack:
1) The cost of living and renting is cheaper than in Bergen County.
2) Maybe you could get by without your own car, just sharing one with your bf?
3) You won't have to file income tax returns for two states.
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:37 PM
 
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We live in Brooklyn right now.
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:38 PM
 
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Default Riverdale?

what about Riverdale in the Bronx? You can find some pretty cheap rentals with parking
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania & New Jersey
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Default Move to West Nyack

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We live in Brooklyn right now.
Then, I'd suggest that you move to West Nyack for the same reasons given in my earlier post. Forget New Jersey. Why should both of you commute?

And get out of the City. Why subject yourself to city income taxes when you won't be working there?
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:16 PM
 
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My boyfriend hates the idea of moving to the burbs. He loves the noise and culture of the city. I'm kind of the opposite.....blah. Not sure what to do, I finally found a place in between in an area that seems to be moving up and is 34 minutes for me and 21 for him. It's in Harlem....in a new doorman building. Seems nice, if he doesn't go for it, I'm going to consider finding a place I can afford on my own and he can come if he wants. I'm sick of doing everything for his career when he can't consider me. Sorry to get personal, need to vent after all day with brokers and a stubborn boyfriend.
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:32 PM
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Ok, I need some serious advice. I'm going crazy with brokers in Manhattan....

I'm thinking about moving to Jersey. I just took a job in West Nyack, and my boyfriend who I live with goes to law school in Queens. We need to find something that's do-able for both of us. I would like to be near nature, but still have an urban feel to the area. I would like to have a shorter commute to West Nyack, and have something that's do-able for him to Queens. Does anyone have any recommendations of areas to look into or any good apts? We can't afford too much because he's still in grad school. Any advice would be appreciated. Going crazy here.
Moving is pretty expensive (no matter where) not to mention painful. Why don't you stay where you are until your situation becomes more permanent? I mean, he is still in school and you guys are still dating. Let him finish school, propose and then you can find a more permanent place to live.
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