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Old 06-30-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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hmm... i'm guessing with 2 kids you're going to want a 3BR. i think it's going to be tough to find a 3BR in a nice area for 1500 or less. nobody seems to have mentioned this....
A two bedroom will be fine for now, they are both boys and young. They don't really need their own rooms.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Weehawken, NJ
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I believe the train ride into the city from rahway is about 45 min. Im not sure what your budget is but right now but im guessing we are overpaying for a place in linden (1500 w/utilities) and could probably get something comparable in montclair. My issue is finding a diverse city with other YOUNG families. it seems like we will have to choose between a place that has alot of young people versus somewhere with older families. Granted we had a child much too young but i would love to find a place where people have kids in there late 20s early 30s that is affordable. im living in la la land though
I would have thought there would be alot of communities with young people that have families.
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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I have been browsing through this forum for a while now researching different communities in New Jersey in the NYC area. I've heard about some good communities on here as well as reading the page about them on wikipedia. The problem is that most people ask about good neighborhoods to buy a house or condo in, I am more looking to rent a townhouse, apartment, or house. I have a young familiy we are both in our early to mid twenties and our oldest child of two is going to be five. The communities that seem interesting to me are(sorry there are so many) Montclair, Summit, Union, Cranford, South Orange, Clifton, Passaic, Rutherford, East Rutherford, Maplewood, Harrison, Hoboken, Weehawken, Edgewater, Secaucus, Fort Lee, West New York, Union City, Cliffside Park, and Morristown(eventhough it seems like it may be too far.) I am looking for a realitively safe middle class or working class community that has good transportation to NYC, I would prefer train but I guess bus will do too, and not be too expensive. Since my kids are young I am only slightly concerned with school districts mainly just elementary. I liked what I heard so far about these places and want to know the positives and negatives of them and which ones best fit what I am looking for or if anyone knows of another town that would fit. All info will be helpful.
Doria, I'd take Passaic, West New York and Union City off your list, they are high crime and bad schools and I don't think it's a great place to raise a child. I am not fond of E. Rutherford either. Some of the towns you mention have far better schools, but you'll pay a lot more in rent too...

I would also consider Lyndhurst, Rutherford, Wood-Ridge, Hasbrouck Heights.
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