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Old 07-02-2008, 12:16 PM
 
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I just graduated from Rutgers in New Brunswick and I start work in downtown Newark. I would like to find a place that is cheap and yet nice. I am Asian American, so I would prefer a place that has more of an Asian population. But the most important thing is that I would like to have both a close commute to downtown Newark and be able to take a train/subway/bus over there. I have heard too many reasons not to live in downtown Newark - so that is out of the question. I was considering Jersey City, but rent is more expensive for a small place. So I was thinking about living in Harrison or South Orange. I don't really have that much experience with the area. I'm actually using Harrison's public library's computer and it's nice but the town seems like it's dead. So I need some help and I hope I could get some~ Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:25 PM
 
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Hi, I used to live in Nutley NJ - it's an easy commute to downtown Newark and it's a nice, safe little town. I lived in a condo complex that was on River Road, there are several and they are mostly rentals. The one I lived in had a large Asian population. Hope that helps you!
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:34 PM
 
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I just graduated from Rutgers in New Brunswick and I start work in downtown Newark. I would like to find a place that is cheap and yet nice. But the most important thing is that I would like to have both a close commute to downtown Newark and be able to take a train/subway/bus over there. I have heard too many reasons not to live in downtown Newark - so that is out of the question.
Look at downtown Rutherford's Park Avenue. They have a small, college educated, Asian popualce emerging in town. It's a very nice town.

3 transit options for you from Rutheford
1. BUS #76 to Newark (Broad St. and Penn Sta).
2. BCL Train to Hoboken, change to Broad St.
3. BCL Train to Secaucus, change to Penn Station.

ALSO Lyndhurst/North Arlington (NA) just down Ridge Rd. from Rutherford are OK. Kingsland is the train depot on Ridge Rd near Lyndhurst/NA border.

3 mass transit options for you from Kingsland.
1. BUS #76 to Newark (Broad St. and Penn Sta).
2. ML Train to Hoboken, change to Broad St.
3. ML Train to Secaucus, change to Penn Station.

Hope this helps. Good luck (and congrads on graduation).
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Old 07-14-2008, 10:33 PM
 
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anyone have any more suggestions??
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:59 AM
 
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Check out Harrison, nice little town, walking distance to Path
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:02 AM
 
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Stay right where you are - NB, Piscataway, Edison are reasonable alternatives.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:33 AM
 
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anyone have any more suggestions??
Belleville, Bloomfield, Kearny.
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:36 PM
 
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look at ELizabeth's Elmora or North ELizabeth section.. good luck!
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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thanks guys - i just looked at the apartments and costs of transporation - and by adding everything up - i think i will save money by living in harrison -- thanks again!
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:43 AM
 
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Harrison is not a bad little town - it has some areas I'd avoid though. Kearny and North Arlington are just a little further along (still able to walk to downtown Newark from Kearny though - I used to do it when I worked in Newark and lived in the Manor). Belleville is a little more active than Harrison, but I have no idea about rents.
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