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Old 07-02-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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So my husband got a job on Broadway and right now we're looking to move to NJ, but we need an honest answer on good areas (we have two kids ages 3 and 6) and the shortest public transit to the theater district. We're looking for 2000 or less a month for rent. How are Jersey City, Journal Square, Union City, Hoboken? Also someone told me the transit closes early to NJ and I know that some of his shows will end late-please advise!
Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 07-03-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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anyone?
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:09 PM
 
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please?
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Old 07-04-2008, 03:02 AM
 
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NJ Transit has train stations from Edison to Newark that would make his commute by train anywhere from 50 mins to 15 mins.

From what I remember this is the amount of time it took from these stations to get to Penn Station.

Edison 50 mins
Metuchen 45 mins
Metropark 40 mins
Rahway 35 mins
Elizabeth 30 mins
Linden 20 mins
Newark 15 mins

The above times might be off by about 5 mins depending on how the service is running.

But you can live in any of the towns that surround those areas.
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Old 07-04-2008, 05:54 AM
 
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So my husband got a job on Broadway and right now we're looking to move to NJ, but we need an honest answer on good areas (we have two kids ages 3 and 6) and the shortest public transit to the theater district. We're looking for 2000 or less a month for rent. How are Jersey City, Journal Square, Union City, Hoboken? Also someone told me the transit closes early to NJ and I know that some of his shows will end late-please advise!
Thanks in advance!!!
The commute from Jersey Cit, Journal Sq ( which is Jersey City and Hoboken are all relatively easy into Midtown. Your DH can take the PATH train into the city and then switch where he needs. They run all the time or until very late in the morning like 1 or 2? Don't know about Union City and certain areas of Jersey City are not desirable or places to raise kids. Hoboken is great spot, lots of young families there, but I think it might be hard pressed to find rent for under $2000, I assume you would need at least a 2 BDR.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:39 AM
 
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So my husband got a job on Broadway and right now we're looking to move to NJ, but we need an honest answer on good areas (we have two kids ages 3 and 6) and the shortest public transit to the theater district. We're looking for 2000 or less a month for rent. How are Jersey City, Journal Square, Union City, Hoboken? Also someone told me the transit closes early to NJ and I know that some of his shows will end late-please advise!
Thanks in advance!!!
The closer to the city The more the rent
look a little futher out and the rents go down

Edisonwinter has mentioned and gave you
the approx times from each area

Good luck
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:07 PM
 
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the PATH runs 24 hours a day... i'm pretty sure all other trains and buses stop running at some point.
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:39 PM
 
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True, the PATH is the only train system (other than the NYC subway) that runs 24 hours. The only NJ Transit line with anything close to that is the NE Corridor line, which has late trains and early trains so there is only a gap of 3 hours or so when the trains stop running (from about 1-4 am or 1:30 to 4:30 depending on direction).

However there are NJT buses that run to some areas, like Weehawken, overnight.
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:51 PM
 
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So my husband got a job on Broadway and right now we're looking to move to NJ, but we need an honest answer on good areas (we have two kids ages 3 and 6) and the shortest public transit to the theater district. We're looking for 2000 or less a month for rent. How are Jersey City, Journal Square, Union City, Hoboken? Also someone told me the transit closes early to NJ and I know that some of his shows will end late-please advise!
Thanks in advance!!!
I wouldn't recommend any of the places you've noted if you've got kids- the public schools in all of those towns suck. Unless you can afford private school, you really need to look further out on the rail lines- everyone is "looking for a short commute to Manhattan", but unless you've got big $$, it's not reality.
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Old 07-09-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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Are you interested in Maywood? About 45 minutes to Port Authority by bus, or 45 to downtown via train and PATH
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