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Old 07-20-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: N.E. I-95 corridor
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Alright im only 16, but i love my city i always been livin in, Hackensack, but i wonder if when i leave to college in Newark (rutgers) i know i would have to leave Hackensack.
You are a fellow south-bergenite i see.

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So i know i would NOT want to live in Newark, but i know people in Bayonne who say its good and has great rent in that specific area.
Did you consider maybe moving to Kearny/North Arlington or staying in Hackensack and using mass transit to Rutgers Newark campus (i.e. Bus #76 or the trains/light rail system)?

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But when you grow up and have a family and gain money do you have a desire to go back to your hometown and live there again?
It all depends. Some folks do go back to the nest, others perhaps elsewhere on the I-95 corridor (New England, Philly, MD) within a 3 hr. drive to "home", others may go further away (FL, CO, CA).

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Just a thought, because my whole life is here, and i dont care what you people think of hackensack. i love it.
IIRC Billy Joel mentions Hackensack in one of his songs "Movin' Out", go listen to it. Good song.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I grew up in Brick Township and continued to live there for a few years after I was married. However, I was fortunate to discover that the benefits of moving out of state outweighed the positives of continuing to live in NJ. My entire family has moved out of NJ, so most of the ties have been broken. I miss the area at times and seeing my old friends, but I have been able to provide a wonderful life for my family in our new locale. So no, I don't ever see myself moving back to Brick or anywhere in the Northeast again.
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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I lived in Jersey City for over 35 years. I knew ALL the neighbors on my block and many from the surrounding areas. Good people. My heart is in JC. Would I move back NO. Been there and done that. Great to visit though on a daily basis.
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Down Jersey
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Salem County born and raised and luckily my hometown has remained largely the same as when I was a child. While I'm no longer in that specific town, I'm only about ten miles up the road. I'm a simple creature... I like being out in the country, but at the same time I enjoy not being too far out from the cities, shopping, dining, etc. Unlike some friends from school who only ever wanted to move out to bigger and more exciting places... I made the conscious decision to come back and put down roots, simply because I realized early on that there really isn't any place else like it. Sure, I have many friends who never left the area, but a lot of them have stayed for completely different reasons.

There's nothing wrong with moving back.. especially if there's something special to move back to.
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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My hometown is Waldwick NJ, It was a great town to grow up in, I had an awesome childhood, I am and still live in the area, but will not move back to Waldwick. Going down the Tubers. Tons and tons of illegal's are inflitrating the town. My parents are crushed, that their home values aren't going anywhere and worry about their future.
It's so weird, how can illegals afford to live there? I know many middle class people that could never pay taxes/mortgages in Waldwick. Go figure.
By the way, my hometowns are Passaic and Paterson. I don't want to move back to either long-term! But at the same time I defend them because they were my home. Never forget where you came from and always keep the good things about your hometown close to heart!
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:16 PM
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Location: NJ, but my heart & soul are in Hawaii
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I grew up in Irvington in the 50's and 60's. It was such a wonderful town then. Would I move back there? NEVER, not even with a gun.
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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It's so weird, how can illegals afford to live there? I know many middle class people that could never pay taxes/mortgages in Waldwick. Go figure.
By the way, my hometowns are Passaic and Paterson. I don't want to go back! But at the same time I defend them because they were my home. Never forget where you came from and always keep the good things about your hometown close to heart.!
It's easy. 10-15 in an illegal apartment chipping in about 50 bucks a month.
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:20 PM
 
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It's easy. 10-15 in an illegal apartment chipping in about 50 bucks a month.
Are there that many apartments/rentals there? Then again, I haven't spent that much time in Waldwick before. Maybe I'm confusing it with its nearby neighbors (Ho-Ho-Kus, Ridgewood, Allendale, etc.).
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Here but I spend time There.
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It's so weird, how can illegals afford to live there? I know many middle class people that could never pay taxes/mortgages in Waldwick. Go figure.
By the way, my hometowns are Passaic and Paterson. I don't want to move back to either long-term! But at the same time I defend them because they were my home. Never forget where you came from and always keep the good things about your hometown close to heart!

Ah yes, Passaic, I remember those days, it's been a long time but last time I drove past it, brought tears to see the town in it's current status. My mom used to own a shop on Broadway, after school it was always a pizza then head over to my mom's and get a haircut, hit her for some $$ to go down a bit further down the road to the arcade (next to the old jewish deli behind the police station). or go down to Main ave, check the latest electronic gadgets downtown and finish it up over at DD.
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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No way! I grew up in Highlands (Monmouth County).

I would move back to Monmouth County but only if I could afford Rumson, Little Silver, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, etc.. but I cannot afford it!

Shanny
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