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Old 07-07-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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Hi everyone,

I'm a young, female, professional working in midtown, and am looking to move to the Hoboken/Jersey City/Edgewater area, but i am overwhelmed with the options, and need advice.

Naturally, everyone tells me to move to hoboken for the nightlife and young demographics ( but it's a little out of my price range).

Is there any place else that has:

- Condo's in the 200 - 300's.
- young people/nightlife
- safe and friendly neighborhoods
- easy access to NYC and hoboken

I appreciate your opinion. thanks!
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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Suggest you look in and around New Brunswick where you can find a condo/townhouse in that range.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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Well, unfortunately it's going to be difficult to stay under $300K in a "desirable" area of Hoboken, JC, or Edgewater (and I'd be a bit suspect of anything but a very modest studio or junior 1bd under $250K to $300K in those areas).

If you do your homework you might be able to find a decent (although maybe not brand-new) studio or small 1 bedroom for around $250K to $300K in downtown JC. I would stay to look around the Van Vorst Park or Hamilton Park neighborhoods which are nice but less expensive than the buildings right on the watefront. I agree that anything desirable in Hoboken is out of your price range.

New Brunswick might be a good option. You could also try Bayonne, although it doesn't have any nightlife itself (or many young people) but is accessible to Hoboken via light rail.

Maybe Morristown? It's not super-close to NYC or Hoboken but there are trains to both from Morristown.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Suggest you look in and around New Brunswick where you can find a condo/townhouse in that range.
I second that notion. There is a lot of choice in the $300K range that you can get into. Also has a great area for restaurants and such. Not as vast as Hoboken but it has enough for those nights that you want a good dinner or want to walk around without having to jump on the train to Hoboken.
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:33 PM
 
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You should move home. You'll save a ton of cash.
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:44 PM
 
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You may want to consider Rutherford... the nightlife isn't the greatest, but it's a hop skip and a jump to places that are. The train is in town and you can be in NY quick and it's a decent little town with some city feel.
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Central NJ
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I noticed that no one mentioned Red Bank!
Red Bank is the Hoboken on Central Jersey. I love central Jersey!

I think it's such a cute town- right on the Navesinck River. Jon Bon Jovi lives there- if you're a fan. I haven't seen his house but they tell me it's nice.

It is close enough to the north and convenient to everything you may want. I just checked realtor.com for you and there are places between 100-300K. I found 62 properties (houses and condos/townhouses) with the condos being nicer in this price range. You should check it out!

Keep us updated, please!
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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I say Bayonne hands down.. its great.. good prices for homes also, very close to NYC and Jersey City; Its not crime filled either, theres also a lot to do there like food wise, people wise, entertainment, etc.. and its quite mixed, and decent schooling.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Monmouth County
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I was also going to say Red Bank! New Brunswick is the right demographic and affordable, but it's not as safe as I'd want for myself (don't know how it compares with Hoboken, but it is very unsafe by most standards).
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:04 AM
 
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montclair and rutherford are my picks
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