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Old 03-15-2009, 07:23 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

Thank you for all your suggestions.

My job is in Bloomfield, NJ. We are a family of two - my wife and I - both 29 yrs old. We are moving from Ann Arbor, Michigan to NJ.

We want to first go for 1 Bedroom apt., get to know the area... then go for buying. Our budget for renting is around $1800-$2000 (including all utilities) + cable/phone/internet.

Based on our initial search we have finalized following areas/communities. Your suggestions and/or opinions are all welcome. It would greatly help us! Thanks in advance.

If you have any more suggestions with areas and/or communities to explore, please let us know. But we would really like to know about our choices.

1. Wayne, NJ (community: 2 Hazen Court, Wayne, NJ 07470)

2. Cedar Grove, NJ (community: 146 Tierney Drive, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009)

3. West Orange, NJ (community: 200 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052)

4. Lake Hopatcong, NJ (community: 1 Gerhardt Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849)

5. Hamburg, NJ (community: 45 Burlington Court, Hamburg, NJ 07419)

6. Spring field, NJ (community 1: 100 Stonehill Rd, Springfield, NJ 07081 and community 2: 4 Forest Drive, Springfield, NJ 07081)

7. Rockaway, NJ (community: 10 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Rockaway, NJ 07801)

8. Parlin, NJ (20 Pointe of Woods Dr. North, Parlin, NJ 08859)

What is your pick out of these 9 listed above? the best one out of the list? thanks

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Old 03-15-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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welcome to NJ

just from the perspective of commuting, 2 & 3 would be your best choices.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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Thank you JG183.

We are really looking forward to it...

If we take commuting out - whats your pick then? just curious...

Thanks
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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I can eliminate one for you.

#6
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Thank you JG183.

We are really looking forward to it...

If we take commuting out - whats your pick then? just curious...

Thanks
I didn't read your other thread, so I'm not sure what type of neighborhood you prefer.

even ignoring the commute time, 2 & 3 are still your best bets.

you might want to consider Secaucus, in either the Harmon Meadows or Harmon Cove developments (though those might go over your budget)
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: NJ
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eliminate #5 and #8 from a commuting standpoint. #4 can be a painful drive depending on when you leave (height of rush hour). taking away #6 b/c of jerseyt's recommendation, you're left with the others. they are all decent towns. agree 2 and 3 are best from a commuting standpoint. #1 isn't bad either.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:18 PM
 
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Thank you all.

Based on all the suggestions the recommendations are:

1. Wayne, NJ (community: 2 Hazen Court, Wayne, NJ 07470)

2. Cedar Grove, NJ (community: 146 Tierney Drive, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009)

3. West Orange, NJ (community: 200 Mount Pleasant Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052)

7. Rockaway, NJ (community: 10 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Rockaway, NJ 07801)


The additional suggest by JG 183:


Secaucus, in either the Harmon Meadows or Harmon Cove developments


Thanks to all












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Old 03-16-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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1 or 7 would be my recommendation. Both nice, suburbanish areas with decent schools.
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: GA
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I would go with Cedar Grove. Easiest commute, nice town. First choice for me would be Montclair.
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:00 AM
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2 or 3. It will make life easier, especially given commuting times. Both are very nice towns, though, and I absolutely adore WO.
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