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Old 06-20-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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Default Any Places In New Jersey Amendable to Young Adults?

I was curious on if in New Jersey there are any counties/towns that are good places for 25-35 young adult without any ties to anybody in the area to move to?

I'm looking for a place that isn't congested, over crowded, but had stuff to do and people my age, along with a community where it is pretty easy for an out of towner, new resident to meet and establish himself.

Any place in NJ fit the bill...most preferably North/Central/Shore (NOT Philly area) or is it pretty much more geared towards being a suburb?

Thanks.
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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I was curious on if in New Jersey there are any counties/towns that are good places for 25-35 young adult without any ties to anybody in the area to move to?

I'm looking for a place that isn't congested, over crowded, but had stuff to do and people my age, along with a community where it is pretty easy for an out of towner, new resident to meet and establish himself.

Any place in NJ fit the bill...most preferably North/Central/Shore (NOT Philly area) or is it pretty much more geared towards being a suburb?

Thanks.
Tons of places could work for you. I would suggest researching Hoboken, Montclair and Morristown as a start.
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:36 PM
 
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New Brunswick, if you can afford to live in one of the newer condos.
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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i miss the city
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:40 PM
 
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Tons of places could work for you. I would suggest researching Hoboken, Montclair and Morristown as a start.
Really?
I thought Hoboken was more urban, while Montclair and Morristown were more of a bedroom community.
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Old 06-21-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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i also suggest hoboken, i don't know if that's too urbanized for you, but it's very cute with a decent nightlife. paramus is more suburban, has lots of shopping nearby, places to meet up with people if you don't need that much of a social nightlife.
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:23 PM
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how about Red Bank!
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:22 AM
 
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So far we have Hoboken (more urban) and paramus (more suburban). I hope this makes it easier. In a netshell the ideal place I'm looking for would be somewhere that a newbie from out of town in his mid 20s with no social network would not have a hard time fitting in and finding people his own to do stuff (beach/ski/some bar). I'm at UCONN now and its very hard and isolated. I'd like an area pro meeting new people were can have fun but is NOT overpriced/congested/overdeveloped. Just as importantly I'd like to get work and have a good commute. I am interested in regional planning and preserving farm and open space land. So I'd like to know...do Jersey offer any towns/areas that would have these kinds of jobs and foster this type of young, professional adult lifestyle...that is open not snubby. If so where...cities close to NYC in north Jersey or anyplace in Central Jersey/Jersey Shore?
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:00 AM
 
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Tall order! Not congested AND with stuff to do and people your age. I'd say try Hoboken. It's congested but it's going to be hard to find both. Not sure what's near the shore. Maybe Red Bank, but that's not a really big town, but it is nice. Good luck.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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I was curious on if in New Jersey there are any counties/towns that are good places for 25-35 young adult without any ties to anybody in the area to move to?

I'm looking for a place that isn't congested, over crowded, but had stuff to do and people my age, along with a community where it is pretty easy for an out of towner, new resident to meet and establish himself.

Any place in NJ fit the bill...most preferably North/Central/Shore (NOT Philly area) or is it pretty much more geared towards being a suburb?

Thanks.
I can speak to Northern NJ, and I think several of the areas that are "good" for young people, tend to be a bit congested -- for example, Fort Lee, Hoboken, Edgewater, certain parts of Hackensack, Jersey City, etc. All places that have young people, loads of activities places to go, close to NYC, etc. but many are city-type settings.

I think New Brunswick might, might, fit. Central NJ, college town, Rutgers, not close to NYC, not as much young people as college people. Can't speak to the Jersey Shore.
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