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Old 08-08-2009, 08:00 AM
 
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Default Work in Morris Plains-how far west can I go??

We are considering taking a position in Morris Plains, but will be moving from the Atlanta area. We would like to keep our costs down, and see we can get a lot more for the $$ when we look west of Morris Plains. How far west would be a easy commute (30+/- mins) and desireable for a young family of 5??

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Old 08-08-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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It's been a while (8 years) since I worked in Morris Plains, but when I did I lived in Green Twp, exit 19 off of Rt. 80. I budgeted one hour for the trip, and never had a problem being on time, usually I was early. Traffic is heavy, but moves better than on alternate routes, such as 206.

The biggest problem for me was the sun glare. You are driving east as the sun is coming up.
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Chester, NJ (Morris County)
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Washington Twp. (Morris County) would probably be your best bet.
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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so Washington Twp is a 30 minute commute to Morris Plains?
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Old 08-08-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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About that (maybe a little longer with traffic) Mount Olive maybe a good fit for you as well (borders Washington Twshp) Welcome to Mount Olive Township, Washington Township, Morris County NJ - Where Every Season is Our Best Season, NJ.com: School report card. Good luck & have fun looking!
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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I'd look into the cute town of Hackettstown. It should be under an hours drive there.
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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Oooo, of course Hackettstown...great town too...(right there next to Mt. Olive & Washington Twnshp too) Town of Hackettstown New Jersey & here is a map to give you an idea Ask.com Maps & Directions.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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Yeah but aren't the schools kinda crappy in Hackettstown?

As Helga B said above - look in Long Valley.
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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That is one of those questions better determined by the prospector this is s good source for researching that info NJ.com: School report card. Good luck & have fun looking!!!
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:56 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Depending on your budget, you may not have to go that far. There are all sorts of towns surrounding that area. Most of it is where the hilly topography of Morris County and NJ starts off. Nearby you have Rockaway, Denville, Randolph, etc which are all under 30 mins, some well under.
Also depends what type of topography and density you like.
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