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Old 05-15-2007, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Toms River
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Default New Job in Morristown

I'm starting a new job in morristown in a month but I need to find a place to live. From what I see, morristown is definitely out of the question of being affordable on my salary. what places are nearby, preferably east of morristown, that are affordable? I was looking at east orange in the proximity of the brick train station but i've seen some discouraging posts here. Are people basing their opinions on fact or bias? I did a general drive-by and there are definitely areas that I've ruled out but I'm just looking for people who have factual knowledge of what areas I should or should not be looking at.
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Old 05-16-2007, 01:39 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Some towns to the east of Morristown that are cheaper are places like Clifton, Totowa, Belleville, Kearny, North Arlington and Lyndhurst.

East Orange is a little bit sketchy. I would not personally reccomend it.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:19 AM
j1n
 
Location: Southeast of the Northwest Territories
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Maybe try Parsippany, Morris Plains, and Madison. You might have to pick around to find something moore affordable in those areas, but I think they are probably out there.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:53 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Maybe try Parsippany, Morris Plains, and Madison. You might have to pick around to find something moore affordable in those areas, but I think they are probably out there.
If you think Morristown is high, stay away from Madison.

You're better off looking northwest of Morristown.
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Once you get a couple miles west of Morristown it can become somewhat rural. Especially west of Dover.

To the east of Morristown it is more built up. This is a good thing if you like having lots of little stores and restaurants in your area. If you are looking for peace and quiet though, looking to the west of Morristown might be a good idea.

Yeah Madison is out of the question. So are towns like Summit, Chatham, Short Hills, Livingston, Millburn as they are all more expensive than Morristown.

Parsippany has some cheap areas, especially around the Lake Hiawatha section of town which is to the east of the Jersey City Resevoir. There is some large apartment complex down Beverwyck Rd which I think is pretty cheap. Boonton might also be cheap and it is a nice town. I am not certain about the prices in Boonton though, so don't quote me on that.

Beyond that I would really focus your search to the east of Morristown. Areas and towns like Totowa, Little Falls/Singac, Clifton, West Paterson, Lyndhurst, North Arlington, & Bloomfield are all fairly cheap towns that are pretty decent places to live.
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Newton, NJ (but my heart is in Tennessee)
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I work near Morristown and live in Sussex County. It is a nice area and much less expensive. If you prefer to be east of Morristown, then Little Falls is a very nice small town. I would stay away from places like Paterson, Passaic and Irvington.
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Old 05-16-2007, 02:50 PM
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Location: Southeast of the Northwest Territories
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Yeah, Sussex county is nice. And as far as Madison goes...it is pretty expensive for the most part, but I've had a few friends who have found pretty affordable things in Madison over the years. They are few and far between, I would say, but it's worth keeping your eyes open as Madison is a pretty nice little town and about as convenient to Morristown as you can get!
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Old 05-17-2007, 02:17 AM
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Here are my two cents. East Orange is one of 5 towns in NJ that named top 10 car stolen rate town in this country.

Parsippany is good safe area yet affordable, maybe, and close to Morristown, don't forget the hike of gas!

My brother-in-law used to live at Booton, and it is nice and safe.

He had Indian colleagues working near Morristown renting at Budd Lake, nice and cost less but not east to Morristown.

A rule of thumb is working toward New York City but living outward from New York City. So, you already got a job at Morristown (good, nothern jersey, pay better, say, then Central Jersey), then you may save money by live outward.
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