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Old 07-18-2017, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
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Hello, NYers!

I'm considering taking a job in Tribeca. My budget is $2400/month. I'm looking for a town that would give me:
1 - Door-to-door commute under 45 minutes
2 - Single family home for purchase (quiet) OR Secure apartment (5th floor and up) Edit: 3BR/2BA
3 - Excellent school system middle to high school
4 - Near parks and safe play spaces

Are there (dis)advantages to being in NYC vs NJ? Is CT too far?
My children (boy and girl twins, age 11) will need a family-friendly location.
We plan to stay for the next 8 years. Rent or buy?

Thanks for your help!
Beibcakes

Last edited by beibcakes; 07-18-2017 at 08:38 AM.. Reason: Add BR/BA
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:23 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Originally Posted by beibcakes View Post
Hello, NYers!

I'm considering taking a job in Tribeca. My budget is $2400/month. I'm looking for a town that would give me:
1 - Door-to-door commute under 45 minutes
2 - Single family home for purchase (quiet) OR Secure apartment (5th floor and up)
3 - Excellent school system middle to high school
4 - Near parks and safe play spaces

Are there (dis)advantages to being in NYC vs NJ? Is CT too far?
My children (boy and girl twins, age 11) will need a family-friendly location.
We plan to stay for the next 8 years. Rent or buy?

Thanks for your help!
Beibcakes
$2400 for what? bedroom? 2 bedrooms?
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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if 2400 is what you are willing to spend then you can stay in brooklyn, nj city. don't even think about manhattan.
but if that's your income, you'd have better luck in NJ or willing to spend more 30% of that income in a one bedroom apartment.
you do have kids, i wouldn't advise you to spend that much.

also if you are willing to drive to work( nightmare in NY) you should just buy a place in deep down NJ rather than rent.
300k should get you a decent house for your kids.
I do make 6k more than that and i am scared to be fully on my own lol
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:31 AM
 
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Try areas in southern brooklyn like midwood or bay ridge.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Mays Landing, NJ
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I need 3 BR, 2 BA.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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Southern Brooklyn
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:45 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I need 3 BR, 2 BA.
Am here to tell you have a tough budget for anywhere in the city. Best to stay in NJ or give up a bathroom and a bedroom and you can get a 2 br 1 ba in the outer boroughs.
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:00 AM
 
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WTC PATH train and NJ transit would be an easy commute but you are probably going to be closer to an hour to reach your budget.
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:06 AM
 
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Shoreline Connecticut
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CT is too far. CT works better for jobs in uptown or midtown
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