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Old 07-17-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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My boyfriend will be working in NE Philly and I will be working in Piscataway, NJ. We are very social, professionals and would like to be close enough to Philly that we can have dinner at a trendy restaurant or grab a couple drinks at a pub but also live more in the suburbs. We would like to try to get as close to the middle of both cities as possible and are looking to rent a house with a fenced yard for a max of $2000 a month. Can anyone recommend some cities for us?
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Tough one. If you want to live in PA, it will be an hour commute to Piscataway. If you want to live closer to Piscataway, you will be somewhere in NJ and in the New York City metro not the Philly metro.

Some other options would be the Delran or Cinnaminson area of New Jersey. Anywhere north past Trenton is the New York City metro.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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Agreed that it will be tough to get trendy and convenient in the same place. Maybe between Morrisville and Yardley, pretty close to highway access to Piscataway and not ridiculously far from CC Philly. Otherwise somewhere in Jersey.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:41 PM
 
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Commute to Piscataway is about 1 hour 15 minutes from NE Philadelphia. You could probably find what you're looking for home wise in NE Philly as well. If you don't want the commute you could maybe look into Newtown or Yardley or something. That'd be about equidistant from Philly and Piscataway.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:35 PM
 
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I think someone here once mentioned Yardley as having a modestly "hip" downtown area by suburban standards. You'd also be reasonably close to Princeton, NJ which is bound to have some interesting places to hang out. But yeah, you're basically looking at a string of "typical" suburbia between NE Philly and the PA state line. Notwithstanding Yardley, it might be better to focus on minimizing or compromising on your respective commutes.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:47 PM
 
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I think someone here once mentioned Yardley as having a modestly "hip" downtown area by suburban standards. You'd also be reasonably close to Princeton, NJ which is bound to have some interesting places to hang out. But yeah, you're basically looking at a string of "typical" suburbia between NE Philly and the PA state line. Notwithstanding Yardley, it might be better to focus on minimizing or compromising on your respective commutes.
Don't forget that in Yardley, they will also be close to both New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ which have "hip" downtown areas.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:13 AM
 
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Commute to Piscataway is about 1 hour 15 minutes from NE Philadelphia. You could probably find what you're looking for home wise in NE Philly as well. If you don't want the commute you could maybe look into Newtown or Yardley or something. That'd be about equidistant from Philly and Piscataway.
Not true. From NE Philadelphia, especially in the far northeast one can get to Piscataway, N.J in under one hour approximately 40 minutes. You have to get off exit 9 off the NJ Turnpike, and cut through New Brunswick via Route 18. On the Pennsylvania side I recommend Morrisville, Fairless Hills, or Yardley. On the New Jersey side I recommend Lawrence Township, Florence Township, Hamilton Township, or Trenton if you can find a nice area there. All these areas are between Philadelphia, and Piscataway, and are all near the major Interstates, and highways for easy access anywhere in the region.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:16 AM
 
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To add to what NJT said...

some other areas in the PA suburbs that might be a good spot to look are Lower Makefield, Middletown/Oxford Valley area and Langhorne (especially around Langhorne Borough)
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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Don't forget that in Yardley, they will also be close to both New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ which have "hip" downtown areas.
Ah yes, they would both be more convenient than Princeton. Thanks for the reminder!
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:56 PM
 
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Don't forget that in Yardley, they will also be close to both New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ which have "hip" downtown areas.
Yes. Check these places out. They are probably the coolest places north of Philly.
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