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Old 04-15-2008, 07:55 PM
 
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I hope to attend school in Philadelphia come Fall. However, I don't want to live in the Philadelphia area but was instead preferring to find an apartment in South/Central New Jersey so I could commute to class and still remain close to my current residence. Travel time from my current residence to Philadelphia is roughly 1:30, and I'd like to cut it down to <1 hr. Are there any good and safe (cheap a plus) areas in the Central/Southern NJ area which allow for a safe/good commute? Thank you.
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:52 PM
 
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What school are you going to. In South Jersey the High speedline aka PATCO goes to Philly. A round trip is no more than $4.90. You can transfer to other trains at 8th and market.

I think an average 1 bedroom is no less than $800 a month. In Collingswood maybe you can find and apt above an older home for less.
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:10 AM
 
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Take Patco from South Jersey, there's a ton of apts or condos in the area with plenty to do. It's a great area to live. Collingswood, Westmont, Haddonfield are on the train line. Cherry Hill is also a good option. Areas in Burlington County - Mount Laurel or Marlton are most suitable for students or singles. Don't consider central NJ it is too far.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:51 AM
 
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I hope to attend school in Philadelphia come Fall. However, I don't want to live in the Philadelphia area but was instead preferring to find an apartment in South/Central New Jersey so I could commute to class and still remain close to my current residence. Travel time from my current residence to Philadelphia is roughly 1:30, and I'd like to cut it down to <1 hr. Are there any good and safe (cheap a plus) areas in the Central/Southern NJ area which allow for a safe/good commute? Thank you.
What school, where in Phila? U might just want to get a home close to Palmyra/tacony bridge.. I would avoid camden county the traffic sucks and it's to expensive. The only camden county exception is Lindenwold area, u can rent there an apartment or part of a house.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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I will be attending PCOM. I will look into the ones you've suggested, but I've been considering Trenton/Ewing/Hamilton so far - are those good choices?
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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I will be attending PCOM. I will look into the ones you've suggested, but I've been considering Trenton/Ewing/Hamilton so far - are those good choices?
Well in order to get to Philly from trenton area u will be taking I95 and during rush hour it SUCKS. It'll take over an hour easily lol. I know because I use to drive from trenton to phila when my mom was in hospital. and the other alternative is route 130, it has a million traffic lights
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:58 AM
 
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Too far. I'd avoid Mercer County altogether. Some people do it but I don't recommend it. Burlington county is a much better location to get to Philly via the Patco. From Moorestown I can get to Woodcrest station in 10 minutes, Princeton is less than 30 minutes up 295. It's the ideal location.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:05 AM
 
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Eh...South Jersey it is. I'll have to def. do some more research on this. Thanks for your input.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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Eh...South Jersey it is. I'll have to def. do some more research on this. Thanks for your input.
Trenton/Hamilton sucks. if u are gonna study fulltime u definitely need to stay down here. It's hard enough traveling from here even. But renting is Expensive pretty much everywhere for a student so that's the only thing.. u might just want to roommate in philadelphia itself, southjersey can't compare to phila city life.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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[SIZE=2]I will be studying FT, but most of the classes are in the evening so I was hoping that commuting wouldn't be a problem since I would (hopefully) not run into morning traffic most of the time if I decide to leave early. The cost of living in Philly will be higher compared to South Jersey which played a factor in my decision to stay in NJ, apart from some other reasons.

I'm really in a bind about this...blah
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