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Old 07-07-2010, 10:17 AM
Location: New Jersey
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To give you a quick background, we are a young couple in our late 20's-early 30's (no kids) and are currently living in Hoboken, NJ. We are planning to move to suburban Jersey soon. My husband will be working in Whitehouse and I will be working in either Brigdewater/ Princeton/New Brunswick.

Our priorities in choosing a town/city are in the following order:-
1) We want to ensure that my husband and I do not commute for more than 20-25 minutes (one way).
2) Our budget is $1000-$1200 for rented apartments.
3) Since I am a city-gal, I would love to live in a town with many restaurents, racial diversity, many young people, parks etc. or at least have access to another town's downtown within 10 minutes of driving.

I love New Brunswick and Princeton, but the commute time to work will be > 30 minutes for either or both of us. So the next towns that I can think of are Somerset or Bridgewater. Please let me know your inputs on these towns.

Do you recommend checking out any other towns?

Also, does anyone have any recommedations for good apartments in Somerset or Bridgewater based on their experience?

Thanks a lot.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:46 PM
Location: Midwest transplant
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We lived in Somerset when we were newly married and your age. Proximity to New Brunswick for restaurants and activities of Rutgers University were great, as well as Princeton being close enough for weekend activities. There are a couple of back roads out to the areas that you would need to get to, that would cut down on commute time. We lived off of JFK Blvd., there's are several developments of apartments, townhomes and condos with great neighborhoods for riding bikes, walking or jogging.
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