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Old 01-15-2008, 12:40 PM
Location: Sandy, UT
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Originally Posted by iMoveAlot View Post
I've recently accepted a job in Parsippany (moving from the DC area) and was considering living in Morristown but I have a few concerns:

1) I'm a single guy in my mid 30's and wonder if Morristown would suit me or if it tends to be more "suburbia"

2) How quickly can I get into NYC in the evenings to enjoy the nightlife, and what are the best ways to do so? (public transportation? Drive?)

you will love morristown, lots of great places to eat and shop. Hip young 30ish area. Pasippany or Whippany are nice areas to live in as well. I am originally from NJ now live in Utah. NYC you could take the train from Morristown train station and be in NYC 30-40 minutes. You can drive as well but who wants to deal with the hassle of driving and dealing with it. Good luck with your hunt!!!
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:45 PM
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I agree with pp who cautioned you that Morristown is not NYC or anything close to it..... Personally, I grew up in NJ about 2 minutes from the green in Morristown and it was just not young or hip enough for me. I got a job in NYC and lived in Hoboken, Jersey City and then Manhattan and never looked back.

Morristown is a nice urban oasis in an otherwise big suburbia dessert and as a result, it feels small quickly. I agree with pp who suggested Hoboken if you think your social life will center around NYC and are looking for glamour and glitz.

On the other hand, NYC is EXPENSIVE. One advantage to living and playing in Morristown will be $$$$. You will save a lot--from commuting expenses (10min to Parsippany TOPS) to cost of living. NYC and even Hoboken are PRICEY, you will spend a ton of time commuting back and forth and it will cost you tons.

Also, I think in some ways it's easier to find someone to date consistently in Morristown---but only because it's actually harder to meet people. I found it harder to "couple up" in NYC but I had a ton of great experiences dating and playing the field. Plus--the people I met in Morristown were not as "glamorous" as the folks I met in NYC. Of course, I am going back 12-15 years as I have been married for 10.

The irony is that before we met, my husband and I lived in Morristown and went to all the same bars etc. We even had a few friends in common. However, it wasn't until 5 years later, when we were both living in NYC that we finally met and fell in love. So go figure....

But for the experience, nothing beats NYC.

Good luck,
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