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Old 11-09-2010, 08:20 AM
 
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Hi,

I am moving from boston to new jersey, will work at jersey city and taking evening classes in Newyork some time. I searched around the area and found following towns/neighborhood, Please help to choose in terms of safety, commute, pricing, thanks very much. (My budget is below $1200 for a one bedroom or studio apartment, so some very nice towns like hoboken are not in my list)

Jersey Heights
Union City
Journal Square
Jersey City around file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/RAYMON%7E1.ZHA/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-2.png (broken link)[SIZE=-1]Richard Street HBLR Station[/SIZE]
Jersey city around west side avenue HBLR station
Harrison
Jersey city around lincoln park

Any suggestion will be really appreciated
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:27 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Also take a look at the Ironbound section of Newark:

http://www.goironbound.com/portal/index.php
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Jungle City aka Jersey City
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Heights section of JC you can easily find a 1bed apartment for around $800 (without utilities). Crime has gone down in that area so there is virtually nothing to worry about in that matter. But this is also the closest location to Hoboken so if you want to live in Hoboken but can't afford it Heights is best location as its right over the cliffs from Hoboken. Simply take the elevator down that also gives you access to the HBLR and your there. Central ave serves the entire area for local shopping.

Journal.sq
would also offer cheap rent and is closer to the PATH terminal, so getting around into nyc or NWK would be quick and not much hassle but J.sq to some still seems rough around the edges. the heights is accessible to J.sq by bus which would only take mo more than 8 min depending on where you stay in the Heights. Buses also go into nyc but train is faster. this area is also the most diverse location in the city. There are many phillipine, indian, spanish, restaurants with a major development coming from the Toll Bros right across the PATH terminal.

Richard st
"The Hood" (Greenville) i wouldn't recommend, that's not a very safe area. Its also harder to get around to other parts of the city and nyc from this section other than light rail

Westside area
is also sketchy if crime is a big issue but offers exactly what J.sq does since they are right next to each other with exception of route 440 which is major shopping center but easier to reach by car.

Union City
is cheaper, but harder to get access into nyc other than by bus, unless you head to J.sq by bus. Bergenline ave serves UC, WNY, and NB and is lined with stores from beginning to end, its very vibrant but not as trendy like Washington st in hoboken

Hoboken is the trendiest location but waaay to expensive for your price range.

Harrison i don't know too much about so I'm sorry i can't answer you there.

That's all i can answer right now as i have to leave, sorry i can't tell you more. But if you would like any more info please feel free to ask.
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:23 AM
 
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Heights section of JC you can easily find a 1bed apartment for around $800 (without utilities). Crime has gone down in that area so there is virtually nothing to worry about in that matter. But this is also the closest location to Hoboken so if you want to live in Hoboken but can't afford it Heights is best location as its right over the cliffs from Hoboken. Simply take the elevator down that also gives you access to the HBLR and your there. Central ave serves the entire area for local shopping.

Journal.sq
would also offer cheap rent and is closer to the PATH terminal, so getting around into nyc or NWK would be quick and not much hassle but J.sq to some still seems rough around the edges. the heights is accessible to J.sq by bus which would only take mo more than 8 min depending on where you stay in the Heights. Buses also go into nyc but train is faster. this area is also the most diverse location in the city. There are many phillipine, indian, spanish, restaurants with a major development coming from the Toll Bros right across the PATH terminal.

Richard st
"The Hood" (Greenville) i wouldn't recommend, that's not a very safe area. Its also harder to get around to other parts of the city and nyc from this section other than light rail

Westside area
is also sketchy if crime is a big issue but offers exactly what J.sq does since they are right next to each other with exception of route 440 which is major shopping center but easier to reach by car.

Union City
is cheaper, but harder to get access into nyc other than by bus, unless you head to J.sq by bus. Bergenline ave serves UC, WNY, and NB and is lined with stores from beginning to end, its very vibrant but not as trendy like Washington st in hoboken

Hoboken is the trendiest location but waaay to expensive for your price range.

Harrison i don't know too much about so I'm sorry i can't answer you there.

That's all i can answer right now as i have to leave, sorry i can't tell you more. But if you would like any more info please feel free to ask.
Union city is very Spanish as well as the heights
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:13 AM
 
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Harrison could have been an up-and-coming town, but now it's broke. However, there are still some pluses. The Red Bulls Stadium is there and it has easy access to Newark Broad & Newark Penn Stations and more importantly, a PATH station stop that goes to the WTC. If the mayor and council can dig it out, the town could have a good future.

I would try to see if this development in Harrison has some rentals available. Before the crash, I looked into renting one and with a roommate, it would have been $1000 a month. This development was a mix of young professionals, but looking online now, I see some foreclosures. These were meant to be bought condos, but I think are now heavily rented out. Good news is that the price of renting out has also gone down, and these were nice condos with off-street parking.

Harrison is a very diverse town, and you'll have good access to Newark's Ironbound restaurants.
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