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Old 07-11-2007, 12:37 PM
 
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Hello,
I will be working right next to Penn Station in August. I need to know what are good yet lively areas that I can live in. I am looking for a place that is has enough entertainment and isn't boring. I want to know of places that I can catch the Train from that would land me at Penn Station, Neward.

I was thinking about Jersey City, Hoboken, New Brunswick etc. I am not familiar with the area. I would appreciate any help. I am moving there soon and have no idea of what New Jersey is like.

I have been advised against living in downtown Newark because of safety issues.

Thank you for all the help.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:39 PM
 
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Depends on how much you want to spend:

Montclair
Summit
Hoboken
Morristown
Jersey City

New Brunswick would be too far.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Depends on how much you want to spend:

Montclair
Summit
Hoboken
Morristown
Jersey City

New Brunswick would be too far.
That's about it..all have trains into Newark
Need to watch out for certain areas of Jersey City as well
Should be fine in Hoboken & Morristown but rents are pricey

I personally do not know to much about Summit
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: secaucus nj
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i sent u a PM
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:58 PM
 
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Thank you for the speedy responses.

My range is anywhere between $600-1100 for a studio or 1 bedroom apt. I want to live in a safe area with a lot of entertainment, which is no more than a few blocks from a train station.

I appreciate your help.
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:03 PM
 
Location: secaucus nj
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I have a place in lyndhurst, its a suburb right outside JC and Hoboken. its a safe, clean and has great transportation to go ANYWHERE.
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Thank you for the speedy responses.

My range is anywhere between $600-1100 for a studio or 1 bedroom apt. I want to live in a safe area with a lot of entertainment, which is no more than a few blocks from a train station.

I appreciate your help.
I'd concentrate on Morristown or Hoboken then
Newspaper for Hudson County ( Hoboken) is the Jersey Journal:
NJ.com: Everything Jersey

All though for Hoboken you may have to go through a realtor..don't see to many listings

Morristown is the Daily Record:
Welcome to www.dailyrecord.com - Morris County, New Jersey
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:12 PM
 
Location: secaucus nj
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here is the map of the place loc: 276 Oriental Pl. at Stuyvesant Ave. Lyndhurst NJ US - Google Maps
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:21 PM
 
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Default ironbound newark

I'm a transplant and i have been living in the ironbound now for two years and i like it lot. as long as you live in the ironbound between ferry street and south street its pretty safe. I haven't had any problems i'm a girl and i walk back and forth to law school and the train everyday and it hasn't been a problem. Lots of portugese resturants and bars in the neighborhood. and housing is cheap. good luck
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:41 PM
 
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Keep in mind if you end up in Morristown or Summit (both very nice btw) you would take the train into Newark Broad Street station and would have to take the light rail from there to get to Newark Penn.

Downtown Jersey City would be best among the choices for a commute (since you can take the PATH right to Newark Penn), and Hoboken wouldn't be too bad either except you'd have to transfer from one PATH line to another.

You also might want ti factor in transit costs when looking for a place. Monthly NJ Transit passes can get expensive, while the PATH costs $1.20 each way with a QuickCard or the 20% MTA MetroCard bonus. So the $250 in rent you might save living a bit further out might get eaten up by transit costs.
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