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Old 02-27-2011, 06:31 PM
 
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Well, long story short I'll be working in Woodbridge. Currently living in State College, PA (hometown is Bethlehem, PA).

I'll be a freshly graduated 22 year old, looking for a good place with plenty to do at night. I keep hearing Hoboken, but not sure if the price range hits the nail on the head. I'm also thinking maybe New Brunswick just due to the college nearby.

I'm considering living with a friend who will be working in Skillman, so if there are any options that give a decent commute to both please let me know as well!

What are some additional areas/complexes that would offer viable options without breaking the bank?

Looking for rental options, budget preferable $1,000 or fewer (roommates available).

Thanks!

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Old 02-28-2011, 05:18 AM
 
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New Brunswick is fun, but it's a college town. It's not super cheap, of course, and there are some pretty dumpy apartments there.

Which is fine, I'm just not sure it's worth it for someone who isn't going to school there, kwim? There are some nicer places, but they probably fall out of your budget range, unless you get a roommate possibly. If you really want to live somewhere where you can walk to the bars, then it will definitely serve that purpose.

Maybe Highland Park and Piscataway, which is right across the bridge from NB?

Sounds like you've already ruled out Hoboken.
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:19 AM
 
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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Yeah, I see your point if I'm not going to school there. Hoboken definitely isn't ruled out, in fact it's where I've been looking most since that's what I keep hearing. It seems there are some options within my price range, but very limited.

Jersey City seems to have significantly better pricing and apartments that fit into my price range (with a roommate or two), and someone mentioned to me the other day that it is still a young community as well. Does anyone know how Jersey City compares to Hoboken? They seem pretty darned close.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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Yeah, I see your point if I'm not going to school there. Hoboken definitely isn't ruled out, in fact it's where I've been looking most since that's what I keep hearing. It seems there are some options within my price range, but very limited.

Jersey City seems to have significantly better pricing and apartments that fit into my price range (with a roommate or two), and someone mentioned to me the other day that it is still a young community as well. Does anyone know how Jersey City compares to Hoboken? They seem pretty darned close.
Parts of Jersey City are very rundown, but other parts are definitely worth it, the areas along the waterfront (full of young professionals), or, for something cheaper, near Journal Square.

Also worth mentioning is Montclair, which is also something of a college town with the very large Montclair State University at the northern end. It's a little older (many young families with kids), but may be more within your price range for a rental.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:21 PM
 
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Just do NOT expect New Brunswick to be anything like State College. New Brunswick is a lot more congested and city-like.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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Consider looking at the towns surrounding Hoboken on the north. You'll get a lot more for your money in Weehawken, North Bergen, etc and can be in Hoboken in minutes.
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