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Old 08-18-2011, 05:07 AM
 
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I'm 23 looking for a job. Where are some places to check out where I could meet people (girls) my age.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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I'm not in your age range, but Jersey City and Hoboken seem to be the predominant stomping grounds of NJ young professionals.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: North Bergen,NJ
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I'm not in your age range, but Jersey City and Hoboken seem to be the predominant stomping grounds of NJ young professionals.
No, just Hoboken. JC and Hoboken need to stop being lumped together. Just because they are close does not make them similar. DOWNTOWN JC the only part of JC that maybe you could consider similar is mostly older transplants.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:06 AM
 
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No, just Hoboken. JC and Hoboken need to stop being lumped together. Just because they are close does not make them similar. DOWNTOWN JC the only part of JC that maybe you could consider similar is mostly older transplants.
You seem like you know more about the area than I do. I just know several young singles and couples that live in JC, but maybe they all live in the area that you are referring to. My knowledge of JC and Hoboken is only from other people, not from personal experience.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: North Bergen,NJ
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You seem like you know more about the area than I do. I just know several young singles and couples that live in JC, but maybe they all live in the area that you are referring to. My knowledge of JC and Hoboken is only from other people, not from personal experience.
I didn't mean to jump down your throat. I just can't stand when Jersey City gets grouped with Hoboken. Two totally different places.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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Hoboken is good place. Some parts of downtown JC but for most part, JC isn't where you are going to meet girls of your age easily. Aside from that, if you are near enough, why not venture out into NYC. Tough to be NYC dating scene.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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4X4 - just glanced at some prior posts and not sure what's important to you: place to meet girls? garage to work on cars? place with a yard? something on/near a lake?

Folks here have lots of great info, but you may need to clarify a bit more.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:16 PM
 
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Hoboken ideally, or better yet NYC. You'll also find people (although less concentrated) in JC, near Rutgers, and on the Boulevard East along the coast. Furthermore, there are many scattered among the suburbs within commuting distance, but, those communities are less geographical in nature and more social networks of people who grew up in suburban Jersey and came back to live/work after college that you realistically won't be able to find/break into.

I would not suggest coming here to look for a job. It's not the worst economy in the nation, but, it is certainly not healthy either. If you have no roots, no jobs, and no connections, you would be better off in DC, Boston, Texas, or the Midwest purely from a job-hunting perspective.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:47 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I lived in downtown Jersey City for many years. It's nothing like Hoboken. There is no "scene" in JC, rather just a few randomly dispersed bars/restaurants. You're much more likely to meet people in Hoboken. JC is an older crowd (late 20's/early 30's on up) than Hoboken.
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Old 08-19-2011, 04:49 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I would not suggest coming here to look for a job. It's not the worst economy in the nation, but, it is certainly not healthy either. If you have no roots, no jobs, and no connections, you would be better off in DC, Boston, Texas, or the Midwest purely from a job-hunting perspective.
I would not recommend Boston. There are so many colleges/universities in that area that it is very competitive trying to find a job there. I know people who have tried with little success.
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