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Old 11-22-2011, 09:45 PM
 
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Can someone recommend a good place to rent a 1-2 BR in Hamilton for around $1000-1200? I recently got a job in Trenton. I am looking for something within commuting distance.

I was told that there are areas of Hamilton that are better than others?
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:14 PM
 
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Can someone recommend a good place to rent a 1-2 BR in Hamilton for around $1000-1200? I recently got a job in Trenton. I am looking for something within commuting distance.

I was told that there are areas of Hamilton that are better than others?
First, congrats on the job.

Now the question:

Why limit yourself to Hamilton? You can also look in Robbinsville, East Windsor, Lawrenceville, and other areas. I mean, you say "commutable distance" but that's different for everyone - I worked near Rider and I commuted from New Brunswick without a problem. It was about a 45 minute commute.

I would recommend not limiting yourself to Hamilton because we're talking overall quality of life. Would an extra 10-20 minutes on your commute be worth it if you had a nice place to live?
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Old 11-23-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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Hamilton is ok but it is a big township and part of it borders Trenton. You want to stay away from that border.

Take a look at Plainsboro too, easy trip into Trenton and a few decent apartment complexes to choose from in your price range. Ravens Crest, Hunters Glen, Fox Run to name a few.

Plainsboro has a bit more "intimate" feel to it as well as being more acessible to a bit of a downtown in Princeton, few good restaurants, bars and younger night life than Hamilton.
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Old 11-24-2011, 03:18 PM
 
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Thanks! I used to do an hr and a half commute each way, so I am looking for less than that now.

I will look at the areas that you mentioned. Also considering Pennington/Hopewell Township, Allentown, etc. I would love somewhere out in "the country" that is around 30-45 min commute from Trenton.
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Old 11-24-2011, 08:13 PM
 
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Thanks! I used to do an hr and a half commute each way, so I am looking for less than that now.

I will look at the areas that you mentioned. Also considering Pennington/Hopewell Township, Allentown, etc. I would love somewhere out in "the country" that is around 30-45 min commute from Trenton.
For a place out in the country its hard to beat Hopewell and East Amwell. Also consider the PA side of the Delaware river in that same area. I believe they call that Washington's Crossing, (Bucks County) check it out all the way up to New Hope, PA and the Jersey side (Lambertville).
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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Thanks! I used to do an hr and a half commute each way, so I am looking for less than that now.

I will look at the areas that you mentioned. Also considering Pennington/Hopewell Township, Allentown, etc. I would love somewhere out in "the country" that is around 30-45 min commute from Trenton.

I'm not sure what rentals are out there, but Chesterfield might be a nice option.

I'd kind of avoid Hamilton, to be honest. Since you don't know the area that well you don't know what you're gonna get.
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:58 AM
 
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No reason to completely avoid Hamilton. It is a large town. As far as the good versus bad areas, I would say once you get west of 295 is where it starts to get bad, and I know there are plenty of apartment complexes east of 295. The extreme eastern portions of Hamilton are kind of "out in the country" too. Why make your commute longer than it needs to be?
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