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Old 05-07-2012, 08:02 PM
 
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Anyone got any information on what is a good NJ town for a young college graduate. I'm from Rockland County, NY so ideally it would be in the Northern part of the state (Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris). I know Hoboken is supposed to be great, but I don't know what the scene there is like. I've also heard good things about Morristown and Westwood. What's a good place for a young college graduate?
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:26 PM
 
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That would depend on your price point and location of work (for commuting).
In terms of "young, hip" towns, Montclair, Morristown, Hoboken are probably your best bets but it depends on what you are looking for (do you want a nightlife, for example).
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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That would depend on your price point and location of work (for commuting).
In terms of "young, hip" towns, Montclair, Morristown, Hoboken are probably your best bets but it depends on what you are looking for (do you want a nightlife, for example).
I actually work from home. I was just wondering what has the best combination of nightlife, stuff to do, young people. Also, could you give a little description of each town. I'm especially curious in what places like Morristown and Montclair have to offer. I know Hoboken, and I have always assumed it was a mostly Yuppie/NYC-oriented crowd.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:46 AM
 
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Anyone got any information on what is a good NJ town for a young college graduate. I'm from Rockland County, NY so ideally it would be in the Northern part of the state (Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Morris). I know Hoboken is supposed to be great, but I don't know what the scene there is like. I've also heard good things about Morristown and Westwood. What's a good place for a young college graduate?
Hoboken is great if you are a juicehead bro or a jock who spends a ****load of cash at bars every night. Do yourself a favor, save your money. Hoboken is about as expensive as Manhattan these days.

Jersey City is OK depending on where you live, Morristown is getting like Hoboken but still good, Montclair is apparently REALLY up and coming. I'd look there.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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Hoboken is great if you are a juicehead bro or a jock who spends a ****load of cash at bars every night. Do yourself a favor, save your money. Hoboken is about as expensive as Manhattan these days.

Jersey City is OK depending on where you live, Morristown is getting like Hoboken but still good, Montclair is apparently REALLY up and coming. I'd look there.
I really disagree with you on both Hoboken and Montclair. Hoboken, while very NYC oriented, is far from only being a juicehead bar town. Typically this statement is made by those who never venture off Washington Ave or far from the PATH. Hoboken has a lot going for it, and one of the highest (if not the highest) singles population speaks for itself. Montclair on the other hand is still a suburban town with shops and bars in the center. It isn't bad... if you're 35. The crowd here is noticeably older, and a new college grad may be a fish out of water here.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:27 PM
 
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Places where Yuppies live

Jersey City
Weehawken
Bayonne
White Plains
Stamford
Morristown
Yonkers
Red Bank
Poughkeepsie
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:32 PM
 
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I really disagree with you on both Hoboken and Montclair. Hoboken, while very NYC oriented, is far from only being a juicehead bar town. Typically this statement is made by those who never venture off Washington Ave or far from the PATH. Hoboken has a lot going for it, and one of the highest (if not the highest) singles population speaks for itself. Montclair on the other hand is still a suburban town with shops and bars in the center. It isn't bad... if you're 35. The crowd here is noticeably older, and a new college grad may be a fish out of water here.

Just my 2 cents.
It was cool 10-20 years ago, it's way played out now.

And the highest singles population of spoiled rich daddy's girls with no taste.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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It was cool 10-20 years ago, it's way played out now.

And the highest singles population of spoiled rich daddy's girls with no taste.
People just get older and move on. The crowd hasn't changed much.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:10 PM
 
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is Bangs hair salon still there?

i think it was off Bloomfield Ave like everything else
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:19 AM
 
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is Bangs hair salon still there?

i think it was off Bloomfield Ave like everything else
On Washington. Bloomfield is one of the quieter streets behind Washington.

Bangz Hair Salon 07030

Never have been there. Just had to google it.
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