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Old 05-10-2012, 04:23 PM
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Hi, im a 20 year old female, looking to move out soon. I'd like to rent out a studio for 6months-year. Im planning on attending Rutgers New Brunswick, so preferably I would like to be within walking distance to a train station, and no more than 45mins/ an hour from New Brunswick by train.

Also, im not interested in living in the hood, for lack of better words. Not so much concerned about an aesthetically pleasing view, im just more concerned about my safety...so places such as Newark, East Orange, or Elizabeth, really aren't what im looking for.

Anybody familiar with central New Jersey and have some suggestions for towns, or even a specific complex?

I dont want to pay more than 725 dollars rent per month, for a studio, if this is at all possible without changing my prerequisites.

any help is appreciated!
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:49 PM
Location: southwest TN
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What you might find for that monthly rent is a room in a house or an illegal apt - usually in the basement.

Automatically ruling out Newark and Elizabeth as if all neighborhoods there are "hoods" is cutting off your nose without a thought as to how you will breathe.

Good luck.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:01 PM
Location: Englewood NJ
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You'd best want to start looking for roommates. You can find cheap studios but they are in "the hood." Those aren't bad places to live though. You just can't own a car for the most part and be flashy about what you own.

If you find roommates though (preferably 2-3 roommates), you can actually rent out a nice single-family house if the owner decides to rent it out to college students. There are townhouses with 2 rooms near Rutgers U for around $1600-1900. But don't ever take on deadbeat or unorganized roommates. Last thing you want is having trouble paying their part of the rent. I would recommend sharing a studio with one person so the split costs would be around 500-600 max and it would be a decent place. The only problem with that is that some of the studios around that price in New Brunswick require you to pay utilities.

Take a look at trulia for rental listings. I'm sure you have to sign at least 1 year lease for all of them.
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