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Old 08-24-2012, 04:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Moving to Eatontown from San Antonio, Tx (originally from NY) for my job at Medtronic. Looking for some good safe apartments close to the train station. My budget is about $1,000 -1,200 a month and I have a paid off car. I was checking out Long Branch and it looks nice. I saw an ad on Craigslist for an apartment complex called prospect terrace at 455 prospect street. Anyone know anything about those apartments or that area? It says it's less than a mile to the train station, is it a good area to walk to the station? I like to go up there and catch a game or see my friends. Also is there any good bars to go out? At least a good sports bar to watch my NY teams? Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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Moving to Eatontown from San Antonio, Tx (originally from NY) for my job at Medtronic. Looking for some good safe apartments close to the train station. My budget is about $1,000 -1,200 a month and I have a paid off car. I was checking out Long Branch and it looks nice. I saw an ad on Craigslist for an apartment complex called prospect terrace at 455 prospect street. Anyone know anything about those apartments or that area? It says it's less than a mile to the train station, is it a good area to walk to the station? I like to go up there and catch a game or see my friends. Also is there any good bars to go out? At least a good sports bar to watch my NY teams? Thanks in advance.
What train station? There is no train station in Eatontown.

Long Branch has some good areas and some bad areas. Besides the newer and very expensive condos at Pier Village, the best part of town to live in is called West End. For no apparent reason, since it's the southern end of LB and west of nothing but the Atlantic Ocean.

I personally like Long Branch a lot. There are bars, don't know if they are "good" or not since I am past that stage, but there's one on Brighton Avenue called The Draft House that looks as if it would fit the bill. There's also another place called The Celtic.

Not familiar with those Prospect Street apartments or that area, but there is a complex on Westwood Avenue, not far from the train station, that looks pretty decent. Also check out the Glen Ellen Apartments on Cedar Avenue. They seem nice and are always offering move-in specials.

Edit: I Googled Medtronic to see where it was--it's on Corbett, off of Industrial Way. I don't see how a train station is possibly going to mean anything to you if that's where you will be working.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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Moving to Eatontown from San Antonio, Tx (originally from NY) for my job at Medtronic. Looking for some good safe apartments close to the train station. My budget is about $1,000 -1,200 a month and I have a paid off car. I was checking out Long Branch and it looks nice. I saw an ad on Craigslist for an apartment complex called prospect terrace at 455 prospect street. Anyone know anything about those apartments or that area? It says it's less than a mile to the train station, is it a good area to walk to the station? I like to go up there and catch a game or see my friends. Also is there any good bars to go out? At least a good sports bar to watch my NY teams? Thanks in advance.
There's a few sketchy areas in Long Branch. So you have to be careful. I lived in Long Branch when I went to school at Monmouth, but it felt like you went a few steps in one direction and you were in a bad situation.

If you want to watch teams, I'd recommend Jack's Goal Line Stand in Long Branch. They just re-did their entire place and it looks amazing.

Is there a reason you're so focused on Long Branch? There's also a train station in Red Bank and a lot of younger professionals live there.

If you want to stick around Long Branch, you want to stay CLOSER TO MONMOUTH'S CAMPUS. The closer you are to Monmouth's campus, the better.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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There's a few sketchy areas in Long Branch. So you have to be careful. I lived in Long Branch when I went to school at Monmouth, but it felt like you went a few steps in one direction and you were in a bad situation.

If you want to watch teams, I'd recommend Jack's Goal Line Stand in Long Branch. They just re-did their entire place and it looks amazing.

Is there a reason you're so focused on Long Branch? There's also a train station in Red Bank and a lot of younger professionals live there.

If you want to stick around Long Branch, you want to stay CLOSER TO MONMOUTH'S CAMPUS. The closer you are to Monmouth's campus, the better.
Which would be West End.

(MU is actually in W. Long Branch.)
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Long Branch
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Those Prospect Ave apts are going to be a bit rundown. I agree with others that West End and the North area of Long Branch are better. At your price range you can check into Middlebrook, Continental or Twinbrook apts in Ocean Twp. There are a few complexes in Eatontown to consider. There is paid parking available at each train station so you don't need to be in walking distance.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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Prospect Ave apts are sort of run down and gross, also its getting into the seedy areas of LB.

Any particular reason you want to live in LB for the occasional train tip as opposed to Eatontown where you will actually be working everyday? If the issue is not wanting to drive home from the train station, just get a cab (they are ALWAYS available at LB) and save the fare by living closer to work.

There are nice apartments in Eatontown.
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