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Old 01-23-2013, 07:16 PM
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Where are you coming from? Central Pennsylvania/Delaware
Why are you moving? First job after college
Where will you be working ? If NYC, what part of NYC? Bloomfield

Will you buy or rent? Rent
What is your budget? I'd like to stay below $1500/month
What kind of place are you looking for ? 1 bedroom 1 bath

Will anyone (spouse, children, pets) be moving with you ? A cat
Do you need/want good public schools? No

Briefly describe the kind of neighborhood you'd like to live in
(examples: families with young children, young, mature, artsy, diverse, safe, close-knit, block parties, etc) I'd prefer a younger type of neighborhood that is also safe.

List three things that are important to you in order of importance.(examples: nightlife, outdoor activities, rural/urban, safety, downtown area, charming, new construction, proximity to XYZ, family oriented, easy parking, short commute, etc) The two most important are a safe area and somewhere with a commute of preferably less than 20 minutes to Bloomfield though I'd be willing to go up to around 30 minutes for commute. I'm completely ignorant of the area so any input would be appreciated.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:30 PM
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Do a search on the board for Montclair - one of New Jersey's nicest towns - old historic homes, vibrant downtown, and lots of young artsy types from the city. Look for an apartment walking distance to the Church St/Bloomfield Ave area - its where most of the stuff to do in town is, and where almost all the younger people live. Lots and lots of rentals in that area.

Montclair borders Bloomfield by the way.

Any more specific questions please feel free to ask.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:39 PM
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Your best option will probably be Montclair. Right next door, local university, train to the city, haven't been but have heard the downtown is nice.

You have two alternatives if you want to be a bit closer to larger populations of young people:

Far and away the most 'young' town in the area - and state - is Hoboken. You also have great access to Manhattan if you don't like the scene locally. Downsides are 30 minutes commute without traffic and you will need roommates.

Weehawken is just north of Hoboken and gives you great access to both Hoboken and the city, whichever is more your scene. You will not need roommates on your budget. Downsides are 30 minute commute without traffic and the town itself is fairly sleepy.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:10 AM
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Montclair for the win!

Baristanet*|*Your Local, Homegrown Online Community Since 2004 – Covering Montclair, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, West & South Orange, Maplewood, Millburn
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:24 PM
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bloomfield!!! ... why is bloomfield not good enough to live in guys ? its in budget has its own college ... quiet but still access to newark and new york within minutes ... go to bloomfield its really really nice and in budget
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