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Old 04-10-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Don't forget Collingswood.
Nah , Collingswood isn't as popular as Haddonfield.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:39 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Nah , Collingswood isn't as popular as Haddonfield.
Nah, Collingswood is far more popular with the LGBT community. It's had a significant gay presence for years:
http://www.nj.com/inside-jersey/inde...lingswood.html

Haddonfield didn't even host a gay event until 2011:
http://haddon.patch.com/articles/had...ommunity-event

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Old 04-11-2013, 04:48 AM
 
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I'm from Oakland -- and not really appreciating the Oakland, Ca comments. It's a beautiful place -- a city though, with nice areas and not so nice areas. A town to consider would be Plainfield -- beautiful, inexpensive homes but very poor school district which may not be a concern to your friend. No surfing but lots of parks.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:58 AM
 
Location: stuck
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Sup guys, I have a friend coming from the Bay Area, and he's looking for either of these. Not sure what he means by the first one (I'm assuming a town in NJ with the same or similar vibe of the Bay Area and/or SoCal), but I do know that Trenton (Mill Hill), Plainfield, and Asbury Park have large gay communities. Thing is, I don't think any of them would be like anywhere in the Bay Area that isn't Oakland or SoCal that isn't Compton.

He's looking for some surfing and gays, any suggestions? Would New Brunswick fit the mold? If we can get some CA people here, that would be great
well first of all, Mill Hill in Trenton only spans for a couple of blocks. and nooooowhere to surf. no surfing in New Brunswick either. or Plainfield.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:58 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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I'm from Oakland -- and not really appreciating the Oakland, Ca comments. It's a beautiful place -- a city though, with nice areas and not so nice areas. A town to consider would be Plainfield -- beautiful, inexpensive homes but very poor school district which may not be a concern to your friend. No surfing but lots of parks.
This is true. I lived in the Oakland Hills for a year. In the Montclair section, coincidentally enough. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever lived.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:59 PM
 
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Sorry, but the LGBT crew are far more alive and well in Collingswood than Haddonfield. Collingswood's ten minute commute to Philly has alot to do with it. This includes social gatherings once per month and affordable, nice homes. Many are Victorians like San Fran. No surfing here but you can go to Brigantine and surf in less than an hour. The proximity to Philly can't be beat.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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A town to consider would be Plainfield -- beautiful, inexpensive homes but very poor school district which may not be a concern to your friend.
You forgot to mention the incredibly high crime rate.
Crime is what Plainfield is most noted for, aside from their abominable school system.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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You forgot to mention the incredibly high crime rate.
Crime is what Plainfield is most noted for, aside from their abominable school system.
Still lower than Oakland...

Though, unlike Oakland, Plainfield doesn't have any high-income areas.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:53 AM
 
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Maplewood is a good option--very vibrant theater community, lots of gays and lesbians (single and with families) and easy access into NYC.

NOTHING like San Diego in terms of beauty and beach---but the same type of laid back demographics, blue values and general quirkiness.

(PS Montclair is another good option)
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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Sup guys, I have a friend coming from the Bay Area, and he's looking for either of these. Not sure what he means by the first one (I'm assuming a town in NJ with the same or similar vibe of the Bay Area and/or SoCal), but I do know that Trenton (Mill Hill), Plainfield, and Asbury Park have large gay communities. Thing is, I don't think any of them would be like anywhere in the Bay Area that isn't Oakland or SoCal that isn't Compton.

He's looking for some surfing and gays, any suggestions? Would New Brunswick fit the mold? If we can get some CA people here, that would be great
He's out of luck. Pure and simple.
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