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Old 11-03-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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I'm looking to relocate to New Jersey, specifically Middlesex County. I really like the town of Middlesex but I'm 23 and need a town that is affordable, safe, not rural. I'd like a nice suburb close to shops, entertainment, etc. I'd prefer a town that is mainly white just because I come from a town like that and it's what I am comfortable with. I don't mind some diversity, as long as I don't feel like the minority being a young white female. I hope I don't offend anyone as that was not my intention
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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Highland Park
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:58 PM
 
Location: New York City
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New/North Brunswicks and Edison are vibrant.

Avoid Monroe/S Brunswick/Cranbury area. Avoid Sayreville/Old Bridge, too. Extremely boring.

In terms of ethnicity, most of Middlesex County isn't majority-white anymore. There's a lot of diversity. A higher level of Indian immigration than just about anywhere in the country. You also have Latino, Black, and East Asian populations. Monroe and Cranbury are very white, but kind-of rural and with little to do but go to the neighborhood bar.

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Old 11-03-2013, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Like the previous poster said, Highland park is your best bet. I drive past this town daily from my home in North Brunswick, and think its a good fit for a 23 year old like you.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:57 AM
 
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If u must stay in Middlesex ill go with Metuchen first, Highland park second. I just do not like New Brunswick. Even Edison would work.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:11 AM
 
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New Brunswick has lots of 20-somethings and more to do than Highland Pk.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:31 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I lived in Highland Park when I was in my mid 20's. Aside from a couple dive bars there is absolutely nothing to do. I always ended up going out in New Brunswick every weekend. And I don't know why people are saying Edison and North Brunswick are "vibrant". Aside from the strip malls along Route 1 there is nothing going on in those towns.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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I lived in Highland Park when I was in my mid 20's. Aside from a couple dive bars there is absolutely nothing to do. I always ended up going out in New Brunswick every weekend. And I don't know why people are saying Edison and North Brunswick are "vibrant". Aside from the strip malls along Route 1 there is nothing going on in those towns.


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While I agree that Highland Park is really no more, "vibrant", than the eternally dull Edison, at least Highland Park's proximity to New Brunswick makes it more of a viable option for younger folks.

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Old 11-04-2013, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Rutgers '17
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New Brunswick.

Highland Park is mostly 40/50 somethings.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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No need for me to chime in here. New Brunswick like the others said.
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