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Old 09-04-2014, 05:19 PM
 
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I am relocating from Sunnyvale, CA to NYC to join a new job. My company office is on the 58th street E.
What are the good and safe places nearby with reasonable commute time to my office.
Following are some details explaining my situation:
1. I am married but no kids. Me and wife are in mid 20's.
2. I want to rent a reasonably good 1 bed room apartment ( preferably have parking on-site). My budget is 2k/month. I want the neighborhood to be safe, I like taking a walk at night or go for a run in the morning.
3. I want my commute to be somewhere around 1 hr door - door.

This will be my first time moving to East coast and I am scared after reading some of the threads here regarding the safety in some of the cities in NJ.

Any help here is greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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The only cities that are scary are the ones near NYC and Camden, lol. Everything else is reasonably cool
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:48 PM
 
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The only cities that are scary are the ones near NYC and Camden, lol. Everything else is reasonably cool


Hoboken, Edgewater & plenty of other towns that are very close to the City are not "scary."

I guess it depends if the OP wants something more suburban & doesn't mind commuting, or if he wants to be close to the City & have a quick commute.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:50 AM
 
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Just an FYI - the subway ride is easier from Grand Central to East 58 (1 stop) vs. the subway ride from Penn station to East 58 (walk to Herald Square then 4 or 5 stops).
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:54 AM
 
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Just an FYI - the subway ride is easier from Grand Central to East 58 (1 stop) vs. the subway ride from Penn station to East 58 (walk to Herald Square then 4 or 5 stops).
A train to Penn and then this in an hour door to door is near impossible from a lot of NJ. With a $2k budget I would start your search in Hoboken if you don't mind living in a city. Then you can take the PATH to Herald Square. This could be around 45 min depending on your walk to the Hoboken station.
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:16 AM
 
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Working on the East Side will add time to your commute. An hour without being right on the Hudson (Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken) is not realiastic. Start in Hudson County and if it's too crowded, look out in Union, Bergen or Passaic Counties. njtransit.com is a good place to get a feel of how the trains are laid out and where the different bus routes go. NJ is by and large safe with the exception of our cities like Paterson, Newark, some parts of Jersey City, Camden, Irvington, East Orange. But you probably wouldn't want to move there to begin with.
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:59 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestion. I don't mind my commute to be slightly more say 1 - 1.5 hr. I just want to rent an apartment in a safe neighborhood. All the apartments in Hoboken & East side of jersey city are around 2.7 - 2.8k or even more, which is out of my budget .

I am getting some deals in Ironbound/Forest Hill, Newark but as you guys already mentioned Newark is not a safe city to live in so that's out of question now.

How is Secaucus or Bayonne? Are they safe? I know there will be more commute time from these places but I am getting apartments within my budget.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestion. I don't mind my commute to be slightly more say 1 - 1.5 hr. I just want to rent an apartment in a safe neighborhood. All the apartments in Hoboken & East side of jersey city are around 2.7 - 2.8k or even more, which is out of my budget .

I am getting some deals in Ironbound/Forest Hill, Newark but as you guys already mentioned Newark is not a safe city to live in so that's out of question now.

How is Secaucus or Bayonne? Are they safe? I know there will be more commute time from these places but I am getting apartments within my budget.


Secaucus or Bayonne are fine.

From Secaucus you can hop on NJ Transit & be at NY Penn Station (7th Ave & 33rd St.) very quickly.

From Bayonne you can take the Hudson Bergen Light Rail to the PATH train. The PATH will get you to 6th Ave. & 33rd.

You'll then take the subway to work. How far east on 58th St. are you working?
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:58 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestion. I don't mind my commute to be slightly more say 1 - 1.5 hr. I just want to rent an apartment in a safe neighborhood. All the apartments in Hoboken & East side of jersey city are around 2.7 - 2.8k or even more, which is out of my budget .

I am getting some deals in Ironbound/Forest Hill, Newark but as you guys already mentioned Newark is not a safe city to live in so that's out of question now.

How is Secaucus or Bayonne? Are they safe? I know there will be more commute time from these places but I am getting apartments within my budget.
I'd check out Rutherford, Lyndhurst & Clifton as well. Maybe 10-15 mins past Secaucus on the train but all safe communities close to everything. The only shady part of Clifton is the part by the Paterson border (Crooks Ave) and even thats not so bad.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:56 PM
 
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I'd check out Rutherford, Lyndhurst & Clifton as well. Maybe 10-15 mins past Secaucus on the train but all safe communities close to everything. The only shady part of Clifton is the part by the Paterson border (Crooks Ave) and even thats not so bad.

Doesn't the train from Rutherford going into Hoboken? He'd switch to the PATH at Hoboken & then take subway in Manhattan to his office.

The more trains you take each day, the more possibility of delays.
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