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Old 01-10-2008, 12:02 PM
 
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My fiance and I are planning to move from Boston to the Princeton area around July 1. We'll be looking to rent a 2 bedroom apartment, with easy access to nice restaurants, shops, bars, etc. Not sure of our job situation as of yet, so that doesn't play much of a role in location.

Just wondering if anyone had any advice on the best way to find an apartment, as well as good areas to look in (downtown? just outside?), etc. We're looking to spend roughly $1,500 for a 2br. Is this feasible?

Any advice would be really helpful!
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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It should be close to 1500 if you want to be in Princeton. However, there are nice surrounding towns as well. If you tell us where you are working etc. We'll be able to direct you to some other towns as well.
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:01 PM
 
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Well, we don't know where we'll be working quite yet. I think we'd like to be in Princeton itself, unless we're priced out of it. But it looks like we'd be in good shape.

Ideas on the best ways to search for apartments in that area? The internet searches I've found so far have been kind of lacking.
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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try craigslist.com But there may not be many there. You can also try apartments.com. Most of what you'll find in Princeton will be townhomes or maybe an apartment over a store or something.....nice ones though. Its definately a nice place. There aren't many "complexes" though. You can also go to princetonpacket.com. there are a variety of newspapers to choose from that you can look at. Good luck to you.
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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This is were I wanted to rent when I moved to NJ, but having my large dog made it not possible for me. I never physically checked em out, but it looks really nice from the pictures.

The Mews at Princeton Junction - New Homes in Princeton, NJ by Toll Brothers

as mentioned above, craigslist is a good resource.

central NJ housing classifieds - craigslist

Good luck...
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Craigslist is your best bet for rentals. I would say to check out Ewing, Pennington, and Princeton Junction for areas to rent. Princeton will be pretty expensive and you will not get nearly as much as you could outside of the town.
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Old 01-10-2008, 01:57 PM
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try craigslist.com But there may not be many there. You can also try apartments.com. Most of what you'll find in Princeton will be townhomes or maybe an apartment over a store or something.....nice ones though. Its definately a nice place. There aren't many "complexes" though. You can also go to princetonpacket.com. there are a variety of newspapers to choose from that you can look at. Good luck to you.
Also, rent.com might be a good option.
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:36 PM
 
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This is were I wanted to rent when I moved to NJ, but having my large dog made it not possible for me. I never physically checked em out, but it looks really nice from the pictures.

The Mews at Princeton Junction - New Homes in Princeton, NJ by Toll Brothers

as mentioned above, craigslist is a good resource.

central NJ housing classifieds - craigslist

Good luck...
The Mews actually looks great. I'd been looking at that earlier today. Might be a little more than we'd like to spend, but looks like it would be worth it. I'll be down there next weekend, so maybe we'll check them out.
Thanks!
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Old 01-10-2008, 03:41 PM
 
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IN PRINCETON there's Palmer Square, but those apartments are condos. Princeton Junction is all the way across Route 1 from Princeton and not exactly walking distance to shops, etc....There are few pickings for apartments in the area.
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Old 01-10-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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Did a quick search on realtor.com under rentals for Princetons' zip 08540 and the first few that came up were in Canal Point which is actually in West Windsor but on the Princeton side of Rte 1. They are 2 bedrooms and in your price range.
This is a well established neighbourhood, not walkable but a short drive into Princeton. It is walkable to a small mall, Market Fair, which has 10 theatres, Barnes and Nobles, William Sonoma, Restoration Hardware etc. There is a Big Fish restaurant/bar and a PF Chang.
Good luck with your search!
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