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Old 03-01-2008, 05:07 PM
 
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I want to work in the city and live in a smaller town. Edison NJ seems ideal for me. 45 minute train ride into Penn Station, and has a place where I can affordably have a dog in the yard, and a place to ride my bicycle that's not in city traffic. Also very safe, it mate #28 on the best small towns from cnn/money mag.

Can you please tell me other cities that have a similar profile to Edison in that regard?

Ideally I would like to live within walking or biking distance from the train station, or have easy access to a shuttle service.

Also if you could suggest rental homes or apartments from $1000 to $1500 that would be great?

Thank you!
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:07 AM
 
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Edison is nice, as are Cranford, Madison and Summit. These are nice walking towns; other nice towns are not so good for walking along the downtown areas. But after living in that area for more than 10 years, I discovered Morris County, which is more suburbanly charming. Morristown is the urbanish center (right next to Madison), and if you don't mind a one hour train ride Denville is a very safe and cute small town. But, I would also highly recommend Montclair, which is actually my favorite town in NJ. It's close to the city and is like a miniature version of it, with lots of diversity in the people (who are mostly high income earners) and in restaurants as well as cultural events. If I would be able to afford living anywhere in this state, it would be there. You should be able to find some reasonable rents if you look hard enough. Happy moving!
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Old 03-02-2008, 08:12 AM
 
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Cranford, Garwood, Westfield have some apartments in that price range. Small town feel and ambiance. This actually puts you a little closer for the commute. Where are you moving from?
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