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Old 08-16-2018, 09:35 PM
 
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Hi all,

I am looking for some advice. My girlfriend and I both moved to the New Jersey area from out of state about a month ago. We are mid twenties young professionals. Currently, I am working in Princeton and her job is in Morristown. We've been in downtown Hoboken but both of our commutes are terrible. We're looking for a town in the middle with a more reasonable commute for the both of us.

Recommendations so far have been Somerville or New Brunswick. Any advice on the two towns? Are there others we haven't heard about? The nightlife in Jersey City/Hoboken is great and we know it won't be comparable, but we still are somewhat young so we don't want to move to a city with no walkable downtown area or young professionals.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-17-2018, 03:26 AM
 
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To bad you have to work in Princeton, Morristown is alot of fun (personally prefer it over Hoboken). New Brunswick is in the middle but I get the quivers of thinking of driving anywhere on rt. 1 and 287 northbound in the morning. Somerville isn't a happening area, but maybe a better choice.
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Old 08-17-2018, 07:04 AM
 
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The options are limited with a job in a Princeton. New Brunswick commute would not be worth it. I think Somerville is probably the best option even if it’s not exactly what you are looking for.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:15 AM
 
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Somerville is cute. The nightlife is nothing to write home about but there are a few bars and a good amount of restaurants downtown. It is walkable and nice, as well as close to other things like major store shopping in Bridgewater and the Bridgewater mall. That would be my pick for you with your current job locations. If you were to get a different job further north I'd say Morristown would be great for you.
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Old 08-17-2018, 01:24 PM
 
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I work in relocation, in the past clients with a brief similar to yours have settled in Westfield, Cranford and Summit. Somerville is great value in comparison.
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:28 PM
 
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To bad you have to work in Princeton, Morristown is alot of fun (personally prefer it over Hoboken). New Brunswick is in the middle but I get the quivers of thinking of driving anywhere on rt. 1 and 287 northbound in the morning. Somerville isn't a happening area, but maybe a better choice.
Thought about doing the reverse commute from Morristown to Princeton for work each day, it seems like Morristown would be the ideal place for us...
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:30 PM
 
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Thanks for all the advice about Somerville, it's slowly becoming our top choice based on all the options.
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:01 PM
 
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Somerville is pretty nice. There's a few bars actually.

Another option is to live separately in Princeton and Morristown and go party at each other's places every other weekend. Princeton's party scene is a bit tame, but there is one.

You might prefer that being the guy.

I'm joking though, that would be way too expensive.
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:25 PM
 
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I work in relocation, in the past clients with a brief similar to yours have settled in Westfield, Cranford and Summit. Somerville is great value in comparison.
Summit to Princeton commute?! Are you out of your mind? Not pleasant at all. You need a new line of work.

Cranford to Princeton is arguably worse!
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Old 08-23-2018, 10:25 AM
 
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Summit to Princeton commute?! Are you out of your mind? Not pleasant at all. You need a new line of work.

Cranford to Princeton is arguably worse!
I was thinking the same thing! Terrible advice from someone in relocation no less!
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