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Old 12-31-2018, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Albany, NY
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My lifelong dream is to live by the sea! I would love some opinions/ feedback/ experiences re : which you area folks prefer? Names of towns on either shore with reasonable rent 900 or lower for a one bedroom, and availability of jobs in either the hospitality and or home care fields. Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:32 PM
 
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I can't speak to your rental or job requirements, but just from a geological perspective- Jersey Shore. The Jersey Shore has nice sandy beaches. Conneticut is rocky. When the glacier period ended, the glacier came down over the CT shore so their beaches are very different from Jersey. Jersey Shore is also directly on the Atlantic. CT shoreline is all the LI Sound, more like a bay.

I would think if you are looking in the hospitality field, Atlantic City would be a place to look in NJ. There are many small motels in the Jersey Shore towns, Wildwood, Long Beach Island towns, however that might be seasonal with year round work hard to find.
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:54 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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where are from?
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Old 01-01-2019, 05:17 AM
 
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Is proximity to Manhattan relevant at all?

Generally, the further away from Manhattan you are: the less the rental market tends to be. I would maybe look at Atlantic City in this case.

I agree with the above poster on that CT has more rocky beaches; which are widely perceived as less desirable. Are you comfortable with that?
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Old 01-01-2019, 08:10 AM
 
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$900 rent ,on the shore?? Neither place.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:18 AM
 
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$900 rent ,on the shore?? Neither place.

Plenty available at that price around Atlantic City and vicinity, just not an ocean front. See link.


https://southjersey.craigslist.org/d...ch_distance=33
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:36 AM
 
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She might be able to get away with Perth Amboy
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:13 PM
 
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I lived in CT as a kid. Had a neighbor who had a beach house in Lordship (near Bridgeport). I had a lot of fun there for many years. But I don't think 900 is going to do it.

Jersea - maybe AC. While I am occasionally enamored by the vernacular beauty of AC I quickly come to my senses when I think of moving there. But there is a lot of pubic housing, a lot of it..

Check out Maryland. I had known people who moved from NJ to MD for lower taxes and overall COL. I have spent time in MD (Ocean City). Much prettier beach than CT or NJ. Nice people. Felt right at home..
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:52 PM
 
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My lifelong dream is to live by the sea! I would love some opinions/ feedback/ experiences re : which you area folks prefer? Names of towns on either shore with reasonable rent 900 or lower for a one bedroom, and availability of jobs in either the hospitality and or home care fields. Thanks in advance!
I recently gave up an apartment on the Ocean City, NJ boardwalk I lived in for 18 years, with $813 rent when I left, $650 when I moved in. I don't know a thing about CT, but because the Jersey shore still has a lot of older properties, you can find reasonable year round rents if you look hard enough (I found mine through a real estate agent, it was not advertised anywhere). The newer properties are very high rents, because the people need to make a lot to pay the mortgage on a $400,000 condo, but the older places that are long paid off are more reasonable (my building was originally built in 1929). We did most upgrades ourselves, didn't bother the landlord for anything because it was so cheap.


Now my rent is certainly not a typical Ocean City rent, you have to look find these places. Margate and Ventnor may also have similar deals, and I have seen a couple advertised cheaply in Cape May proper.


The 2 big employers down here are health care and tourism. Plenty of jobs in both, probably more for health care, at least for year-round work. Holy Redeemer has perpetually running ads for home care jobs in this area but Atlanticare is probably the areas biggest health care employer. They have many branches including home health.

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Old 01-01-2019, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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$900 rent is going to be tough for anyplace safe. Good luck, though. ocnjgirl gave you some good info, though.
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