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Old 04-07-2008, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Rahway
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Hi,

I am 28 year old single, male computer engineer. Recently moved to NJ but still haven't fixed a place to live yet.

I make about $90K a year, am generally wise with money so I don't want to just throw my money on rent. I have a BMW 328i so I would want a place where I can park it without worry and ofcourse have a parking space. I like going out and would prefer places where they have a singles scene or atleast some life, though I am willing to travel for pubs and clubs if required (even to NYC if the commute is available all nite and is safe!)

I have my office in Edison, NJ but I wouldn't have to go there often. I have a travelling job so I would want to save on rent if I can. I am open to spend about $700-$800/month on a room sharing with anyone.

From what I could search on this forum, Hoboken is outrageously expensive and Jersey City and Newark aren't safe at all.

Please advise on which places do you think are good places to live for me. I am from Chicago and have absolutely no idea about this side

Thanks.
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
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Check out New Brunswick. You may like it. It's less expensive than JC, Hoboken or Newark and safer. But it's not Mayberry safe, by any means.
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:53 PM
 
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Cranford might be a good possibility. It has nightlife, is safe, and isn't insanely expensive.
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:35 PM
 
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Honestly, if you're a single guy in your twenties who makes decent money (as you do) and you're looking for a social scene ... I wouldn't get any further away from NYC than Jersey City. Preferably, Hoboken or Manhattan itself.

You've got plenty of time to live in suburban NJ, and no matter how nice the social scene is on a small-scale in smaller towns, nothing can compare to the city (and the immediate surroundings like Hoboken) for a single person who is new to the area and looking for a social life.

New Brunswick has Rutgers kids nearby, but they're probably in a different social scene than you are at this point.

Just my two-cents. Welcome to NJ anyway!
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Rahway
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Default Nice answers

Thanks everyone who has replied so far. More suggestions welcome
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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I'd recommend Hoboken as well, yes... a little costly, but am sure with a good realtor you can find something reasonable.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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You could find something in Hoboken with that price range. Granted it might not be an amazing place and you would need an apt. with parking space or pay for a space, but I would at least investigate that first. You can't beat the nightlife as a single there. You could also try Weehawkin, Edgewater or Seacacus, but none will have any of the appeal of Hoboken. Certain parts of Jersey City are fine with re: to safety.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Rahway
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Thanks ppl. Hoboken seems to the place to be. One question though, how much time will it take to travel from Hoboken to Edison which I might have a do for a week or so every couple of months. What would be more convenient and less time consuming, train (public transport) or driving down?

I would be travelling during the peak office hours.

Thanks again.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:13 PM
 
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Yea Hoboken is great if your single and into nightlife. Maybe check out Weehawken as well. its right by Hoboken and you can probably save some money there
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:23 PM
 
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Default Dude? Where's my car?

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Hi,

I am 28 year old single, male computer engineer. Recently moved to NJ but still haven't fixed a place to live yet.

I make about $90K a year, am generally wise with money so I don't want to just throw my money on rent. I have a BMW 328i so I would want a place where I can park it without worry and ofcourse have a parking space. I like going out and would prefer places where they have a singles scene or atleast some life, though I am willing to travel for pubs and clubs if required (even to NYC if the commute is available all nite and is safe!)

I have my office in Edison, NJ but I wouldn't have to go there often. I have a travelling job so I would want to save on rent if I can. I am open to spend about $700-$800/month on a room sharing with anyone.

From what I could search on this forum, Hoboken is outrageously expensive and Jersey City and Newark aren't safe at all.

Please advise on which places do you think are good places to live for me. I am from Chicago and have absolutely no idea about this side

Thanks.
You make 90k and you only want to spend $800 a month? I make like half that, and I spend twice that for rent. Good luck man. You want someone breaking into that beemer. No where in North Jersey fits that criteria. All too expensive. You can try Fort Ree. Might find a studio at that price in an illegal 2 family. Good luck
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