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Old 12-29-2006, 01:21 PM
 
Location: In NJ, for better or worse...
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One of the reasons for Plainsboro is we are doing a coast to coast transfer with the mgt commuinity we use now and there will be no penalties.

I was looking at a map and it looked like I could take 533 up to 22 and then to 525 which goes to where I would be working. Any input on this route?

Thanks for all the help.
You do not want to be anywhere near Route 22 during rush hour. Lots of traffic lights and volume.
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:27 PM
 
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One of the reasons for Plainsboro is we are doing a coast to coast transfer with the mgt commuinity we use now and there will be no penalties.

I was looking at a map and it looked like I could take 533 up to 22 and then to 525 which goes to where I would be working. Any input on this route?

Thanks for all the help.
I take 533 very often. Its probably better to take 533 (->623) to 287N and get off of 287 close to your location. From 533 to reach 22 you 'd have to pass through worst traffic zones. Do you know which exit you 'd be taking off of 287? In general 287 is not bad, though there are few bottlenecks (at 78 intersection etc) but in general it is pretty good.

Also, no matter how you slice it, you are looking at close to 40mi distance on NJ roads and even on those rare best days (<10 in last 2 years & no traffic or other isssues) the best I did probably was 55 min.
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Old 12-29-2006, 04:07 PM
 
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Exit 26B if I got on 287. Here is what google maps said: Merge onto CR-525/Mt Airy Rd via the Mt Airy Rd N/CR-525 N exit 26B to Bernardsville

Our other choice is to live in Allentown PA, but it would be sixty miles (most of it I78).
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:52 PM
 
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At 26B you are a little closer than I (Exit 30B), like 3-4 miles from Plainsboro for it is worth. While I never took 78, based on what I heard its not pretty either during the peak hours.

So, if you have to choose between these two, Plainsboro is probably better and you will be located centrally as well. As other have said before, Plainsboro is a nice community with farms in and around also well as well regarded schools, close to Princeton etc.

Hope this helps and good luck with you move.
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Old 12-29-2006, 10:05 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. My only other choice at this point is to live in Bethlehem or Easton and take I78 and that seems even worse. I am hoping I can learn some back roads and avoid the interstate.
Don't do that! You will regreat. The guy interviewed me told me that his only mistake is to move to Betheleham, and comming to NJ is killing him ...

Check out this nice community call Society Hill at Piscataway, I think that was the lowest cost condo/townhouse community at Piscataway during my dull diligence search, and it has nice swimming pool, tennis court, playground with over 700 units, and right next Rutgers Univ ... If my wife not going to work at Middletown but at Basking Ridge like you, I will be very interested in this community ...
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Old 12-29-2006, 11:30 PM
 
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Exit 26B if I got on 287. Here is what google maps said: Merge onto CR-525/Mt Airy Rd via the Mt Airy Rd N/CR-525 N exit 26B to Bernardsville

Our other choice is to live in Allentown PA, but it would be sixty miles (most of it I78).
I took CR-525 the other day, it is mountain route ...

Forget about Allentown PA! That's too much to Basking Ridge, yet, hit lots of traffice on I-78 ... that's crazy! I went with my brother family to pick up his wife at Basking Ridge and then heading PA, Omg! I-78 was so jam...
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Old 12-29-2006, 11:36 PM
 
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At 26B you are a little closer than I (Exit 30B), like 3-4 miles from Plainsboro for it is worth. While I never took 78, based on what I heard its not pretty either during the peak hours.

So, if you have to choose between these two, Plainsboro is probably better and you will be located centrally as well. As other have said before, Plainsboro is a nice community with farms in and around also well as well regarded schools, close to Princeton etc.

Hope this helps and good luck with you move.
Again, commuting from Plainsboro to Basking Ridge is going to kill you for sure! Don't think you can take Rt 206, that's mountain route too, and many sections only two lanes! I happened to go with my brother to pick up his wife at Basking Ridge then heading down to Chauncy Conf Center at Princeton, taking Rt 206, it was an awefully crowd route, and when go further south, lots of traffic lights and small roads ... Apparently Google!Maps did not do a good job...
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Old 12-29-2006, 11:48 PM
 
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Exit 26B if I got on 287. Here is what google maps said: Merge onto CR-525/Mt Airy Rd via the Mt Airy Rd N/CR-525 N exit 26B to Bernardsville

Our other choice is to live in Allentown PA, but it would be sixty miles (most of it I78).
If you live at Maple Grove near Possumptown Rd area of Piscataway, you will be one mile to Fwy 287 x8 then another 18 miles to Fwy 287 x26B so you will have very straightward Fwy 287 highway commute of about 25 minutes ...

I saw the photo at Maple Grove community yahoo group, and it is very nice community (unfortunately, this board does not allow a link, so you need to find the group by yourself ...)
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Old 12-29-2006, 11:55 PM
 
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You do not want to be anywhere near Route 22 during rush hour. Lots of traffic lights and volume.
Wrong! I was there one morning going to Basking Ridge with my sister-in-law, and she took Rt 22 from Piscataway to get onto Fwy 287 North, and that section of Rt 22 has very few traffic lights. She also told me that from Rt 22 to Rt 525 is short cut, but that depends on where in Basking Ridge to go. I drove Rt 525 back to Piscataway from Basking Ridge that day and I did not like it, it has lots of curves and, as I said, mountain road, lots of turns, but it is certain great to drive during holidays, it has nice veiw with lakes and creeks ...etc.

True! other sections of Rt 22 is crazy! I tried from Piscataway to Jersey City taking Rt 22, I finally got stuck and chicken out to Burker King on the side to have breakfast at North Plainfield area.
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:06 AM
 
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I agree with other posts here...and I have been driving to work in Basking Ridge from Plainsboro for almost 2 years now. While it doesn't take 90 mins every day more like 75 mins is average, each way. And, if you can leave a little early, 6.30ish you may be able save another 5-10 mins or so.
If you pick Lake Nelson section of Piscataway where my brother's friend lives (we were invite a dinner one day), you will have Lake view, farm lands (huge Cornel Farm to Piscataway is like Central Park to NYC), and 1 miles to Middlesex Mall, and, of course, 25 minutes to Basking Ridge ...
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