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Old 09-12-2008, 01:13 AM
 
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Hi all,

I live out West but work for a NY-based company and am thinking of relocating as it would be a good move, career-wise. Our HQ is near Washington Square Park in Manhattan, but being of avg. salary, I'm not married to the idea of living in the City. I'd be renting, so the more I can keep in my pocket, the better.

That said, it seems NJ is just as convenient as the Boroughs in terms of being near, but not in the city. I'm also upper 30s, single, and like some options in terms of nightlife (more pub than club), locally owned eateries, etc. So hopefully an areas where I can meet some single professionals, but not "too hip" if you know what I mean. Any suggestions? I've spent a few days with friends in Hoboken, but that's about it.

Also, do you see any advantages to living in NJ vs. the Boroughs (prices, taxes, etc.)?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:59 AM
 
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as far as prices and clothing tax, NJ would be less expensive. but you will need a car, whereas if you lived anywhere in NY bouroughs, you could rely on public transportation.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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Even living in Brooklyn or Queens you'll be happier with a car. The train into and around Manhattan is convenient, but taking a city bus is a nightmare.
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:44 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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Even living in Brooklyn or Queens you'll be happier with a car. The train into and around Manhattan is convenient, but taking a city bus is a nightmare.
Eh, the bus takes some getting used to, but I love it. If the subway doesn't get me there, the bus does.
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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Really? I always hated taking the bus. Everything about it - the length of time it would take to get anywhere, the other people. blech.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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Just to clarify, I'd be interested in adjacent areas where are car is not needed initially. In time I might realize a desire to move further out into the burbs but for the first year or two I'm thinking of being closer in. Thus I'm wanting to compare Weehawken, etc. vs. Greenpoint, etc.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:40 PM
 
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Bayonne, NJ sounds good for you.. lots to do, it has all the night life in its downtown area and its 1 city away from the Jersey City night life.. its close to the Hollannd, Lincoln tunnel and the GWB. and the rent is good for that area. about 800 for 1 bed can be found for a decent area.
but you can get nicer 1 bedrooms for a little higher.

And YES you will need a car in jersey.. U can also use public transportation to and from NY/NJ. you woulnt have to pay for the tolls.
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:15 PM
 
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I would say Brooklyn or Queens nabes should be checked out. There are many areas where you could get by without a car. These locations would be better for a single person. Do not burden yourself with a car if you don't have to. You can look in NJ but you will find the car issue to be limiting in many instances. After a few years carless you can make a more informed decision on that but no reason to burden yourself from the jump.
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:21 AM
 
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Newark? Jersey City? The sixth borough? You got to be freaking kidding me. None of these two cities have a popullation of at least one million.None of these cities have a economic and finacial status like New York or Philly. No cultural,no rich history,no 24hr night life none of that. Just two run down cities in between New York and Philly, mooching off the jobs and buisness. And now I hear north jersey calling themselves the sixth borough,Please,just stop!! If Jersey is to be called something it should be called the "in between state". "In between New York and Philly".
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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Newark? Jersey City? The sixth borough? You got to be freaking kidding me. None of these two cities have a popullation of at least one million.None of these cities have a economic and finacial status like New York or Philly. No cultural,no rich history,no 24hr night life none of that. Just two run down cities in between New York and Philly, mooching off the jobs and buisness. And now I hear north jersey calling themselves the sixth borough,Please,just stop!! If Jersey is to be called something it should be called the "in between state". "In between New York and Philly".
um...phily is not a state....
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