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Old 12-29-2008, 04:06 PM
 
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Hi!

I am moving up to North Jersey for work (I am from the South Jersey/Philly area). My new position is up in Florham Park, NJ. However, I am young and single therefore have been looking in the Jersey City/Hoboken area and I have a love for NYC (so I want very easy access to the city). It's not the price that concerns me, but the commute. Can anyone tell me what this will be like? I am used to driving 45mins each way (without traffic) right now to work but would like some insight as I do not know the area too well. Oh and I would probably leave my house around 6:45-7am.. Thanks!
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:44 PM
 
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You will need a car. Hoboken - not a place for a car. So, I would knock that off your list. Same with Jersey City. I lived there and had a car. Alternate side parking is not fun to manage. Living in either of those 2 cities I dont recommend having a car. Having said that, I recommend finding a place closer to Florham Park. By looking at the map, its about 25 miles away from Jersey City. I really can only recommend JC or HOBO if you work in NYC. Other than that, look elsewhere.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:49 PM
 
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A great alternative town is Montclair. It is hip and you would find a lot of resturants. It also is an easy communte to the city. About a 40 min. commute to FP for you job.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:03 PM
 
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Hi Movingup,

Hoboken is fantastic for access to the city. Since price is not your main issue, I will assume you will be buying or renting a place with offstreet parking. That is a "must" pretty much anywhere in Hudson County. As far as your commute to Florham Park, that should be very doable. It's a fairly quick ride from Hoboken to Florham, just hop on 78 West in Jersey City to 24 West and you can do that trip in less than 40 minutes. Another advantage for you is going against most of the rush hour traffic. I mean, you'll hit a little, but leaving Hoboken or JC at 6:45 and you should breeze into Florham by 7:30 without too much of a problem.

Since you are young and single, I'd heavily advise Hoboken over Jersey City. My nephew goes to Stevens and there is plenty of night life, lots of energy, and lots of strange but good looking people. The easy proximity to Manhattan seals the deal. Just make sure you find a place with offstreet parking.

Also, there are some other hip towns like Montclair, South Orange, Summit, etc., but they are really bedroom communities when you get down to it. None of them touch Hoboken if you are young and single.

Good luck!

-Marc
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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You will need a car. Hoboken - not a place for a car. So, I would knock that off your list. Same with Jersey City. I lived there and had a car. Alternate side parking is not fun to manage. Living in either of those 2 cities I dont recommend having a car. Having said that, I recommend finding a place closer to Florham Park. By looking at the map, its about 25 miles away from Jersey City. I really can only recommend JC or HOBO if you work in NYC. Other than that, look elsewhere.

If he can afford a parking spot, than it's the best of both worlds.
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:48 AM
 
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Yep, if you're making enough to afford off-street parking, that's great. As for alternate side, well if he and his car are away during the daytime hours (when street cleaning happens), then he won't have to worry about it. I think street cleaning is less of a burden for people who drive to work than for people who use transit.

I used to work close to Florham Park. Many of my co-workers lived in JC and Hoboken. It's a long commute, close to an hour. And if there's snow, accidents, or anything out of the ordinary, pile on the time. Montclair is a fair compromise, though when I lived there it took about 45 minutes to get to Florham Park during peak rush hour, 20'ish minutes off-peak. Another good alternative is Morristown. Lots of bars and restaurants down there, and practically next door to Florham Park. One of our City-Data members refers to Morristown as "Hoboken West." That may be a stretch, but it's a town with things going on.
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:30 PM
 
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thanks guys

i'm actually a she... haha, but (luckily!) I can afford the parking spots in Hoboken (looked it up on the site) and since I will have my car I know I will need one.

40 mins doesn't seem too bad.. I've rather do that than give up the easy commute into the city and a nice fun social life.

thanks for all your help!
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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Go for Hoboken if you can afford it. At that hour in the AM your commute should be right around 45 minutes. Getting back home though, probably longer.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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So another idea... how about the lyndhurst area? on map quest it seems it would cut down on the traffic and i would still be super close to the city/hoboken. any suggestions that would put me close to night life and 30-40 mins away from work (up to 60 in traffic) will help!
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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So another idea... how about the lyndhurst area? on map quest it seems it would cut down on the traffic and i would still be super close to the city/hoboken. any suggestions that would put me close to night life and 30-40 mins away from work (up to 60 in traffic) will help!
Nah, stick with Hoboken or JC, unless you want to drive to all the nightlife.
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