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Old 03-17-2009, 01:37 AM
 
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I may be moving to NJ from AL for a job near Pluckemin and I don't know where I should live! I have been told Hoboken is a great spot for young professionals (by a relocation specialist)....but I've also read that it's very pricey. Where can I get a studio apartment for ~$1000 that's located near nightlife and still a doable commute to Pluckemin? Of course I'd prefer it be safe and as close to NYC as possible. Thanks in advance!

Oh yeah, and is a <1hr commute from JC/Hoboken area to the Pluckemin area even possible?
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:56 AM
 
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I may be moving to NJ from AL for a job near Pluckemin and I don't know where I should live! I have been told Hoboken is a great spot for young professionals (by a relocation specialist)....but I've also read that it's very pricey. Where can I get a studio apartment for ~$1000 that's located near nightlife and still a doable commute to Pluckemin? Of course I'd prefer it be safe and as close to NYC as possible. Thanks in advance!

Oh yeah, and is a <1hr commute from JC/Hoboken area to the Pluckemin area even possible?
not many places. for 1000 you would probably be in a bad area.

hoboken is a good choice, but not for that price
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Morristown may be an option... but for 1000/month, you'll probably have to look west of Pluckemin. Or South even..
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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Wait. Are you talking about the Pluckemin in Somerset County? Why would you want to live in Jersey City or Hoboken when your job is in Pluckemin? People usually relocate to places like JC and Hoboken because they work in Manhattan (and also get paid a Manhattan salary).

Why not live someplace near Pluckemin in Somerset County (I'm sure you could find an apartment in the $1,000 range there), and then just "commute" to Hoboken or Manhattan on Friday/Saturday nights for the nightlife?

Also, if you live in JC or Hoboken, parking could be a pain.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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I could go even $1500 probably, but yeah i don't want to hassle TOO much with parking so I'd have to pay more for a rented spot. I just want to live close to nightlife and not have to drive or ride the train too far. Is there a PATH or train from Morristown?
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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You could possibly look into New Brunswick.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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So I'm looking into New Brunswick and Morristown. What about Elizabeth? Newark is out of the question. What about JC? Anyone make the commute OUT of the city towards Pluckemin and can tell me how it is?
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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Morristown is definitely what you want, its a short ride to Pluckemin, and has tons of nightlife. you can find a nice apt for 1200 too.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Morristown looks good. New, nice housing for relatively good prices. Crime stats are surprising though. Higher property crime incidents than JC.... Compared to New Brunswick, which has more trains running to NYC and hoboken on fri and sat nights with later times (Morristown stops running at like 11!), which would you pick?
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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yea morristown has a bit more crime than you might expect. lots of hispanic immigrants that get drunk and commit crimes. also there are sections that have gov't housing, aka martin luther king ave, aka "the hollow", as they call it. but those areas are easy to avoid.
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