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Old 04-07-2007, 11:10 AM
 
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We are possibly moving from UK and would like some advice on good family areas to live in NJ, with a good commute into Lower Manhattan. We have a baby of 5 months. Hoping to be able to rent a 3 bed family home in an area with good transport links, good schools and social activities.Thanks
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Old 04-07-2007, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Rahway N.J
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We are possibly moving from UK and would like some advice on good family areas to live in NJ, with a good commute into Lower Manhattan. We have a baby of 5 months. Hoping to be able to rent a 3 bed family home in an area with good transport links, good schools and social activities.Thanks
I like the central jersey are (because i live here)
woodbridge rahway clark cranford and westfield

It all depends on what you plan on spending in rent
don't forget to include your monthly train tickets into
your budget

Good luck and an advance welcome to NJ
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Old 04-07-2007, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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What is your price range for a 3br?
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Old 04-07-2007, 11:54 PM
 
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Hello Nixons,

As we jerseyn's say 'Welcome to New Joy-se'!!!
I am not sure if you would like to live in a apartment or a independent single family house??
If you would like to live in a high rise apt, then I would suggest to stay near Newport or Edgewater or Hoboken - these places are almost on the other side of the Hudson river which divides NY and NJ. This is save a lot on ur commute time!!! plus there are a lot of help like nannies available to take care of the kids (if both husband and wife are working).

If u would like to live in single family house or townhomes then, Central Jersey eg: Edison, Woodbridge, Iselin, Carteret, or such towns that are located near the NJ Transit train station so you can commute to the city by train. Also, there are buses that run to the city from these areas too... generally u should expect an hours travel time to lower manhattan from Central Jersey.

I am not sure of how many people r going to live in a unit but, you should be open for either a 2 or 3 bedroom units as many a times a 2 bedroom is also spacious enough!!!

If you contact a realtor, i am sure they can help a lot.

Last edited by njrider; 04-07-2007 at 11:56 PM.. Reason: more information...
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Old 04-08-2007, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Middletown, NJ
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Hello Nixons,

As we jerseyn's say 'Welcome to New Joy-se'!!!
No. Nobody says that.

If you can afford it, threadstarter, try West New York. You don't have to worry about the ****ty schooling for awhile and you're only a few minutes from the city.
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:58 AM
 
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Thanks for your replies, welcome messages and advice...we can probably afford around 4000 per month and would probably prefer a house over an apartment.....
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Rahway N.J
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Thanks for your replies, welcome messages and advice...we can probably afford around 4000 per month and would probably prefer a house over an apartment.....
For thst amount you should look into buying not renting
why would you want to pay some one elses mortgage
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:20 AM
 
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Thanks for your replies, welcome messages and advice...we can probably afford around 4000 per month and would probably prefer a house over an apartment.....
Not sure if you are planning to stay in NJ for a long term. If you are planning to stay long term in NJ then for 4000/mth, I would suggest u should buy a house rather than rent... why pay rent when u can pay the same as mortgage and also get tax deductions!!!

If looking for a house, Bergen county is a good option as its also close by to the city too... You could also choose to live counties like Morris or Bergen or Sussex. See below urls to get a better idea on the house/rental locations:
http://new.gsmls.com/public/selectaCounty.jsp (broken link)
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