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Old 11-04-2009, 04:57 AM
 
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I am moving to Northern New Jersey next year and was researching towns that are convenient to live in without a car.

As long as I can do daily errands and get to Manhattan easily then I would be satisified.

Please, list any towns that this is possible. This will help out a lot for the town that I choose to live in.

Thanks

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Old 11-04-2009, 06:43 AM
 
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Jersey City
Hoboken
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Westwood, NJ
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New Jersey Transit - Home
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:00 AM
 
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In Bergen County,

Westwood.
Ridgewood.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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if u are going to work in manhattan consider a city within an hour train ride with no transfer which will be a station south of newark penn station. or of course hoboken/J.C. or otherwise there are some good walkable towns with buses that go into ny
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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In Bergen County,

Westwood.
Ridgewood.
Eh...those towns are prototypical suburbs. You really need a car to live there. And it's quite a train ride to the city from both of those towns.
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:29 PM
 
Location: NJ
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The best towns to live in without a car are Jersey City and Hoboken. I lived in Jersey City for many years and never used my car unless I was going out of town for something. In both JC and Hoboken you can walk to pretty much everywhere including grocery stores, restaurants, shops, and train stations. Anywhere other than these two places is going to be more suburban and you'll most likely need/want a car.
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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The best towns to live in without a car are Jersey City and Hoboken. I lived in Jersey City for many years and never used my car unless I was going out of town for something. In both JC and Hoboken you can walk to pretty much everywhere including grocery stores, restaurants, shops, and train stations. Anywhere other than these two places is going to be more suburban and you'll most likely need/want a car.
Agreed completely. Living in Jersey City, the only time I use my vehicle is when traveling to the suburbs. Which you don't need to do, unless you have family or friends that live in the suburbs, that require you to pay a visit. In which case public transportation is available too.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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hey what else do u need to know besides transit, there is a list of towns good for transit but we can narrow it down with more information describing what would be convenient for ur lifestyle
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:57 AM
 
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hey what else do u need to know besides transit, there is a list of towns good for transit but we can narrow it down with more information describing what would be convenient for ur lifestyle
Well, I appreciate the offer. However, really the only thing that I need to know is good transit towns in Northern New Jersey.

I have lived in southern and central Jersey before and live in another state now. So, I am kind of familiar with safety, rent prices, etc in NNJ.
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