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Old 11-18-2009, 08:49 AM
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My husband has got a job at 55 water st,manhattan. Which towns will be good for us for a commute of less them 1 hr. We are very new to NJ.It is very different fromother state. We are indian family moving from seattle.

We have 2 yrs old boy. We are looking for a clean and safe place to live.

Rent < 1700.

So far we have considered E rutherford,lyndhurst. How find good quality of apt. online their are very few which are available and are good ones. is there any other way to look for apts here.

Please advice.......Thanks
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:50 PM
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When I commuted to the downtown area, I lived in Summit, NJ, and Millburn, NJ. I don't know what the rental prices are today, but you can catch an express train from both areas that take you directly to Penn Station in 25-30 min. In Summit, I also caught a downtown bus from the corner of Ashwood and Summit Ave (I think - again, it's been a while since I've done this so my memory is not all that good). From the time the bus picked me up in Summit to the main drop off downtown (Ave of the Americas - near the downtown area before what was the world trade center) it took 40-50 min. I loved that bus! I took it more than the train. Both Summit and Millburn are very safe. Another area that isn't bad is Maplewood. And, there is another town right outside of Millburn that is decent too. Just can't remember the name of it. Some realtors will work with you and help you find an apartment. I would make some calls to Weichert or Coldwell Banker and see if they still provide rental finder services. Some have fees and others - the prospective landlord pays the fee. You have to ask that up front, to see what you're getting into. There are also some towns on the Morris rail line that are pretty good and have decent, family style apartment rentals - like Madison and Chatham. Maybe you should go to the NJ Transit website, look at all the lines that go into NYC ( I would look at the Morris and Essex lines; the NJ coastal line would take you too long) and see what towns are listed as stops. I wouldn't look at any towns futher than Summit or Morristown. I hope this helps. Good Luck!!!
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:58 AM
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I also forgot to mention Edison. They were just rated one of the best places in NJ to raise kids. And, they have the MetroPark train station right there. I'm sure you can find buses to Downtown NYC as well.
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Old 11-19-2009, 04:43 PM
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Edison's a good choice. Good schools, right on the NE Corridor train line. In that area, Highland Park, South Plainfield, even parts on New Brunswick maybe would be good places to rent (although the parts of NB you would want to live may be a little pricy). My wife and I have an apartment in Highland Park that's two bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, and a dining room which we turned into a cozy bedroom, for $1300/month. Also, Edison has a great Indian community. Also Woodbridge and Iselin which are also near Metro Park station.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:16 PM
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Try to live within 10 minutes of Metropark (30 mts to NYC), Metuchen (35 mts to NYC) or Edison(40 mts to NYC) train stations. Plenty of apartments to choose from. Very safe neighborhoods, with an abundance of Indian people and groceries around. Excellent school districts.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:13 AM
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I would strongly recommend either buying or renting a place in either Hoboken or West New York. Hoboken gives you access to the PATH train. It will take your husband into downton NYC within 15 minutes. West New York provides you with access to bus transportation into NYC's Port Authority Bus Terminal (PABT) also within 15 minutes.

Hoboken is a safe place to live in and you're within walking distance to a number of very nice shops and restaurants in its downtown area. West New York's Port Imperial area is a nice and safe family-friendly place to live in.
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