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Old 11-27-2009, 04:59 PM
 
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My fiancee and I are finishing up grad school this spring and we are looking to get out of Illinois. I am a figure skater, not a national level or anything. I've never landed a triple axel or been on tv lol but I would love to train at the Ice House in Hackensack and my fiance is ok with almost anywhere as long as we are both happy. I like how close it is to NYC but I was wondering if it would be too sleepy for us. We aren't big partiers at all and since we are engaged meeting people to date isn't an issue we just don't want to be the only 25 year olds and be bored in the suburbs. If you know of a better town near Hackensack and NYC please let me know! We are researching lots of places to live!
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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Where in Illinois are you living? Illinois has some cool spots, Quad Cities and Galena come to mind
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Ocean County
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Have you considered the cost of living in New Jersey? That might take a bite out of your fun right from the start.
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:25 PM
 
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Have you considered the cost of living in New Jersey? That might take a bite out of your fun right from the start.
Good point, not to mention the traffic. What's your budget?

It's safe to say that most places within a 15 mile radius of NYC won't be sleepy.
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:35 PM
 
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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You might like the north end of Hackensack close to Maywood/Paramus. Clean, safe, and not too sleepy.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Well once you enter Hackensack it states "Welcome to Hackensack: A City In Motion"

I think it's a little of an exaggeration, but it's not a complete lie. There's numerous buses that travel through the city going to places like NYC, Paterson, Jersey City, Ridgewood, The mall, etc. And the City offers plenty of luxury apartments along Prospect Ave. which is a safe area to live, as long as you stay away from areas around the High School. (First St, Eastern section of Central Ave, and along most of Union.)

I just think your best bet is looking for places to rent along Prospect Ave. or to look around some areas of Passaic St. because I know they have nice apartment complexes as well.

If someone tells you that Hackensack is a complete ghetto, don't believe them. I live here and I know there's spots that can be iffy, but for the most part, Hackensack is an overall safe city.
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