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Old 01-22-2010, 04:20 AM
 
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Hello everyone,

I'm french, I will probably spend a year in NJ to work for my company's agency in Parsippany, and I have a lot of questions !
I would like to find an appartement in a safe city, not far from work (by car, 45' max), and not too far from NY (ideally 30' max by public transportation)
What are the places you suggest for my situation ?

Thanks in advance for your help !
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:26 AM
 
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Try Bayonne, in Hudson County.
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Bayonne is kind of far from Parsippany and very close to NYC, but closer to Staten Island than Manhattan.

I'd recommend Hasbrouck Heights, Rutherford, Hasbrouck Heights, Wayne, Carlstadt, Saddle Brook, Lodi, Totowa, anything in these areas.
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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Unless you are planning to be in NYC every week, I'd advise living closer to your work. NYC would still be with an hour, but you'd save so much time on a daily basis.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Nothing wrong with staying in Parsipanny
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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thank you for the advice !

I currently live near Paris, close to work but far from Paris Downtown.
Every time I go to Paris, In order to get back home safely I have to leave before 11:30pm and there's only one train each 30 minute. I hate that because I always leave in hurry and miss good moments with my friends.

That's why I was wondering, since I stay only one year, I consider living close to NYC, even if it takes time to commute to work.

Why not Parsippany indeed, but is "park & ride" possible near NYC ?

Thanks in advance
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Most NJT Commuter Rail Stations have Park & Ride , Light Rail Stations don't except Terminals. You can live in Bayonne & work in Parsipanny, you would have to take the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Hoboken Terminal & take the Morris & Essex Line to Morristown Station which is near Parsipanny. Only 2 Trains and 45-1.3 hours.
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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Even the towns closer to NYC like Rutherford still rely on NJ transit which stops at about 1 am. You should look to live in the Path train cities that run 24/7. Look into Hoboken and the waterfront sections of Jersey City. Harrison would be ideal it is a 20 minute car ride to Parsipanny and is on the path.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:53 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Parsippany has quite a few park/ride bus stations direct to/from NYC and is a town with lots of apartments also since its a junction of 3 interstate highways it contains many office buidings and corporate type campuses. I think the busses are about 45 minutes to 55/60 minutes to NYC.
Check the sched online for Lakeland Bus.
Trains are further from Parsippany in neighboring towns.

Hoboken well to me its just a city type beer dump but being younger you might appreciate that more, but a tougher ride to Parsip unless driving each day.
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