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Old May-30th-2003, 04:12 PM   #1  
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Looking for apartments in NJ

Sorry for being a little off topic, but I'm moving to NJ soon and I was wondering where is a reasonably safe neighborhood to stay?

And how's the rent like (how much per mth for a decent 1 bedrm apt)?

Thanks. Any suggestions would be good.

(We can probably meet up after I've settled down )
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Old May-30th-2003, 04:43 PM   #2  
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as it happens, NJ is a state....

which part of the state are you moving to? and if you are just up and moving for no reason and going to move to wherever you find a good place, why NJ

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Old May-30th-2003, 05:28 PM   #3  
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Oops...

I'm going to College of Staten Island. And I heard that it's cheaper to live in NJ and commute over.

I heard there's a place called Hoboken?

Any other suggestions?

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Old May-30th-2003, 11:56 PM   #4  
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Re: Looking for apartments in NJ

If you are looking for inexpensive apartments, Hoboken is not the place to consider. It has a large college student and young professional population and the rents are sky-high. It is becoming more and more upscale with a lot of restaurants and pubs designed to appeal to younger people-but at a price. It's a very safe community but extremely congested and very difficult to find a parking space in if you intend to have your car with you. It does have great public transportation to NYC, however.

To get to Staten Island from Hoboken, you have to drive south through Jersey City, then into Bayonne and over the Bayonne Bridge to Staten Island. The Bayonne Bridge crosses the Kill Van Kull, the body of water which separates Bayonne from Staten Island.

Bayonne is one of the closest cities in NJ to staten Island and the rents there are much more reasonable than anything in Hoboken. Parking is a lot easier, too. However, there isn't much to do in Bayonne for a college student looking for places to hang out and have some fun. It is a safe place to live.

Jersey City, located between Hoboken and Bayonne is the largest city of the three and, as a consequence, more to do there than in Bayonne (but not as much as in Hoboken).

The reason I know about this is that my family and I used to live in Bayonne until we moved to the suburbs in northern NJ. Currently, I have a neice who lives in Hoboken and works in the financial district in NYC. She gave up owning a car because of the difficulties of owning one in such a congested area.

I hope this information is helpful to you. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Old May-31st-2003, 04:53 PM   #5  
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Goldstar, that is EXCELLENT EXCELLENT information!!! Thank you!!! If i have anymore questions, I'll send you PM (just not to bore everyone else with my questions).

Thanks

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If you feel like living on Long Island, about an hour's drive from your school, I'll have an apartment for rent in the house I just bought - should be ready by the end of July.

I wouldn't suggest it though. Living closer to your school would definitely be better for you. Just thought I'd throw it out there, however.

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Thanks Hihoslva, but yeah, an hour's drive everyday is a bit too much
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