The key here would be your price range, as "affordable" is in the eye of the beholder!
There are a lot of choices with either a suburban or more urbane "vibe" - once you make a wish list and take a few area tours, , local agents can help you narrow the choices.
Best wishes..........I know it's not SF, but you'll like it here once you get settled in!!
Hoboken has become a thriving family community in recent years. There is quite a lot of children's programs both indoor and outdoor. The Hoboken Family Alliance is a great resource to browse some of these programs at http://hobokenfamily.com its a very good comprehensive list. The other nice thing about Hoboken is that you can easily hop on a train into NYC for a million more diversions for the kids, the possibilities are endless. I am not that familiar with Morristown, but I have been there, and it is another good suggestion. To learn more I would browse their municipal website, they may have information of children's programming. Give me a call if you have any questions (201) 820-7978.
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Thanks everyone for your feedback! Much appreciated. After giving it some more thought I think the deciding factor is going to be which town has the most activities for our kid(s). When checking on the weather in NJ I noticed it rains on average about 10 days of the month, so I'm thinking I need to be close to indoor playgrounds etc. With that in mind, would Hoboken be a better fit than let's say Morristown?
Montclair is a good option, both for commuting & the feel of the town you may like. Another option, is Morristown. It has a nice downtown shopping area & lots of good restaurants, playhouse, etc. Hoboken is a bit more congested than these other two areas & the parking is definitely an issue. You need an apt. that has the parking with it. Your best bet, is to contact a realtor to assist you & get you the information you need. You can also look on Realtor.com for rentals. Welcome to New Jersey!
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Thanks for the clarification. I think that Hoboken would still be do-able, about 30-40 minutes by car. Parking can be a problem in Hoboken, so I would suggest looking for an apt with Parking. I don't know of any towns up that way that I can honestly say are like Hoboken. That is a very suburban part of NJ. Montclair is a bit closer and is a bit more hip and up and coming than the rest, the commute difference is about 15 mintues. If you want to explore the Hoboken option feel free to call me at 201.820.7978.
My name is Yvette Veideman I am a Realtor at Remax Connection. I have 19 years of experience.
http://www.realtor.com is a pretty nice site to explore. It might be helpful. The Northern part of Burlington County has lovely developments. Are you looking to buy or rent? I will be send you a selection of both id you like. My website is http://www.ListForLessNJ.com
Please feel free to call my cell phone 609-707-1212 and we can discuss your move to New Jersey.
Is it Florence Township in Burlington County or Florham Park in Morris County? Because I do not know of a town in NJ called "Florence Park" . Florence Township is about an hour Drive from Hoboken, Florham Park is much closer about 30 minutes.