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Satish, Home Buyer in Edison, NJ

i commute to wtc, ny how is the commute to the city from winding way, princeton, nj

Asked by Satish, Edison, NJ Tue Mar 3, 2009

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Hi Satish,
For a new community.....under construction, a shuttle this early is only likely when all homes are sold & occupied and there are enough individuals with this requirement.
You may be able to organize a carpool .
Rt 27 has a suburban transit bus to NY Port Authority that will also take you to New Brunswick train station.
Expect frequent stops & the schedul is also on their site.

Jersey Ave & New Brunswick parking gets full , though there is also a parking deck right across........this may be more expensive.
You could google & get phone #'s to call & fnd out.

For Princeton Junction, that's true as well...........again, you'll have to do 'dry runs' to see when you need to get there by to find a spot.
One thing to note, even if you are able to get a montly permit, it does not guarantee you a spot.

There are communities in West Windsor & Plainsboro that offer commuter shuttles.

The New construction you are considering would offer South Brunswick related connections.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 5, 2009
Hi Satish,

The total commuting time should account for the time it would take to get to the train station, as well.

I lived in the south Brunswick / Kendall Park area about 4 yrs ago, & the traffic was pretty bad then ..........now much more so........during rush hour, it can take at least 30 mins to get to either New Brunswick or Princeton Junction.
The main access to either of these train stations is Rt 27 or Rt 1 ..........if you take the 'backroads' these can get pretty backed up as well.........even so, you'd have to traverse some part of Rt 27 or Rt 1.

Suggest you do a 'dry run' if you are seriously considering this property.
This means driving during rush hour to see how long getting to the train station may take.

The time taken by trains can be calculated by visiting http://www.NJtransit.com.

IMHO, staying on the easterly side of Rt 1 provides for a better commute for individuals commuting to NYC on a daily basis, unless contending with traffic is not an issue.

There are communities in West Windsor Plainsboro & even Robbinsville & Lawrence, which offer commuter shuttles to the train station.

In analyzying the market trends, one may also see that areas well connected with a public transportation system & a good school district, have retained home values, being less affected by the downturn,more so than others.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 4, 2009
Satish: It's a fairly easy commute. You can take the train from Princeton Junction to Newark and then take the Path tube. There are a ton of trains, some take a little longer because they make more stops, so you'd have to get a NJ Transit schedule (available on the web) to see which ones were best for you. The transfer in Newark is very easy and is done right in the RR station.

The BIG problem is parking at the station. You would probably have to begin by being dropped off until you got through the waiting list for a spot you could count on but lots of people have done this very thing.

Princeton and its environs are a great place to live. While I've traveled a bit to many corners of the world, I've never been tempted to move away.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 4, 2009
Thanks a lot for your prompt replies
I currently travel by NJ Transit. I need to know if there are any shuttles/NJ buses to the train station or if there is parking available at either Princeton Junction or Jersey Ave or New Brunswick and how much is the wait period. Thanks.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 4, 2009
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