I would suggest Jersey City, Hoboken or surrounding towns that would provide you easy access to NYC and still provide a city type atmosphere. If you locate close to train or ferry, you don't need a car.
If you want beaches, parks and surburban lifestyle, look to the Jersey Shore. You can commute by ferry from Highlands, NJ, Atlantic Highlands, NJ, or Belford, NJ. To reach downtown Wall Street is 35-40 minute ferry ride. Add on another few minutes if you want to get to midtown. The Jersey Shore provides an abundance of outdoor recreational activities with Sandy Hook, prisitne beaches, boardwalks, extensive waterways created by the rivers, bays and inlets, equestrian sports, and great surburban lifestyles.
Both of my suggestions present different lifestyle options...it just depends on what you are looking for. You probably need to be 'in the 200's' to enter either market.
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Everyone that I've shown the pics to has flipped on how great the spaces look.
Give me a call if you want me to refer you a good agent there.