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Where in N New jersey can i live?

Asked by Karl Allen, Tue Dec 16, 2008

I will be moving to New Jersey to work in Flanders, but I do not want to live in a rural or suburban setting. What cities can you suggest in th eregion, I dont mind having to commuteto work.

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Hi Karl,

It sounds like you want to take a look in Morristown as the guy below stated "It has a vibrant downtown area, train access to New York, and more of an urban feel. Flanders will be a 20-30 minute ride to work "

As far as a good agent in that area fidn someone that is closer then 30 minutes away from the town you want to look. You should look up:

Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
Prudential New Jersey Properties
973-992-6363 ext 116 office
973-715-1158 cell
GinaChirico@PruNewJersey.com

Web Reference: http://GinaChirico.PruNewJersey.com

GIna has a Trulia site and I an sure you can find her easily.
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Hi Karl,

Morristown is about an hour to New York by car. During the morning rush, 60-90 minutes, but that will not affect you. By train it's an hour to Penn Station. Morristown has varied housing types also. Single family detached, multi-families, and condos. If you want some photos of the downtown area e-mail me and I'll send them.

-Marc
Web Reference: http://www.marcpaolella.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 18, 2008
Thanks I will look at Morristown, how far is it from NYC?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Dec 18, 2008
Karl,

Morristown is definitely a good choice considering you will be working in Flanders. Other good choices outside of Morris County and on a smaller scale would include Montclair or possibly South Orange in Essex County. Paterson or Passaic and possibly areas of Clifton would be a good choice for Passaic County.

Although you are willing to commute to work, how far are you willing to travel and have you commuted before? If you aren't currently a commuter, I've heard that commuting can eventually take a toll on you so perhaps you may want to consider staying closer to Flanders and Morris County as opposed to areas that are farther away.

What price range you are looking in can also be a factor of where to live and also remember to add your commuting costs into your monthly budget to determine affordability.

Where are you relocating from? Are you familiar at all with New Jersey? I'd be happy to assist you in starting your New Jersey home search and send you some information on these towns along with some housing materials. Please feel free to contact me directly.

Good luck!

Gina Chirico, Sales Associate
Prudential New Jersey Properties
973-715-1158 cell
973-992-6363 ext 116
GinaChirico@PruNewJersey.com

(P.S. John, thanks for the recommendation and sorry for the delay in responding. I've been ill the past few days and am now getting back into the realm of real estate!)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 17, 2008
Hi Karl, the Morristown area is a great suggestion - it does have a vibrant downtown that is getting even better with ongoing improvement. I just assisted a couple buy a home in Morris Township, one of the communities that form concentric circles around Morristown. If this area is of interest, I'm sure they'd be happy to chat with you - they've moved from Brooklyn and are settling in as we "speak".

The Morristown area is well worth considering - it has much to offer -- good access to transportation - public and highways, an urban/suburban downtown with great shopping and restaurants, suburban residential living, Morristown Hospital close by (by #1 choice), and within striking distance to your job.

Another thing I like about the suburbs that have access to train/bus lines is that I believe they will hold their value better - I see a real return to basics - and one of those is the common sense of good access to public transporation for commuters. I also see an renewed enthusiasm for communities with more of an urban downtown feel - such as Morristown, Westfield and Summit.

If I can be of service, don't hesitate to contact me.

Best,
Jeannie Feenick
Search and connect at http://www.feenick.com
Web Reference: http://www.feenick.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 16, 2008
Hi Karl,

The closest thing for you will be Morristown. It has a vibrant downtown area, train access to New York, and more of an urban feel. Flanders will be a 20-30 minute ride to work for the most part. Beyond that, the nearest big city is Newark, but that would be a 40+ minute commute. One advantage is you would be commuting "against the grain" so traffic would be somewhat reduced. Other big cities in northern NJ include Paterson, Jersey City, and Elizabeth. Downtown Jersey City feels very much like Manhattan, but that would be a 1 hour commute.

Other smaller cities that might appeal to you would include Westfield, Summit, or Montclair. All have downtown areas reminiscent of the Village in Manhattan.

I am located right next door to Flanders in Roxbury Twp and would be happy to help if you need an excellent agent. Contact me via my profile or website if you like. I am one of few agents who covers all these areas, having appraised in them all over the past 25 years.

-Marc
Web Reference: http://www.marcpaolella.com
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