Beware. Delays alone on Raritan Valley, which switches in downtown Newark, add an extra few hours every week. You'd think in 2015 a 25 mile commute would be less than 4 or 5 hours a day but it only gets worse. State/Federal authorities half-built a new Hudson tunnel ( ARC), first in 70 years, but the governor, Christie killed that, put the money to building the "Freedom Tower."
On top of that,McMansions have replaced most of the trees and fields that used to make the area attractive to an educated class, yet the roads remain dinky and are now terribly congested, your drive from the train is another 20-40 min each way, due to Route 78 unloading cars into these unimproved roads by the thousands, every hour. The happiest people in the area seem to work from home. There is literally no downtown community, intellectualism, arts or exeptional restaurants, but there are pleasant things about living in the area, so long as you are prepared for what Warren is and what it isn't.
If I were a real estate agent I would make it my business to bring the trains from the 1800s to the 21st century. Would turn this area into the perfect place to live for young families with one or two commuting parents.... more
Judy is correct.
I worked in NYC for over 20 years and commuted from here.
The bus runs along Rte. 22 & Rte. 28. The walk down the mountain to Rte 22 is not for pedestrians. I agree. Too dangerous.
If you take the train, the Raritan line to the Bound Brook station, you can catch a cab to Warren. 10 min. ride.
There is a NYC bus line but has no stops in Warren. You would still need transportation to the bus stop.
Here is the NJ transit link http://www.njtransit.com... more