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Fri Aug 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Don't count on it! The public school systems in the NYC suburbs (including NJ) have been the same since the 1970's - 1980's. Before then, most suburban school districts were 90%+ white. Then between the 1980's - 2000's, a lot of white flight took place in some suburbs and those suburbs became heavily minority. From the early 2000's politicians have tried various methods to improve the schools and most of them failed. The result today is there is a HUGE education gap between those school districts in wealthy mostly white neighborhoods and schools in low income mostly minority neighborhoods. Yes, this includes Hoboken.

The real shame of it is that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook announced on Oprah that he was donating $1 million to fix Newark public schools a few years ago. Well, now that the money was spent, the public schools in Newark are just as bad as they were before Mark donated $1 million.

So to answer your question - if $1 million cannot fix the school system in Newark, what makes you think anything will change in nearby Hoboken? If home's are cheap in Hoboken, there is a reason for it.
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Tue Jul 25, 2017
Jennifer answered:
There are a few bars in the area. You can take the Hop shuttle to the PATH, but definitely a far walk from the PATH station (it runs down 4th street). Not the safest at night back there - the projects are a block behind you. But I haven't heard of many long as you are mindful. ... more
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Mon May 15, 2017
Tatiana asked:
I am an owner of 2 bedroom apartment in Hoboken. I was thinking if it made sense to resell this apartment and buy a newer one nearby ( Weehawken, Jersey City (journal square). Are there…
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Tue Feb 28, 2017
Ra.jaret answered:
You would think that if the pharma agencies and companies that actually want NYC talent would figure out a way to get shuttle buses running between Port Authority and stop at many stops in Parsippany. After all these years I am shocked to see that no one has come up with a solution. ... more
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Tue Dec 13, 2016
Sebisaksson asked:
Im moving with my wife and two kids (2 and 5) and are looking to rent a 2 bedroom apartment for a couple of years or so before we consider buying.
My priorities are: easy commute to NYC,…
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Wed Aug 17, 2016
Xcintrik asked:
I am looking to buy a place in Hoboken and there are many nice places from 1st to 8th on or around Jackson st.

A lot of what I have found on here is from many years ago so I am curious…
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Thu Jul 28, 2016
Kevin Higgins answered:
Throw their stuff out, have their cars towed. Legally they are blocking a fire escape which is a huge no-no, and they are not allowed to block your access to your garage due to city, and state ordinances. If you don't want to get your hands dirty, find out who your fire marshal is, and complain to them. They will issue a warning, and give them fines/summonses if they do not adhere to it. It will stop pretty quick after that. ... more
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Mon Aug 10, 2015
Michelledrapkin asked:
We are looking for places like Metuchen and Red Bank. Metuchen might be a little too north for us and Red Bank schools are still on the fringe. We are often between NYC and Philly so somewhere…
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Sun Jun 28, 2015
Mrsjunkbox answered:
I'm so sorry - that's very sad. I moved ahead ago to the morris/Bergen county border and I'm fed up already with the white bedroom community we're renting in. My husband and I are non-Hispanic white but we grew up in middlesex county, NJ where it was much more diverse and we liked it that way! A multiracial family just moved around the corner here and are feeling the frigid reception :(. You'll have racism anywhere but it's nicer when it's an aberration, not the norm and where others are experiencing the same things to encourage and commiserate. Good Luck! ... more
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Sun Jun 28, 2015
Kash Vaidya, MBA answered:
I am assuming you need to access NJ Turnpike South. If you are closer to south Hoboken you can take 78 West to Turnpike or if you are in North Hoboken you can take 495W to Turnpike.

But I believe it might be better to stay towards South Hoboken, as closer to the Newark St.
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Tue Jun 23, 2015
Kash Vaidya, MBA answered:
Great Schools areas:

Decent schools plus great commute:

City life:
West New York

Depends on your budget and other requirements but can help you in your search if you are still looking.
Kash Vaidya
Realmart Realty
Offer upto $6000 commission back towards purchase
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Fri Jun 5, 2015
Robert Brennan answered:
this is a well appointed home for a reasonable price
14th Street - Nice modern one bedroom w/ den apartment for rent -
Top floor great light good closet space – big living room w/ central air
Monthly rent $2000
Call for an appointment today and come take a look! 201 420 6636
Fee of one months rent. In New Jersey real estate commissions are negotiable. Call for an appointment today and come take a look! 201 420 6636
Robert Brennan Licensed Real Estate Broker Elysian Realty 512 Madison St Hoboken NJ 07030
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Mon May 4, 2015
Lucy Moreno answered:
Certain areas in Newark itself are actually nice and close to Newark Penn, which can get you into midtown via NJ Transit or downtown via PATH in 25 minutes or so. You'd want to look around and near the Ironbound for that.

It also depends heavily on your price point and whether you want things to do around your own neighborhood as well as an easy trek into New York. The best commutes by far are in Jersey City and Hoboken for you, since you can take the PATH just as easily to New York as you can to Newark. Around or near the Grove Street PATH in JC is ideal for what you want, but you will pay a premium for it, especially the closer you are to the station. Decent prices can be found but they go quick. Hoboken is slightly less ideal because the PATH route to Newark is less consistent, but that's less a problem the closer you are to the station. Again, that will be reflected in your rent.

Another option is around Journal Square in Jersey City. Not as nice as downtown JC but improving daily, and also a great option for someone commuting to New York and Newark who wants stuff to do nearby. The rent can be *much* more affordable than downtown JC or Hoboken but you have to be careful because the feeling of comfort and security can vary as little as from one block to another.

Hoboken is much like downtown JC in that it's got easy access to New York and is a great, safe, active neighborhood in its own right, but like the areas around downtown Jersey City, you'll be paying a premium for it. It's social life also has a different vibe to the one in Jersey City, but that will just be a matter of personal taste.

If you don't need much nightlife in your immediate vicinity, then you should also look close to Harrison PATH station. It's fairly new development, more residential feel, but just a hop from Newark and an easy and fast connection to NYC, downtown Jersey City, and Journal Square.

I'm assuming you intend to use public transportation. If you have a car the picture changes. The above still applies, but you will either have to pay for parking or struggle with finding street parking (not great in JC and a mess in Hoboken). But, it opens up some affordable and good options to you, like living in the Heights in Jersey City, which has some nice residential areas with bus access to NYC. There is bus access to Newark but it's not very convenient, so it's most workable when you can drive into Newark. You do not ever really want to drive into the city, but you can drive to the commuter parking lots all around NJ, leave your car there, and take a train in if you don't feel like taking a bus in. But the buses connect you fairly easily and quickly to midtown Manhattan.

There are other options I'm sure, but as a person who had to find a place to live based on the exact same considerations (I was attending Rutgers while my husband works in the city), what I've outlined is the easiest for you in terms of commutes both ways. The rest depends on how much you're willing to spend, how far you're willing to walk to public transportation, and how active you want your immediate neighborhood to be.
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Fri Apr 24, 2015
Debbie answered:
I would suggest Brooklyn. Especially Williamsburg. Or Queens is also one stop on train the into the city. Another option is in the downtown area of Manhattan . Forget Hoboken N.J. To pricey but you might want to chech out Jersey City, that is also an easy commute . Good Luck on your search!! ... more
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Sun Mar 29, 2015
ssam90164 answered:
Very Safe Area.
No crimes ever.
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Wed Jan 28, 2015
Kyle Klaus answered:

You can get the Hoboken Path train at the corner of River and Observer Highway into Manhattan. It is about a 6-15 min Train ride depending on where you get out. It stops at multiple places and typically runs up 6th avenue right in the middle of the city for the most part.

You can take multiple roots from Hoboken to get to the Path. Meaning you can walk (anywhere in Hoboken is approximitaly less than a mile), The bus that runs along washington and also downtown on Willow st comes from Port Authority and runs right down to the Path for a little over a dollar a ride, as well as the "Hoboken HOP" which is a shuttle bus that I hear is about a dollar to get you to the path train.

The path also runs about every 10 mins and goes 24 however after about 12 midnight runs once every half hour or hour or so.

There is an app you can download on the iphone called iTransPath that tells you the train schedule as well. At least this did work I haven't used the app for about a month or so.

Hope this helps!

Kyle Klaus
Prestige Properties
484 868 0199
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Mon Jan 5, 2015
jenlulu_412 answered:
hi i don't know whether you have already find one, I have apartment for short leasing (5 month)
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