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emt036
11-03-2007, 04:00 PM
Anyone have any housing tips for Jersey City? I've been scouring craigslist for weeks, but haven't found anything decent that's not ridiculously expensive.

RussianJoo
11-03-2007, 09:14 PM
why don't you try neighboring towns, jersey city has gotten very expensive due to the new high rises and the proximity to NYC.

emt036
11-04-2007, 10:00 AM
Any particular suggestions? Google says some of them are 30 minutes (ok), but 1 hr or more with traffic....

jaywalk81
11-04-2007, 10:21 AM
here is a site that is pretty cool that will tell you how cheap or expensive you are paying for your rent compared with other tenants in the neighborhood.

rentometer.com

RussianJoo
11-04-2007, 10:30 AM
it all depends. cheap means that it's not going to be a safe neighborhood, but if you want something nice or a safe neighborhood rent will be at least $1,200 a month for a one bedroom or a studio. try going a ten mile radius, but then again jersey city is surrounded by really bad areas like elizabeth, newark, irvington all have people getting shot in them everyday. parts of bayonne aren't too bad, maplewood south orange, they might seem far but there's a train that goes into NYC and it goes through Jersey City and many other towns. From maplewood it would take you about 25min on the train to get to jersey city. Finding cheap and nice housing in NJ is almost impossible. good luck.

medguy
11-04-2007, 02:04 PM
Bayonne is ok. You might be able to find something there. Ater that, you're probably going to have to go out a little farther unles you can afford Hoboken or JC.

Try Clifton, NJ. With the hours you're probably going to have, it would be about 30 minutes to the hospital; maybe about 10-12 miles. Its also close to St. Joe's and St. Michael's if you can pick-up a roommate that might be doing rotations at either of those places.

There is an apt complex called Richfield Village in Clifton. Its right off of Rt 3 which takes you right to JC and close to St Joe's. They have a web site. I think the 2 bedroom rent is around $1300 and 1 bedroom is around $1100. Its a huge complex. It pretty decent and they almost always have apts available. Good luck

Peter8791
11-25-2007, 12:19 PM
Is the apartment furnished?

What is the deal with most apartments in the New York/New Jersey area? Do most apartments need to be furnished? Do people rent for 1 or 2 years? Are there places that are furnished with internet/cable so you can just show up with clothes and a computer and be ready to go?

Any advice on housing is appreciated.

medguy
12-02-2007, 07:44 PM
If you're asking about the Clifton, NJ place, they are not furnished. Here's the website if anyone is interested. Its a decent place in a nice, convenient area.

Richfield Village Apartments in Passaic County, Clifton, New Jersey. We offer studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and duplex apartments. (http://www.richfieldvillageapartments.com/)

Like I said, they are close to Jersey City and even closer to St. Joe's and St. Michael's (maybe 5 miles). Pretty close to the St. Barnabus hospital system, too. All very commutable from Clifton.

RussianJoo
12-03-2007, 09:26 AM
most apt (99%) will not be furnished, and you'll need a one year contract if you want to live there.







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