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5 Great Jersey Suburbs Close to New York

Written by Posted On Friday, 24 January 2020 05:30

New York City is known for being one of the most expensive places to live on the planet. Fortunately, there are more affordable places you can live while remaining within commuting distance of New York’s job market and amenities. Jersey has always been a state of choice for New Yorkers looking for something more affordable, but convenient. That also means that prices have been skyrocketing, and not all suburbs offer the perfect mix of affordable prices, safety, and access to the city. Here are  5 great Jersey suburbs close to New York you should consider.

Denville, New Jersey

Deville is a stone's throw away from Manhattan. Better yet, you can find luxurious you can find great Denville apartments that are close to transit hubs that make New York City a short trip by public transit. You could walk to the bus or train station or downtown Denville. The city has a walk score of 81. Denville came in 31 on a list of New Jersey cities ranked for their overall quality of life. It offers good schools, low crime rates, and affordable but high-quality housing.

East Hanover, New Jersey

East Hanover is an ideal suburb. It is a stretch for those who want to hit downtown Manhattan; the commute to Union Square is nearly two hours. However, you’ll pay around 270 dollars per square foot for a home. This makes a four-bedroom home with a yard comparable to the price of a small condo in New York City. You’re much closer to the growing job market in Jersey City, Union City and Port Newark.

Union City, New Jersey

Union City is directly across the Hudson River from Hell’s Kitchen. It also gives you access to the Lincoln Tunnel. This means the commute to NYC is fifteen to thirty minutes whether you travel by bus or car.

It is cheaper than Weehawken, a community that charges twice as much for real estate because it is on the waterfall. Better yet, the city is close to Hoboken’s nightlife, and you can enjoy sprawling Hamilton Park. The median home here is 360,000 dollars, and rents are just over two thousand dollars a month.

Jersey City, New Jersey

Jersey City borders Hoboken and Union City. It is the second largest city in the state. It is home to Liberty State Park, the Liberty Science Center and a golf course that shares the same name. You can not only see the New York City skyline from this city, but you can see Ellis Island as well. The median home price is roughly 400,000 dollars. Median rent is around two thousand dollars a month. The commute to NYC is 25 to 45 minutes by car or 30 to 40 minutes by train.

Conclusion

You don’t have to choose between working in NYC and being able to afford to own a home with room to breathe. A number of New Jersey suburbs offer a great quality of life and reasonable home prices while putting New York within reach.

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