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Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Plainfield has two train stations on the New Jersey Transit rails that run the Raritan Valley Line (colored orange on the New Jersey Transit maps). One is located centrally downtown, and one just east of downtown in the Nertherwood section of Plainfield. The Raritan Valley Line provides connections to Penn Station in New York City through Newark. Another train runs connects to the Port-Authority Trans-Hudson system, connecting to Hoboken as well as Manhattan and the Financial District. Unfortunately, the majority of stops on the Raritan Valley Line are not wheelchair accessible, contrary to most of the entire Transit. Plainfield’s stop is, as well as Newark Penn Station, Union, Cranford, Westfield and Somerville. This may need to be considered when planning your commute. New Jersey Transit also provides bus services in Plainfield; routes 819 and 822 provide local service, 59, 65 and 66 provide service to Newark, and routes 113 and 114 provide transport to the Port Authority bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan. Newark Liberty International Airport is the closest and most convenient to Plainfield, about a thirty minute commute.

 
 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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Although Plainfield is small suburban city, it is very renter-friendly. The statistics of renters to owners is exactly 47% to 47% (the remaining 6% is unoccupied units). The city’s mission statement boasts that this balance is maintained purposefully, to keep some diversity and movement within Plainfield. When compared to seven surrounding cities, Plainfield proved to be the most affordable. The dedication to welcoming renters to the city has been maintained not only by affordable rent, but by offering various options such as apartment complexes, condominiums, and two-family or duplex homes, as well as cooperative ownership.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

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Plainfield’s economy is stable; the affordable rent and scenic environment draw new residents constantly. However, the city describes itself (plainfield.com) as a place in which to live rather than to make a living. One third of Plainfield’s working residents commute to various nearby cities. New York City is about an hour away by train, making it a popular destination for residents willing to commute. Piscataway, Elizabeth, Somerville and Newark also provide many job opportunities for the people of Plainfield. Although about 33% of the residents commute, there are plenty of industries within Plainfield offering job opportunities. This is a suburban city, but a city nonetheless. Restaurants, hotels, auto shops, beauty salons and much more are plentiful, and with all the available services come jobs. Coworx staffing (coworx.com), as well as other employment agencies are located right in Plainfield for assistance in locating the right one of the many opportunities in the area.

 
 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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When considering nightlife in Plainfield, there aren’t an abundance of options. However, there is a place for every type of night; pool, dancing, or sports bar environment. Two local favorite hot spot are Hugo’s and Chez Maree. Both are a club environments, with house music or hip-hop djs at night. The early evenings are relaxed more relaxed at Hugo’s with great happy hour deals and special events such as karaoke on Tuesday nights. Billard’s Stix is the local pool hall, and Latino Heat is a sports bar and grill, both of which are popular spots for a good time.

 
 

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thumbnail 3 Bed $1,600 416 E Front Street, Plainfield, NJ November 23rd
thumbnail 1 - 3 Bed $905 - $1,345 120 Randolph Road, Plainfield, NJ November 24th
thumbnail 1 Bed $950 600-610 E Front Street, Plainfield, NJ November 23rd
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Name Bedrooms Price Range
One - Two $920 - $1,050
Studio - Two $750 - $1,175
One - Two $925 - $1,100
One - Two $875 - $1,150
One - Two $1,030 - $1,280
One - Two $1,325 - $1,725
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Nearby Cities & Towns


 
Name Dist. Available Apartments
Watchung 2.4mi 1,197
South Plainfield 2.7mi 1,052
Dunellen 3.1mi 946
Westfield 4.5mi 1,458
Edison 5.5mi 946
Rahway 7.2mi 1,588
Piscataway 8.0mi 851
Kenilworth 8.1mi 2,205
Woodbridge 8.1mi 1,267
Roselle 8.5mi 3,031
Linden 9.2mi 3,327
Sewaren 9.4mi 1,337

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