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Recreation

Recreation

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Rahway Parks and Recreation Department offers many activities and programs for those of all ages, even the 1 year olds! The department organizes Toddler Time for all children ages 1-3 three days weekly from 10:30 to noon, starting them off with a sense of fellowship from the get-go. For children ages 3-5, there are arts and crafts programs as well as stories and game time. For children 6 and above, the city offers various sports programs including gymnastics, tennis, baton twirling and martial arts as well as regular team sports. For teen girls, Rahway offers Bliss Training, including meditation and empowerment exercises. There are just about as many activities for adults as children. Rahway offers adult arts and crafts, including knitting, scrapbooking, and ceramics, as well as numerous health and wellness programs such as yoga, aerobics, and tai chi chuan, plus many more. Adult basketball and tennis are also offered through the Park and Recreation Department. More information on all of these activities and more, plus special events in Rahway can be found at cityofrahway.com.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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Pet owners should be able to find something suitable for themselves as well as their furry friends. Large dogs may limit your options. However, River Place at Rahway is open to all animals. The complex is a bit more expensive than some other options in the area, but to have your pet as well as all the other amenities River Place offers (on-site fitness center free to tenants, laundry center, walking distance to public transportation) it could prove worth the cost. For renters over 55 years of age, Heritage Village at Rosegate also allows canines of all sizes. It is less expensive, and less luxurious, but a great location nonetheless. Grand Meridia and Skyview Apartments are also options for pet owners, however, acceptance of dogs are based on size and up to management’s discretion. You may also have luck with private rentals, which you can find on myapartmentmap.com, using advanced options to show only rentals allowing pets.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Rahway is located right between the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike, whixh are both about 2 miles from Rahway city limits. The central location makes it easy to jump on one highway or the other to head out of town. Route 1/9 and Route 27 both serve the city as well, and are easily accessible. Public transportation is also a convenient option for commuters; New Jersey Transit bus route 15 travels to Port Authority in Midtown Manhattan, as well as serving local areas, and route 62 goes to Elizabeth, Perth Amboy, and Newark. The Rahway Train Station also services routes on the North Jersey Coast Line, with service to Penn Station in New York in 40 minutes, as well as Hoboken, and the Northeast Corridor Line, with service to Trenton. For those travelling even further than Manhattan, Newark Liberty International Airport is just 10 miles from Rahway.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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In terms of nightlife in Rahway, there are four main bars. Patria is a more upscale bar. Nice, classy dinner in the evening, a little on the high end for drinks, but you pay for the ambiance as well. After 10 the bar becomes more of a nightclub, with two floors for dancing- a mix of hip hop and techno upstairs, and Latin music downstairs. For a more relaxed night out, The Waiting Room is a popular spot, with more of a sports bar environment. They serve bar-style, very enjoyable food, and are the only place in town with an open kitchen until midnight. Flynn’s and The Firehouse are similar; pub style places to grab a beer.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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Westfield serves as a very convenient location for commuters. The city’s position and subsequent schedule on New Jersey Transit’s Raritan Valley Line provides constant access to travel to Penn Station in Newark. This commute takes only about 20 minutes, and allows connecting transport to Penn Station in New York City in a total time of only about 50 minutes. The Raritan Line serves Westfield several times during both morning and evening rush hours, as well as regularly throughout the day. New Jersey Transit bus line 113 also provides service to New York City, travelling to Port Authority Bus Terminal seven days weekly, with a travel time of approximately one hour. Bus lines 114 and 117 also travel to Port Authority during peak service hours, taking Route 22 for a commute time of only around 45 minutes. Bus line 59 provides local service, travelling to Plainfield and Newark regularly. The Olympia Trails bus also travels into Manhattan twice daily during peak hours Monday through Friday. Newark Liberty International Airport is the most convenient for Westfield, which is an easy train destination, and takes only around 20 minutes driving on Route 22.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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Westfield is renter friendly; there are around 1,800 renter-occupied units in the city. However, that amount of people make up only about 18% of Westfield, with the population majority of 82% being owners. Also, when compared with seven surrounding cities, Westfield showed the second-highest rental rates in the area. A one-bedroom rental typically starts at around $1500. The unusually low renters-to-owners ratio combined with high costs could render Westfield problematic for some, but it remains a practical location nonetheless.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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There are plenty of restaurants in Westfield; most of the nicer ones serving American fare. Jeffrey’s of Westfield is popular, and unlike most restaurants in the area, has a license to serve liquor and a full bar. Isabella’s Bistro is popular for the same types of food (meatloaf, short ribs, some seafood and pastas) and similar pricing, around $20 a plate, which is in the ballpark for most expensive restaurants in the area. Chez Catherine’s is a French restaurant, perhaps a bit more pricey than the lot, but not by much, and the best for fine dining. For a quick bite, Cod Almighty Chippery serves inexpensive British style seafood dishes. Of course, there are plenty of quick pizza places, some local favorites are Gennaro’s and Casa di Pasta. There are plenty more options in the area; these are all good places to start.

 
Local Events

Local Events

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Westfield Parks and Recreation Department organizes activities throughout the year for residents. They sponsor sports teams year round, as well as summer camps. They also offer day camps both on the playground or in the department’s community room, including some exciting and atypical options like baking, legos, aviation, fashion, science, magic, dance and more. There are also some yearly special events, such as the Daddy-Daughter Dance in the spring, 1 and 5 mile Fun Run Fundraisers for the Drug and Alcohol-Free Teen Programs, Holiday Concert in December featuring local bands, and the Summer Concert Series weekly during the months of June and July.

 
Weather

Weather

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The climate in Lodi, New Jersey has scored a weather index rating of 69 out of 100 (100 being the most desirable). On an index using 100 as the basis for likelihood, Lodi’s chances for hail were 71, tornado chances were 83, and chances for a hurricane reached 114. These statistics are not desirable when compared to other areas of the United States. However, they are relatively typical for the state of New Jersey and surrounding states. The yearly low temperature averages around 22 degrees, typically in January, while the yearly high temperature, in July, reaches around 86 degrees. Temperatures in the months between rise and fall gradually and accordingly. Lodi gets an average of 27 inches of snow annually, and rain falling approximately 122 days of the year. The percent of daily sunshine is estimated to be 56%; a glass a bit more than half full. Average weather in Lodi is mild, but the risk of not-so-average occurrences is always present.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

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The average median household income for Lodi, in 2009, was $54,350. Residents below the poverty level accounted for 12% of the population, a number almost exactly the average for the state of New Jersey. The employment potential for the city was recorded in 2010 as 20,963, with only 12,765 civilians working. This suggests that the economy is as stable in Lodi as in any other city in the state, and that there are jobs available. Jobs2careers.com has 1,918 full time jobs listed in Lodi, as well as 730 part time positions. 73% of jobs in Lodi are considered white collar, the majority being in sales and office.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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New Jersey Transit busses service Lodi, travelling to Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan via lines 144, 161, and 164. If further travel is necessary, Port Authority offers many busses, providing the opportunity for connecting lines. Lines 709, 712, and 780 provide local service around Lodi.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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When compared to seven surrounding cities, rent in Lodi proved to be the least expensive around. On average, a one bedroom in Lodi will rent for around $1,000/month, while a two bedroom goes for around $1,400. 55% of occupied homes in Lodi are inhabited by renters, a percentage higher than most cities in New Jersey as well as the United States in general.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Students in Cliffside Park are serviced by the Cliffside Park Public School District from prekindergarten through high school. Early Learning Center teaches children in pre-k and kindergarten, Number 3 School, Number 4 School, and Number 5 School all accommodate students from kindergarten through sixth grade, Number 6 School is extends from kindergarten through the eighth grade. Cliffside Park High School is available for grades nine through twelve, and also receives students from Fairview, New Jersey as per their relationship with Fairview Public Schools. There are no private schools available in Cliffside Park.

 
Demographics

Demographics

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Based on information from the 2010 Census, the population of Cliffside Park is 23,594. Of that amount, there were 6,178 families reported- 45% of the population consists of married couples and 32% of individuals. This equals a population density of 11,078 people per square mile; a high number for the average of United States population density, but a rate comparable to the rest of New Jersey. Of the residents in Cliffside Park, 70% are white, 14% Asian, 3% African American, 9% identifying as other, and 4% identifying with two or more races. For every 100 females in this city, there are 93 males. 17% of the population was reported as under 18 years, 8% between 18 and 24, 31% from 25 to 44, 26% from 45 to 64, and 18% above 65 years. The per capita income in Cliffside Park was reported as $36,157, a little lower than the combined average of New Jersey, with 10.5% below the poverty line, a slightly higher amount than the average of the state.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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The nightlife in Cliffside Park is perfect for someone looking for inexpensive drinks, a jukebox and a television in the bar. TJ’s Boom Sports Dining Lounge, Pebble Beach Pub, Whiskey Pete’s and Lion’s Head are all just that. Different people will have different preferences, but all have decent bar food, drink specials and a sports bar feel. Sean+June Bar & Kitchen is newer and growing more popular; this one does have more of a party vibe, louder music and a more hip decor. There is not a huge nightlife scene in Cliffside Park, but there are definitely adequate places to grab a drink and have some fun, and New York City is just 11 miles away.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Cliffside Park has a very low crime index, especially considering its location and the difference from some surrounding cities. Using a base of 100 as the safest cities in America, Cliffside Park earned a score of 70, meaning it is considered to be more safe than 70% of the rest of the country’s cities. When considering violent crimes, with the median for average violence in a city based at 4, Cliffside Park scored only a 1.36, even less than half of New Jersey as a whole, which rated 3.08. Rates of property crimes were extremely low as well, with a national median average of 29.4, New Jersey state rating of 20.82, Cliffside Park was a mere 9.45. Your chances of being the victim of a violent crime in Cliffdale Park is 1 in 737, while the odds of being victimized by a property crime is 1 in 106. These statistics show that Cliffdale Park is more safe than 58% of communities in New Jersey.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Paterson School District includes grades k-12, as well as the Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology. Paterson is one of 31 Abbott districts, now referred to as SDA districts based on the requirement that the state (Schools Development Agency) cover all costs for school building and renovation.The changes were based on negative outcomes regarding students grades, tests scores, and graduation rates. However, as of the 2011 school year, all Paterson high schools were made into theme schools, focusing on specific career paths with the hope of more dedication leading to better future outcomes. Passaic County Community College is located in Paterson, offering associate’s degrees as well as certificate programs. The college is also host to the state’s annual robotics competition, and has been recognized often for its poetry program.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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Paterson is extremely renter friendly. The ratio of renters to owners in the city is 65% to 32% respectively, a ratio that is almost exactly backwards to the national average, typically showing higher rates of ownership. Renting rates in New Jersey state on average are also opposite these statistics. Costs for renting in Paterson begin around $800 for a studio, $1,000 for one bedroom, and $1,200 and up from there. Compared to rates in surrounding cities, Paterson proved to be low for the area, with plenty of great options for renters.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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The Recreation Department of Paterson has a strong desire to bring the community together, stating “By adopting imaginative ideas, we can begin the regeneration of our community”. The department sponsors sporting teams for the youth, including basketball, soccer, baseball, football, tennis and boxing. They also offer swim lessons and track and field training. They also offer summer sports, science, and day camps. The city’s non-traditional programs include an evening homework center, lecturers, arts and craft programs, field trips, and open gym nights. For senior citizens, Paterson offers a “threads for life” crocheting program, arts and crafts and various day trips. To unite the community as a whole, Paterson holds a Performing Arts Festival yearly, a ‘Fit in 30’ exercise class, an annual 5k marathon, and movie nights in the Eastside Park. During the holidays, the city offers candy distribution as well as dinner for the needy. The Paterson Museum is a popular site to visit, holding exhibitions of archaeology, mineralogy and local history, and at only $2 for adult admission, a reason to visit.

 
Section 8 & Affordable

Section 8 & Affordable

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Paterson offers Section 8 housing through the Passaic County Public Housing Agency. They grant vouchers based on application and eligibility. Some listings for apartments who accept Section 8 vouchers can be found on myapartmentmap.com. For listings of eligibility and application processes, visit passaiccountynj.org. The county’s site also puts up listings for various openings in Paterson as well as the other cities in the county, information on waiting lists and contact information for people involved in the process.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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Bring your pets! Unless they’re big dogs. Hackensack has plenty of options for pet owners with cats and small dogs; unfortunately none for the big guys. If you have a cat or dog though, myapartmentmap.com has multiple, affordable options. Carol Apartments are an excellent choice, amazing price for the accommodations and area, as are the Arcadia Park Apartments. Prospect Tower is in the mid-level price range, in an extremely convenient location. The Marquee as well as Ambiance at Hackensack are both high-priced, but if they are in your price range could be worth the cost. Depending on the luxury your cat or small dog requires, there is a place for them.

 
Demographics

Demographics

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Based on figures taken from the 2010 Census, Hackensack’s population was reported as 43,010. 9,706 of those residents were considered families. These numbers put the city at a population density of 4,635 people per square mile. Racially, Hackensack is comprised of 47% white, 24% African American, 10% Asian, 14% of people who identified as other, and 4% of people claiming two or more races. These figures show higher percentages of racial diversity than most other New Jersey cities, as well as many American cities. Of these residents, 47% are non-families, 39% living as individuals. 34% were married couples, 23% having children under 18 living with them. 10% of the total population were individuals of 65 years or more. The median age in Hackensack is 37, with 19% of the population under the age of 18, 8% between 18 and 24, 35% between 25 and 44, 26% from 45 to 64, and 12% above 65 years. For every 100 females in Hackensack, there are 98 males. In 2010, the annual median household income was $57,676, with a per capita income of $32,036. 11% of the population of Hackensack was reported below the poverty line.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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The Hackensack Bus Terminal is a regional transit hub. Many New Jersey cities in this area rely more on railway transport. There are three train stations in Hackensack; the Anderson St. Station serves central Hackensack, Essex St. Station serves the southern area, and the New Bridge Landing Station in the River Edge area serves the northern area of the city, including the Shops at Riverside, a popular shopping destination. All of these stations service the Pascack Valley Line, which run just into New York state, as well as back toward Hoboken. The bus terminal is more densely used, as it provides service to all major travel stops in the area. Seven routes provide service to Port Authority Bus Station in Midtown Manhattan (144, 157, 162, 163-165, 168), three routes to the George Washington Bridge Bus Station (175, 178, 182), one route to Newark (76), one to Jersey City (83), as well as eleven local routes. Many routes originate, stop, and terminate in Hackensack. The Fordham Transit private bus jitney Route 1X terminates at the Hackensack terminal, running between there and Manhattan. There is no shortage of public transportation in Hackensack.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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The most popular form of nightlife in Hackensack is the pub atmosphere. If you are looking for the type of place to sit back, grab a beer and maybe some bar food and listen to a juke box, Hackensack has plenty to offer. Harley’s Irish Pub, General Poor’s Tavern, and Lazy Lanigan’s are all local favorites with just that vibe. If you’re looking for a bit more excitement, but not quite a dance club, Lenora’s Bar and Grill is a coyote-uglyesque bar; staff dances on the bar, with a rock and roll style. Firewaters is the local hot-spot for a club with a dj to dance to. There is something for every kind of night in Hackensack, but limited options for each. Conveniently enough, Hackensack is just 12 miles from Manhattan.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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Fort Lee has no shortage of great places to eat. From five start sit down places to hotdog vendors, there is something, and something else, for everybody. Fort Lee has a large Korean community, and catering to that are many Korean restaurants. So Kong Dong is hailed as the best in the city, and relatively cheap. For a high-end meal in Fort Lee, Hiura for Japanese, Prime & Beyond for American/Steakhouse, or Khloe Bistrot for French fare. All very elegant, relaxed, and a little more pricey. For a quick bite, Hiram’s Roadstand is a local favorite, serving hot dogs, burgers and such, and Bibby’s Mediterranean Cafe serves hot quick falafel and kabob meats. These are good places to start for any of your dining needs, there are plenty of places to go from there.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Based on a crime rate index of 100, Fort Lee was scored at a 73, meaning Fort Lee is more safe than 73% of cities in the United States. Considering the surrounding areas, only 39% of other New Jersey cities scored as safer than Fort Lee. When compared with other cities of the same size and population, Fort Lee was also noticeably low. The rating for violent crimes was .96, versus a national average of 4. The rating for property crimes was 9.14, based on a national average of 29.4. These numbers have put Fort Lee on the list of the Top 100 Safest Cities in the United States.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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The George Washington Bridge ends directly in Fort Lee. It connects, over the Hudson River, to the Washington Heights area of upper Manhattan. This bridge is the world’s busiest motor vehicle bridge, accounting for much of Fort Lee’s travel. The borough is also served by the New Jersey Turnpike (I-95), Palisades Interstate Parkway, as well as Route 9W, Route 1-9, Route 4, Route 5, Route 67, Route 46, and County Route 505. Many of the routes converge as the George Washington Bridge Plaza, making adjusting routes easy. All of these routes make for quick highway access, but for those who’d rather avoid driving in high traffic, there is also convenient public transportation available. New Jersey Transit busses 154, 156, 158, and 159 provide service to and from Port Authority in Midtown Manhattan, busses 171, 175, 178, 181, 182, 186, and 188 to the GWB Bus Terminal, and busses 751, 753, 755, and 756 provide local service.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Fort Lee School District serves all grades kindergarten through high school. Within Fort Lee, there are four elementary schools, grades k-6. The schools are simply numbered; School #1-School #4. In the 2010-2011 school year, School #3 received the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence, the highest honor a school can receive. After one of the four elementary schools, children in Fort Lee will attend Lewis F. Cole Middle School, and finally Fort Lee High School. There are options for private school as well; Christ the Teacher School (Catholic) serves grades PreK-8, and the Fort Lee Education Center serves grades 7-12. Fort Lee has no public preschools. However, there are numerous private options for pre-kindergarten schools. First Step, Fort Lee Montessori, Fort Lee Youth Center Playgroup, Future’s Best Nursery Academy, Greenhouse Preschool, Happy Kids Preschool/Kindergarten, Hooks Lane, Les Enfants Daycare, Palisades, Rainbow School, and Small World Montessori all offer private pre-kindergarten services.

 
Local Events

Local Events

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The Woodbridge Recreation Department organizes many regular activities such as sports for all ages. They also offer many other special events for residents yearly. Annually, they have the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series. From the beginning of July to the end of August, concerts are held weekly at the local high school. The department also holds a movie night weekly in the park on a projector screen, and a “Music on Main Street” event regularly, with different types of small bands playing live downtown, both free of charge. Trips are scheduled regularly into New York City, to events such as the Radio City Music hall at Christmas and to Broadway for musicals, and to other nearby cities for Major League Baseball games; Woodbridge organizes bus transportation to and from events. There are many organized yearly events, as well as regular programs for all ages. More information on upcoming and yearly events can be found at twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Commuting and travel in and around Woodbridge is relatively convenient. The Garden State Parkway is accessible for 7.5 miles, through exits 127-131. The New Jersey Turnpike (route 95) is accessible through exit 24, immediately displaying a 24-lane toll gate offering north and south direction. Routes 1 and 9 both serve the township, merging North of Woodbridge, but allowing two entries before it does. The Edison Bridge, on Route 9, extends over the Raritan River. Woodbridge is the northern point of the bridge, connecting it with Sayreville, NJ at the south point. Public transportation is absolutely available, with three train stations located in the township. Metropark, Woodbridge, and Avenel (which has limited service) are serviced by the New Jersey Transit, North Jersey Coast Line, and the Amtrack Northeast Corridor. Trains are available to Penn Station in Newark, Penn Station in New York, Philadelhia, Washington, D.C, and Boston. Busses are also available to and from Woodbridge, providing transport to Newark and Manhattan, as well as local service.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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The crime rate in Woodbridge is higher than the national average for cities of all sizes in the country. However, the numbers are completely average when compared to cities with similar size and population. Woodbridge has been given a crime rate index of 36, meaning that it is safer than 36% of the population. This indicates more risk than the majority of the nation’s cities. The rates for violent crimes, however, are much lower than the national average, by about half. Violent crimes are also about one-third less likely in Woodbridge than in the rest of New Jersey. Property crimes are what give this area a minority rating. The rate for property crimes in Woodbridge is higher than New Jersey cities in general, although only by about 1%. The chances of becoming a victim of property crime in Woodbridge is 1 in 47, while the chances of becoming the victim of a violent crime is 1 in 469. The township has implemented a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), in which training is given to all interested residents for emergencies, hoping to instill a further sense of safety and preparedness to the community.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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Woodbridge is very renter friendly. 34% of the township’s population is comprised of renters, a statistic higher than most New Jersey as well as U.S. cities. The average median rent in Woodbridge is $1,272. When compared with seven surrounding cities and towns, Woodbridge proved to be the highest in the area. There are many apartment complexes within Woodbridge, making it easy for a potential renter to shop around and find a suitable home.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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If you are a pet owner and looking to reside in Teaneck, there are few options for you. Of the research we have done, Sheffield at Englewood South (which is located in Teaneck, not Englewood) allows cats and dogs of all sizes. Rent is comparable to surrounding complexes, and no additional fees are required for pet owners. Sheffield is a luxurious complex with most amenities as well as very convenient transportation options to New York and other surrounding cities. Heritage Pointe of Teaneck also allows cats and dogs upon approval (small dogs ok). This is a retirement community, also very luxurious and loaded with conveniences including an on-site chef and maintenance crew. More locations may become available in the future.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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As reported by the 2010 Census, Teaneck is the second most populated municipality of Bergen county, less only than Hackensack. The population of Teaneck is 39,776, having a population density of 6,622 people per square mile. 13,470 households reside in Teaneck, 10,129 of them being families. 58% of the population consists of married couples, 25% were non-families. 34% of couples had children under the age of 18 living with them; 21% were individuals, and 10% were individuals over 65 years of age. Racially, Teaneck is majority white, at 53.3% of the population, followed by African Americans at 28%, Asians at 9%, 6% identifying as ‘other’, 3.5% claiming two or more races, and less than 1% of both Pacific Islander and Native American. The median age in Teaneck was 39 years; 25% was comprised of those under 18 years, 9% between 18 and 24, 23% between 25 and 44, 28% between 45 and 64, and 15% above 65 years. For every 100 females reported, there are 89 males. The median income for a household in Teaneck was reported to be $92,107, with a per capita income of $42,335. 6.9% of the population was shown to be below the poverty line, a figure which includes 9% of the under 18 residents as well as 7% of the above 65 years residents.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Apartments in Teaneck run higher than some surrounding New Jersey cities. However, cities in New York are just as close and more expensive. For someone who wants to be close but outside of New York City, Teaneck is a great choice, but for affordable New Jersey based consumers, there is cheaper.The average one-bedroom apartment in Teaneck will cost about $1,600. For two bedrooms, the cost will go up to about $2500, and up to almost $5,000 for more than that. Renters make up only about 22% of the population in Teaneck (other 78% homeowners). Although the percentage is low, the population of Teaneck is high, so the 22% amounts to around 3,000 renters. Trends in pricing in Teaneck have been reported to be higher at more desirable times throughout the year. A cost of $1,800 was reported in March, while rentals of the same style were up to $2,500 in August. Research on myapartmentmap.com can assist you with finding the best deals in Teaneck.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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Being as close as it is to New York City, there will never be a shortage of options for nightlife in this area. However, if you want to stay close to home or just check out this neck of the wood, with shorter lines and less expense, there are some great options right in Teaneck. Zen Den and Ultrabar are both very popular for a club night, both with djs spinning a mix of latin music and top 40 hits. The Cottage Bar is an Irish pub, good for a relaxing time and a couple of beers. Wednesday night is their busiest; karaoke night! Mexicali Blues is the real gem of Teaneck. It is a live music venue where folks can eat, drink, and dance. They have booked some large acts, making for a wild concert atmosphere, but on nights with not-so-big acts, it can become more of a cool bar with live music. All are worth checking out, nights in Teaneck can feel like one in NYC.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

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The employment potential reported for Fair Lawn is 24,721, with the employed civilian total at only 15,581. The unemployment rate in Fair Lawn is lower than the national average, at a total of men and women equalling 1.88% of the total population, compared to 6.14% nationally. The number of jobs filled are overwhelmingly white collar, at 87%; the national average being 75%. Jobs described as professional make up 32% of the market, while a combined 12% make up jobs for construction, material movement, transportation, extraction, production and maintenance. 3.4% of the population of Fair Lawn was reported in the 2010 Census as being below the poverty line. The annual median household income was reported as $92,727, while the per capita income was listed as $40,146. It appears there is a gap in income brackets, just as much as any other city, and that there are more jobs for professionally qualified individuals. However, the close proximity to New York and surrounding major cities as well as accessible public transportation multiplies job opportunities greatly.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Fair Lawn Public Schools system serve students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The system consists of six elementary schools (kindergarten through fifth): J.A. Forest, Lyncrest, Milnes, Radburn, Warren Point, and Westmoreland. There are two middle schools (sixth through eighth) Memorial Middle School and Thomas Jefferson, and Fair Lawn High School for all high school students (ninth through twelfth). In the New Jersey Department of Education grouping, this system landed a GH rating, third highest out of eight possible groupings based on socioeconomic status. The school system has twice received the Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education; the highest honor a school can receive. However, the last honor was in the 1997-98 school year.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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There are two train stations within Fair Lawn; the Radburn and Broadway stations, both on the Bergen County Line. Both stations provide service to Hoboken Terminal, with options to get connecting trains at Secaucus Junction to Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan as well as most other New Jersey Transit lines. The Transit system also offers busses from Fair Lawn, with routes 144, 148, 160, 164, and 196 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, routes 170 and 175 to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, and local service on routes 746, 758, and 770. Several main roads cross through Fair Lawn, making driving a relatively convenient option to travel in the area as well.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Fair Lawn’s Recreation and Parks Department has organized a wide variety of activities for residents of all ages. The Fair Lawn Art Association, which welcomes all ages, holds workshops in all mediums of art, including oil paintings, pastel drawings, watercolors, and even drawing with a live model. There is also a Radio Club, offering training to obtain different radio licenses, attending festivals and getting field experience with radio stations. The Old Library Theater group puts on plays and performances year round, and welcomes all residents to audition or otherwise become a part of the presentation. Bridge club meets weekly, as does the Calorie Counters group, a weight loss support group where Fair Lawn Residents meet weekly to discuss recipes and successes. Fair Lawn offers sports for children including softball, baseball, basketball for boys and girls, lacrosse, soccer, track, volleyball, and wrestling. They also offer a bowling league for children, colorguard and twirling, and a summer basketball camp. For all ages there is also a table-tennis league, in-line skating classes, and a street hockey league (which Fair Lawn is famous for!). For adults, Fair Lawn has open gym basketball, open gym volleyball, competitive volleyball and softball as well as aerobics classes. More information for all activities can be found at fairlawn.org.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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Considering the population of Englewood, the restaurant selection is outstanding. There are enough great, sit down restaurants to satisfy a city twice the size. Mediterranean food is very popular in the area, and there are plenty of options even within this style. Bennies and the Hummus Elite are the most popular, both Mediterranean food, each perfect for different types of dining. Bennie’s is a bit more expensive, although not very, and for the quality food is a great deal. Hummus Elite is more of a quick bite kind of place, cheaper and more eclectic and casual than Bennie’s. Both great for vegetarians, as most middle-eastern eateries are. For Asian fare, Daruma (Japanese) is a great choice, Best Dumplings (Korean), and Baumgarts is a strange combination of diner food like burgers and shakes, and a full Chinese menu, with tri-state area famous ice cream, worth checking out. The majority of restaurants in Englewood and surrounding cities are BYOB (the four listed are), so check first if you’d like to drink. There are plenty more options, these are the most popular and interesting. Foodies will enjoy all that Englewood has to offer.

 
Weather

Weather

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The climate in Englewood is comparable to most of New Jersey. However, on a national average rating of 100, New Jersey scores 92 as a state, while Englewood is much lower at a score of 69. This could be due to the city’s close position to the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the opening of the Hudson River to the ocean being so close. The hurricane index rating for Englewood is 108, surpassing the national base rate of 100. The hail and tornado index are both 52 out of 100, being at a mid-level chance. The lowest average temperature for the year is 24 degrees (in January), and the highest is 84 (in July). Englewood gets around 27 inches, on average, of snowfall yearly, and about 44 inches of rainfall. If you are comfortable with the weather of the northeast, Englewood’s weather is nothing to be weary of.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Englewood Public School District serves students from pre-k through high school. Public schools offer a beginning at D.A. Quarles Early Childhood Center for pre-k through kindergarteners, Grieco Elementary for first through third graders, McCloud Middle School for fourth through sixth, Janis E. Dismus Middle School for grades seven and eight, and Dwight Morrow High for ninth through twelfth grade, with the option of applying for admission to the Academies at Englewood or Bergen County Technical High School. Neither alternative poses an extra cost; both are public schools, however they are competitive and based on academic excellence,offering more specific programs for students with decided career goals. Englewood also offers private schools as an alternative. Elisabeth Morrow School teaches from pre-k through eighth grade, as does Moriah School of Englewood. Dwight-Englewood School is private and teaches students from pre-k all the way through high school. St.Cecilia Interparochial is a Catholic school for students pre-k through eighth grade, and Yeshiva Ohr Simcha teaches caters to Jewish students at the high school level, offering a postgraduate Yeshiva program. Whatever your preference, it can be catered to concerning schools in Englewood.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Based on a crime rate index of 100 (being the safest), Englewood rated 40. This means that Englewood is safer than 40% of all cities in the United States. Although this is in the lower half of safety ratings, one must take into account that the rating is actually higher than 27% of cities in the state of New Jersey. Also, compared to other cities of its size throughout the country, Englewood’s crime rate is noticeably low. With a national median of 4 for the national index of violent crimes, and of 3.08 for the statewide index, Englewood rated only a 2.36, just above half the national average. Concerning property crimes, Englewood reached only 18.39, while the national average is 29.4, and statewide is 20.82. Statistically, a person’s chances of being the victim of a property crime is 1 in 52, while the chances of being victimized by a crime of violence is 1 in 424. Both of these odds are, perhaps surprisingly, positive for a resident, especially considering New Jersey averages.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Based on a crime rate index of 100 (being the safest), Englewood rated 40. This means that Englewood is safer than 40% of all cities in the United States. Although this is in the lower half of safety ratings, one must take into account that the rating is actually higher than 27% of cities in the state of New Jersey. Also, compared to other cities of its size throughout the country, Englewood’s crime rate is noticeably low. With a national median of 4 for the national index of violent crimes, and of 3.08 for the statewide index, Englewood rated only a 2.36, just above half the national average. Concerning property crimes, Englewood reached only 18.39, while the national average is 29.4, and statewide is 20.82. Statistically, a person’s chances of being the victim of a property crime is 1 in 52, while the chances of being victimized by a crime of violence is 1 in 424. Both of these odds are, perhaps surprisingly, positive for a resident, especially considering New Jersey averages.

 
Traffic & Commuting

Traffic & Commuting

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Wayne is located about 16 miles outside of New York City. There is plenty of public transportation available in Wayne, including New Jersey Transit stations Mountain View and Wayne Route 23, with service to Hoboken, Midtown Manhattan, and all stops between, with options to switch routes. New Jersey Transit also offers bus service to Newark on routes 11, 28, and 75, and Manhattan on routes 191, 193, 194, and 195, and local service on many routes depending on destination. Public transportation makes travel convenient in Wayne, but if you prefer to drive, there are also many major roadways that cross through the township. Interstate 80, as well as U.S Routes 46 and 202, and Route 23 are accessible in Wayne. There is not very much local traffic, and getting on these major routes right out of town makes travel to and from Wayne convenient.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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If you are a pet owner looking to rent in Wayne, there are multiple complexes that could be right for you. Wayne Village offers many amenities including laundry room on site, pool, playground, and a New York City bus stop right out front. Rent is relatively affordable and includes heat and hot water for all units. Mountain View Crossing is another all-pet-friendly complex including many amenities such as a fitness center and fully equipped barbecue area. Rent is higher at Mountain View, as it is a more luxurious complex, but both complexes allow cats and dogs of all sizes. If you are a cat owner, Berdan Court and Kings Arms Apartments are both cat only friendly. Both are located within walking distance to shopping centers and amenities, as well as transportation to New York and surrounding cities.

 
Local Events

Local Events

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Wayne offers special events throughout the year to bring the community together. Generally, town events are free for residents, as the goal is to bring the town together for a sense of community. Annually, June 3 marks the Wayne Day Celebration, held at Wayne High School. The town organizes fun and games with entertainment, live music and various booths for residents’ enjoyment. Wayne also organizes Olympics, held in June for Juniors and May for Seniors. There is also a yearly senior citizen picnic in September. Holiday celebrations are held throughout the year; a city-wide easter egg hunt, memorial day parade, veterans day service, tree-lighting, and halloween festival are all available and free to Wayne residents. Many programs and other services are organized by the Wayne parks and recreation society, and can be found at waynetownship.com.

 
Demographics

Demographics

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The population of Wayne, as taken in the 2010 Census, was 54,717. This was just a 1% increase from the 2000 Census, dramatically low compared to the 15% increase taken from the previous ten year gap. Of the population, 14,230 are families. 63% of the population were married couples; 33% of all households had children under the age of 18. 26% were non-families, 22% were individuals under 65 years, and 12% were senior citizens living alone, making the majority married couples, most with children. The median age in Wayne was 43 when last reported; 30% of the population was between 45 and 64, 22% under 18, 21% from 25 to 44, 17% over 65, and 10% between 18 and 24 years. Racially, the majority of Wayne is white, reported to be 86% of residents. 8% were reported as Asian, 2.3% African American, 1% Native American, 1.6% reported two or more races, and 2% claimed other. The gender gap is not very large; for every 100 females in Wayne, there are 92 males. As for economics, the median household income was $100,638, with 3.6% of the population below the poverty line.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Crime rates in Mahwah are very low. It has been ranked as safer than 66% of the cities in the country, and for its size, it is absolutely one of the safest in the country. Even more good news is that of the bulk of the crimes that are accounted for, 1 in 4,010 are violent crimes. Property crimes are more popular, at 1 in 85, suggesting more theft and robberies than violence. Overall, Mahwah is a relatively safe place.

 
Weather

Weather

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The climate in Mahwah is relative to the whole of the northeastern states, except it does not see too much extreme weather. It does get cold in the winter, having a low of about 21 degrees. In the summer, you can expect temperatures not exceeding 85 degrees. Of course there are exceptions, but northern New Jersey sees some pretty mild weather. On average, Mahwah residents will see about 27 inches of snow, and about 44 inches of rainfall. There is a somewhat high risk of hurricane; using a base average of 100 for a national average, Mahwah ranks at 112. The hail and tornado indexes are both lower than the national average, at 54 and 66 respectively. The weather index for Mahwah is ranked at a 69 of 100 (100 being most desirable).

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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New Jersey Transit’s Main Line services Mahwah, providing train service into Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan, Hoboken Terminal, and Newark NJ. The Short Line bus service also provides transport from Mahwah into New York and some other reasonable locations (less range than the train, however). Two major roadways, Interstate 287 and Route 17, merge in Mahwah. U.S. Route 202 passes through the township, and the New York Thruway, Interstate 87, goes just barely outside Mahwah, in Suffern, New York. These options make travel in and around Mahwah very convenient.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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The Mahwah Recreation Department is very involved in keeping the community busy, healthy, and having fun. They offer sports leagues for adults (soccer and softball), as well as a summer program for children. They offer Mini-Rec for children from kindergarten to second grade, and Big-Rec for children in third through eighth grade. The program also offers summer jobs to children in the township who have passed the eighth grade. The recreation department also organizes many yearly events, such as Paddle Day for canoeing and kayaking, movie nights on a projector screen in the park, and picnics for the elderly. They also organize holiday celebrations, such as a Halloween parade, holiday tree lighting, a Veteran’s Day service, and, of course, Mahwah Day celebration! Mahwah Day includes a parade, entertainment such as magic and a dog show, and fireworks at night. More information can be found about the recreation department at mahwah.twp.org.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Parsippany is well equipped with schools for students in kindergarten through high school. There are ten elementary schools to choose from, each with between 250 and 450 students, based on your location relative to the school. There are also two middle schools as well as two high schools, each of which contain around 800 students. There are also private religious schools, from nursery school through high school, one for each group of grades, available.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

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In the 2010 Census, Parsippany reported an employment potential of 380,748, with a working civilian total of 255,676. Most, roughly 85% of jobs in Parsippany, as well as all of Morris county, are white collar jobs. This statistic is higher than most of the United States, as well as the rest of New Jersey. The median annual household income is around $86,000. About 3% of the population here was reported to be below the poverty line, and only about 4% were reported as unemployed. There are some large corporations residing in Parsippany; Cendant Corporation, which divided into several smaller companies, the U.S. operations of Cadbury Adams, Reckitt Beckniser, and Ricola, PNY Technologies as well as Wyndham Worldwide. These corporations have provided many jobs and greatly stimulated the economy of Parsippany.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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There are plenty of restaurants in Parsippany, at least one for every type of craving and budget. For a nice, elegant dinner, there is the ever popular steakhouse chain Ruth’s Chris. It is pricey, but has a solid reputation of being well worth it. For a little less, they have the Fu Sha Sushi Bar. It is located in a strip mall, but you forget that when you step inside due to the ambience. If you’re looking to just grab a quick bite, The Great Wazu sandwich shop is a local favorite. It is a sit down place, but quick and cheap with delicious flavors. Also worth checking out: El Rincon Columbiano for some Latin flavor, and Tino’s BBQ for Portuguese barbecue. Plenty to choose from in Parsippany!

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Established by the national crime index rating, which is based at 100, Parsippany received a rating of 60, meaning that it is more safe than 60% of the cities in the United States. Both the rates of violent crimes and property crimes are below the national averages by half. It is also below the crime rate index of New Jersey as a whole by far, at a comparison of 26 to 73. In fact, in 2008, Parsippany was ranked 13th in the list of “Best Places to Live in the United States” by Money Magazine, the highest ranking city in New Jersey.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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The general median cost for rent in Perth Amboy is roughly $1100. Studio apartments rent for about $800, one-bedrooms for $1000, two-bedrooms for around $1500, and upward from there depending on your needs. When compared with seven surrounding cities, Perth Amboy was in the mid-range in terms of cost. Around 60% of the population of Perth Amboy are renters, 40% homeowners, making this a very renter-friendly area.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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The New Jersey Coast Line, a commuter rail, has a station in Perth Amboy. The train goes from there to Newark’s Penn Station, Hoboken Terminal, Secaucus Junction, Penn Station in New York, and the Jersey Shore. New Jersey Transit buses from the Port Authority bus terminal provide local service to and from Perth Amboy on the 813, 815, and 817 routes. There are also 4 taxi companies in Perth Amboy, and the Outerbridge connects the city with Staten Island, leading into New York City and Long Island. This makes for a reasonable commute around the area. Around 8% of the population of Perth Amboy use public transportation to get to and from work.

 
Demographics

Demographics

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The population in Perth Amboy as taken from the 2010 Census was 50,814. This was an increase of over 7% since the census in 2000, when the population was 47,300. That number had increased by over 12% since 1990. The city is growing more and more popular. These numbers are made up of about 50% families, and 50% other (single, divorced, widowed, or children), with about 25% of the community being non-families, 40% with children under the age of 18.Racially, the population consists of around 50% White, 30% answering other, 10% African American, 2% Asian (others options each equalled less than 1%). The median age in Perth Amboy is 32; 27% being under 18, 11% aged 18-24, 30% 25-44, 22%45-64, and 10% 65 and above. There are a relatively equal amount of women to men; for every 100 female residents, there are 97 males. The median income for households was reported as $47,696 in 2010. About 19% of the population was reported as below the poverty line.

 
Local Events

Local Events

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Perth Amboy is a very close knit community. Yearly, the city has their annual Family Day. It is a free event for residents, sponsored by local businesses and includes entertainment, games, rides, food, contests and various booths and activities. More than 30 local municipal, county and local organizations come to interact with the people of Perth Amboy and build a strong community. Aside from this tradition, the city recreation department has organized various programs for children, teens, adults and senior citizens involving athletic clinics and teams, artistic classes and family trips. They also hold concerts and potluck dinners for the community, offer a fresh produce program to ensure healthy eating, and even arrange rides for senior citizens to attend medical appointments. Perth Amboy strives for a sense of closeness with it’s residents.

 
Weather

Weather

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The weather in Watchung is not quite as extreme as some other northeastern areas. The yearly high (in July) averages at about 85 degrees, while the low (in January) averages about 20 degrees. The average annual total of snowfall is 27 inches, and about 44 inches of rain. Based on a weather index of 100, the chances of hail and hurricanes were both in the 70’s, indicating a lower chance. The hurricane index, however, is 114, giving a higher than usual chance of experiencing a hurricane. Overall, the weather index of Watchung is rated as 69 of 100.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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The crime rate in Watchung is higher than most of New Jersey. With a national average rate based at 100, Watchung’s average is 173. The average for New Jersey as a state is 73; below the national average. Although the crime rate index is almost twice the national average, the majority of crimes recorded are not violent crimes. The murder index is 10, falling below the national average by 90%. Larceny and property crimes were the highest indexes recorded.

 
Renter Friendly

Renter Friendly

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Although 80% of Watchung is occupied by homeowners, it is absolutely renter friendly. The town has multiple accommodating apartment complexes, housing over 400 of Watchung residents. Median rent for Watchung is around $1200, which is comparable to surrounding towns.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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Watchung offers schooling from nursery to high school. There are six preschools (Watchung Cooperative, Taylor’s Learning Center, Growing Tree, Giving Nest, Holy Cross, and Klubhouse Kids Day), Bayberry Elementary schools children from grades K-4, and Valley View School from grades 5-8. There is one private (Mount St. Mary) and one public high school, which is attended by Watchung students as well as those from two neighboring communities.

 
Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly

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Many apartments and complexes in South Plainfield are pet friendly. The apartments catering to pet owners in this area don’t seem to escalate the prices or ask for pet-related deposits. My Apartment Map has listed plenty of apartments allowing cats and dogs of all sizes.

 
Restaurants

Restaurants

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Finding a good meal in South Plainfield is not hard to do. Of course there is some great pizza to be found, the most popular being Carmen’s Trattoria, offering take out as well as a sit down and BYOB dining area. If you’re looking for something a little more upscale, the city has great dining from Italian at Adeline’s to Japanese at Kimchihana, neither lacking popularity or affordability, while providing a high-class meal.

 
Section 8 & Affordable

Section 8 & Affordable

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South Plainfield has plenty of options available for Section 8. The Housing Authority of Plainfield (HAP) offers vouchers based on interviews and attendance of a group orientation. People or families with a Section 8 voucher also have access to the Family Self Sufficiency plan of the HAP, which assists people in the area to become financially stable through assistance with jobs and strategy counseling. More information regarding public services can be found at housingauthorityofplainfield.org.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Apartments in South Plainfield begin at around $1200 for a one bedrooom, $1700 for a two bedroom, and continue to $2200 for three bedrooms. When compared to seven other cities in the area, South Plainfield was among the two highest apartment rates. Research in trends has shown that from March forward, rates became higher throughout the following five month period, indicating that rates are likely to adjust based on the time of year.

 
Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

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The unemployment rate in Edison is lower than the national average for both men and women. The employment potential is around 80,000, with only around 52,000 working in the town currently. However, 85% of job opportunities in Edison are white collar positions; professional, less physical and suited for a person of experience in a particular field.

 
Recreation

Recreation

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Edison’s Recreation Department offers something for people of all ages. There are two centers dedicated to the recreation of Edison residents. They hold a before and after school care program for children of working parents, as well as a seven week playground program including athletics, trips and games. For teens, the centers offer different activities: sports leagues, a relaxing teen center, trips to parks and concerts as well as arts and craft classes. Even the adults can benefit from the centers, as they hold gyms as well as classes exclusively for the adults. Adult basketball and softball teams are available as well as musical and arts classes. The town also announces special events regularly at edisonnj.org.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Compared to cities of the population size of Edison, the crime rate is lower than average. It is safer than 46% of cities in the United States, and than 31% of cities in New Jersey. The violent crime rates are much lower than the national average; a person’s chances of being victimized by this is about 1 in 1200. Property crimes, although not as far off, are also lower than average, with a rate of about 1 in 54. For the fifth most densely populated city in New Jersey, these statistics are surprisingly good.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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Compared to cities of the population size of Edison, the crime rate is lower than average. It is safer than 46% of cities in the United States, and than 31% of cities in New Jersey. The violent crime rates are much lower than the national average; a person’s chances of being victimized by this is about 1 in 1200. Property crimes, although not as far off, are also lower than average, with a rate of about 1 in 54. For the fifth most densely populated city in New Jersey, these statistics are surprisingly good.

 
Schools & Education

Schools & Education

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There are plenty of options when looking for a school for a kindergarten through high school student in Edison. The township contains two public high schools, Edison High School in the north end, containing in its zone six elementary schools, and J.P.Stevens High School at the south end, containing five elementary schools within its zone. Edison also has the Middlesex County Academy for Mathematics, Science and Engineering, perhaps grooming for the town’s next namesake, as the school offers free admission to all residents, based on their grades and testing. There are ten other private high schools in Edison. Due to the large Chinese population in the city, within a few of the schools, including Edison High, Chinese is taught to students. Middlesex Community College is a public, two-year college in the town, which is also home to Rutgers University, located on the former Kilmer Military Base.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Edison apartments rent for slightly higher than the national average, as well as the average cost for New Jersey. However, it is normal for this area of the state, especially considering Edison is the fifth most populated city in New Jersey. On average, a one bedroom apartment will cost around $1200 monthly. A studio or two bedroom each go up to $1500, and more than that are usually upwards of $2000.

 
Weather

Weather

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The climate in Piscataway is typical of a Northeastern city. The average summer high temperature is 86 degrees, and the typical low is 22 degrees. The city sees about 116 days of precipitation per year; around 28 inches of snow can be expected throughout the winter. These are typical of most cities. The comfort index, which measures comfort based on humidity, is 47. That is slightly higher (more desirable) than the average. So, cold in the winter, hot in the summer, but relatively comfortable throughout the year.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Piscataway is renter friendly. The majority of occupants in the city are owners, at 65% of the occupied homes. However, 32% of the city are renters. This statistic is typical of most cities in the United States, as are the mortgage and rent costs in Piscataway.

 
Public Transportation

Public Transportation

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The New Jersey Transit (NJT) bus line runs from Sayreville. It runs often and provides access from Sayreville into New York City as well as most of the state of New Jersey, including popular destinations such as the Starland Ballroom. Sayreville is located very close to major roadways including the New Jersey Turnpike, so cabs are also available and efficient.

 
Nightlife

Nightlife

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Sayreville nightlife consists mostly of laid back bars and pubs. The Ale House and the Brick House are two of the most popular places to get a drink and hear some music in town. As far as live entertainment, the Starland Ballroom is a local favorite. Club Abyss is the place to go if you’re looking for a real club atmosphere. It’s a dance club with a younger crowd, as it is 18+ for entry. For a small city, there is plenty of places to become entertained, and something for everybody.

 
Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety

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The crime rate for Sayreville is very close to the national average for all cities in the country, statistically, it is more safe than 54% of the country, as well as 38% of New Jersey cities. For a city of this small size, the crime rates are noticeably low. Property crime rates, such as burglary and robbery, are about fifteen in one thousand, which is average; while violent crime rates are extremely low, at one in one thousand.

 
Apartment Costs

Apartment Costs

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Sayreville apartments rent for an average price, beginning around $800.00/month for a one bedroom, having a median rate of about $1100.00. Of course, with more bedrooms comes more rent; a two bedroom averages around $1600.00, and a three bedroom for around $1900.00 monthly. These rates are average to low for New Jersey cities, as Sayreville is recently becoming a more residential area.

 

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