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DerSturmbannfuror t1_ix9fhr9 wrote

I’d recommend coming out for the weekend, renting a car and touring the areas mentioned. If you’re strictly looking for an urban area filled with young professionals, the only place to find them in a sizable # would be in the Jersey city, Hoboken area. It’s similar to Portland or Atlanta, major difference being both JC & Hoboken play 2nd fiddle to the biggest, most vibrant city in the nation directly across the River. Driving to JC or Manhattan from the suburbs is NOT recommended if you’re out to have fun (traffic can be worse in the evening than for the morning commute) That’s what the trains and Uber are for. There are myriad hangout spots that cater to post graduates throughout north Jersey and you’ll be able to find your peers in any of the places mentioned, the downside being that these places aren’t concentrated in any one area outside of JC and Hoboken, so living in the Somerville, New Brunswick, Morristown environs would cause you to make more of a an effort meeting fellow peers


LarryLeadFootsHead t1_ix9zzwc wrote

> the Jersey city, Hoboken area

> It’s similar to Portland or Atlanta



DerSturmbannfuror t1_ixa43to wrote

I don't speak cave--man, but if you're asking whether or not your kind frequent the areas mentioned, I'd answer no, not to my knowledge.


LarryLeadFootsHead t1_ixhj26n wrote

I just am fascinated in what world you live in where Jersey City or Hoboken is somehow anything like Atlanta or Portland.


BackInNJAgain t1_ixclkex wrote

I'm a bit odd in that I love urban bicycling so, in summer, I often drive to New York City from the Morristown area on Sunday mornings around 6:30-7:00 and can make it in about 40 minutes. The West Side bike highway, riding to Prospect Park over the Brooklyn Bridge, riding to Central Park, etc. are all really fun and not super crowded at that time of day. Just have to get out of the city by noon-ish so you CAN drive to NYC just have to go on the off hours


DerSturmbannfuror t1_ixfo6jl wrote

Fwiw Jersey City has added protected bike lanes especially in the Newport, downtown area out to liberty state park and hoboken. Could be an interesting ride 4u

JC bike lanes


BackInNJAgain t1_ixh706f wrote

Thanks! I will definitely check this out. Looked at it on Google maps and it seems exactly like the type of urban ride I enjoy.