Benefits of Living in NJ While Working in NYC
Many people that work in New York City are choosing to live outside of the city. New Jersey is a great choice for many. Living in New Jersey while working in New York City can have great advantages. Here are some of them:
New York City has some of the highest property costs in the country. In New Jersey, you can get more square-footage per house or apartment for a much lower price.
In addition to state taxes, New York City also levies a tax. By living in New Jersey, you can eliminate the city tax. Also, the sales tax in New York City is higher by 1.175%.
Great Educational Systems
New Jersey consistently has a top 5 high school graduation rate. And, although New York City has some excellent schools, you won’t see any NYC public school system topping any list of the best schools.
You can take a Train to Work
Where you live in New Jersey will determine your commute time, and if you can take public transportation. Some people drive for over two hours to get to work, so any public transportation that lasts even an hour isn’t that bad. Plus, you can probably get some work done on the way.
Commuting costs can be a factor, but some employers offer incentives to curtail travel expenses.
Because commuting into Manhattan can be an ordeal, if you choose to live in one of the top-rated New Jersey commuter towns, your trip can become more manageable. Here we list a few of the best New Jersey commuter towns with direct train access to New York City.
Midtown Direct Train Line
The towns listed above all have easy access to the Midtown Direct Train Line. The Midtown Direct Line services many commuter towns in New Jersey. And, these towns are rated exceptionally for their high standard of living and small-town feel.
The benefits of living in and commuting from one of these towns include:
- Excellent proximity to the Midtown Direct Line
- Easy access to the PATH trains
- Convenient bus services to the train station
The Bottom Line
Although there can be downsides to living in New Jersey while commuting and working in NYC such as the cost of commute and travel time, most people find that New Jersey is a more economical way of life and a better option for their families.
Are you working in NYC? Are you considering living in New Jersey and would like help in finding the perfect community for you and your family? Midtown Direct Homes has numerous available properties in some of the top New Jersey commuter towns with direct train access into New York City. As a long-time resident of NJ, Perri Feldman has the knowledge, experience, and expertise in New Jersey real estate. Get in touch today to learn more about which town is best for you. Contact Midtown Direct Homes.
Perri K. Feldman, Midtown Direct Homes
Sales Associate with Keller Williams Realty in Summit, New Jersey
518 Millburn Ave., Suite 102
Short Hills, NJ 07078
488 Springfield Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
(973) 650-4727 mobile
(973) 376-0033 office