Living in NJ, working at FB NY?

Google quemira
Jul 19 43 Comments

Hopefully some FB NY people can see this. I’m starting at FB soon in NY and debating if I should live in NJ (Hoboken or Jersey City)

The benefits I see:
- I save 3-4% on NYC income tax (that’s 10-20k a year)
- Commute looks not too bad
- Housing is cheaper and newer
- NJ seems cleaner, less hectic
- I don’t go out much, I’m engaged and living with my fiance, so I don’t have fomo

I don’t know if I’m missing anything, in my situation why the hell would you not live in NJ??

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TOP 43 Comments
  • WeWork / Eng Savlon
    Why not?

    Increased commuting costs.
    Cost of potentially needing to own a car.
    Longer commute time and less flexible commute hours if you’re in the city until late and more changing trains.
    Less walkability.
    Less likely to be able to get friends to come to your place due to their commute.
    Things aren’t open as late, less 24 hour shops/food.
    Taxes are more complicated at end of year due to earning the income across state lines.
    Less to do without commuting to the city (though some areas are better than others)
    Jul 19 7
    • WeWork / Eng Savlon
      Yep, if none of those things bother you, then NJ may be worth it for you. For me, I didn’t want to own a car again and loathe commuting, plus the cost of owning a car mostly negated the savings in rent for me.
      Jul 19
    • Google quemira
      OP
      Yeah i kind of want a car lol. Thanks!!
      Jul 19
    • WeWork / Eng Savlon
      If you don’t mind the Bay Area traffic, then you’ll probably be fine out here with a car. If you hate the traffic, it’s just as bad out here.
      Jul 19
    • Google quemira
      OP
      It would be just for weekends
      Jul 19
    • WeWork / Eng Savlon
      Depending on where in NJ you choose, that may not be possible.
      Jul 19
  • Verisk Analytics pinkfloyd🎸
    Exchange place >>> Newport. Where is your office in Manhattan? If in Midtown, check out Avalon Cove in Newport for starters but there are tons of high rise options. If in downtown check out Exchange Place. Actually historic downtown has a few beautiful brownstone houses. Very spacious and perfect for couples.
    Jul 19 5
    • Google hmmm.
      9th st station
      Jul 19
    • Verisk Analytics pinkfloyd🎸
      That’s the G office correct?. I would prefer exchange place if I were you.
      grocery online.. JC downtown/hoboken/Manhattan have tons(literally) of places to dine out. You’ll never be short on options.
      Jul 19
    • Google hmmm.
      No im working at fb now its near 9th st station
      Jul 19
    • Verisk Analytics pinkfloyd🎸
      Cool.
      Jul 19
    • Google hmmm.
      So i cant be around exchange place station!
      Jul 19
  • Bank of America / Eng
    pce

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    pcemore
    Go to Newport NJ
    Jul 19 8
    • Bank of America / Eng
      pce

      Bank of America Eng

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      pcemore
      730-845 is crazy, after 9 it calms down
      Jul 19
    • Google quemira
      OP
      And how do you do groceries/get food
      Jul 19
    • Microsoft hkbest
      Do you even need to buy groceries/food if you work at Facebook? In case u r bored of free food, you can always get groceries from Farmers Market in NYC after work
      Jul 19
    • Google quemira
      OP
      Yeah I don’t like eating dinner at work
      Jul 19
    • NBCUniversal gVirus
      You can walk to shop rite from Newport. You won’t need a car, but if you have one it’s prob better than JC or HOboken
      Jul 19
  • If you don’t mind a 10-15 min walk to the PATH, check out the Hamilton Park area, much cheaper than downtown but still very safe/residential. I’m there now and starting at FB soon. For groceries I use FreshDirect, and for restaurants/food I walk 10 min to downtown or the mall
    Jul 19 2
    • Jet GgcE62
      Haha so depressing that you don’t use Jet City Grocery
      Jul 19
    • Lol right, I would but the amount of packaging is ridiculous and FD has a much better selection
      Jul 19
  • Bank of America GULT1Bvi
    Hoboken is as good as the city in terms night life
    Jul 19 2
    • Google quemira
      OP
      I was pretty shocked at the lack of diversity in hoboken (everyone is white)
      Jul 19
    • Bank of America GULT1Bvi
      Ya that's true, Jersey City has all types of hoods though. A train ride is only 10 mins away.
      Jul 19
  • Facebook beam@home
    Have you considered Long Island city?
    Jul 19 4
    • Google hmmm.
      NYC tax bruh
      Jul 19
    • WeWork / Eng Savlon
      Yeah, but also no need to own a car.
      Jul 19
    • Google hmmm.
      JC and Hoboken you don’t need a car right?
      Jul 19
    • WeWork / Eng Savlon
      Ehhh depends where
      Jul 19
  • WeWork / Data
    p🥔tato

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    p🥔tatomore
    Newport is better
    Jul 19 3
    • Google quemira
      OP
      Why is that?
      Jul 19
    • WeWork / Data
      p🥔tato

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      p🥔tatomore
      Better apartments, very new & clean & open, pretty convenient, the walk along Hudson River w/ the Manhattan view is dope, very safe neighborhood w demographics being young chinese & indian people working in Manhattan
      Jul 19
    • Google hmmm.
      Which part of newport? Where do you do groceries and eat out?
      Jul 19
  • Google Xoll35
    Renting or buying?
    Jul 19 2
    • Google quemira
      OP
      Renting for now
      Jul 19
    • Google Xoll35
      If you are fine with more suburban lifestyle and commute depending on weather, NJ seems like a good choice. NYC makes sense only if you prioritize living in the city.
      Jul 19
  • Dell LUHV04
    Sir / mam - what’s your TC ?
    Jul 19 0
  • Jet GgcE62
    Definitely doable
    Jul 19 0