Apartment success stories
It happens-these intrepid souls bought, sold and rented their way to NYC real-estate bliss.
Mon Apr 19 2010
$1,800 New Jersey secret!
“I’ve moved 30 times in my life, and I’m only 30 years old. I’ve lived in D.C., Boston, Miami, L.A. and New York. Whenever I move to a new city, I look at how to re-create my lifestyle. I’m kind of an outdoorsy person, and I had a hard time re-creating that in New York City. I mapped out all the towns in New Jersey, Westchester and New York City—there had to be place where young people live a balanced, outdoorsy lifestyle. This is how I got the idea for my company, NabeWise (nabewise.com), which helps people find out where they should be living by categorizing neighborhoods by different attributes like family, singles, shopping, nightlife.“I ended up in Hoboken: I found a one-bedroom for $1,800 in a new-construction building, two blocks from the PATH. I have a doorman, and I can see the waterfront. It’s literally five minutes to the West Village on the PATH—it’s like living in downtown New York for $1,000 less, with safe, beautiful sidewalks. I joke that I like to live one block from a snobby gym and one block from a snobby grocery store. The fact that Hoboken retains its New Jersey stereotype is kind of great, because it seems like it keeps it kind of a secret.”—Ann Baldinucci, business owner; Hoboken, NJ
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