That's right...Doug and I succumbed to the ridiculousness of Manhattan apartment prices and just signed a lease in Jersey City! I definitely had my reservations about leaving the city (que Sex and the City when Miranda moves to Brooklyn...gasp!), everywhere and everything else just seems second best, but saving bu-cu bucks is hard to pass up. We ended up finding a sweet place in a condo building right on the river. And since rents are so much cheaper, we could be picky with the place. We got a 2bdrm/2bath with a balcony on the highest floor of an all amenities building...wahoo! Here are some pics, so you all believe me.
The foyer (what? we have a foyer!)
The view into the living room (Doug poached all my pics)
If you stay with us, this is your view. Nice sunsets!
Our view from the balcony (I see a mini garden and a place to bike on my trainer)
View from our roof deck ("I can see Manhattan from my house!")
Looking South from roof (and there's a hot tub on the roof!)
So, all in all, we're pretty excited about the big change. It will actually be a shorter commute for me to work and only about 1o min. longer for the Slug. It's unfortunate that Jersey gets such a bad rap, but I know I won't stop making fun of it just because I'm living there. I just hope I don't start growing hair on my chest and our eventual children don't end up mutants.