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View Poll Results: Connecticut vs New Jersey
Connecticut 17 39.53%
New Jersey 26 60.47%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-18-2010, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by openheads View Post
Are you sure about that?
I meant it more along the lines as described below \/

Originally Posted by ifeeldope View Post
In a way they are both kind of simliar except NJ being on a larger scale. Think about it, both have very urbanized areas clustered on there waterfronts, both have high class suburbs and both have really bad areas (CT, Bridgeport). NJ is larger and has a much higher population so the list of bad vs goods are going to be a bit more extended, but due to that point I would go with NJ because of the excess of options.
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Old 10-18-2010, 04:19 PM
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Originally Posted by drizzyy View Post
Connecticut is much more beautiful than NJ.

I don't know, when you compare SW Connecticut with Northern NJ, in my opinion Northern NJ has just as much beauty, but more importantly it has MUCH more variety in landscape. In one hour's drive you can see the most urban landscape, true leafy suburbs, and true rural scenes.

The Skylands of NJ (Northwestern part of NJ) in my opinion is many times more beautiful than SW Connecticut.

It's a shame that so many people base their impression of NJ on the VERY small area that is industrial. Seeing how often NYC is visited, it's a real shame that the industrial area happens to be so close to NYC....and therefore people develop the impression that all of Northern NJ looks like that.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:14 PM
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i can't vote - i've spent 10 + years living in either state
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:48 PM
Location: New Jersey
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NJ is a more powerful diverse area.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:08 PM
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Originally Posted by 10013 View Post
The superior suburb of NYC?
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Old 03-18-2014, 11:29 AM
Location: Abruzzo
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Originally Posted by drizzyy View Post
Connecticut is much more beautiful than NJ.


No it's NOT, although I'm not saying NJ is more beautiful than Connecticut either. Um lets say if you had never been to the area before and drove through Connecticut through NY state and into NJ unless somebody pointed out the Welcome to NY and then NJ signs you wouldn't know from the difference in mountains, vegetation, or overall scenery that you had changed states. All 3 states are basically oak and pine forests and there is water everywhere in the forms of lakes, streams, and ponds surrounded by green rolling hills (until you get to the middle part of NY state and mountains get taller, or past Central NJ where the terrain becomes flat). Also, CT and NJ have their fare share of nice and not so nice areas. A lot of people like to make the argument that CT is more rural but if you drive over to Sussex, Hunterdon, and even Somerset county NJ it is very rural as well. Heck people often get shocked when driving through Bergen County NJ (which is the county over the George Washington Bridge). Within a 20 minute drive from Manhattan you can be driving on route 202 aka Ramapo Valley Road through Mahwah due south and you will pass horse farms, colonial estates, and even the Ramapo Valley Reservation (where you can hike). Point is even the northern part of Bergen County is very rural (especially considering it's proximity to NYC). Honestly, If you live in CT VS NJ I really don't think you have an overall much different life experience as both states are part of the NY tristate area and share a lot of the same common value such as hard work and emphasis on education. Lets face it CT, NJ, NY (tristate) is the true financial power house of the nation.
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