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View Poll Results: Massachusetts Vs New Jersey
MA 94 54.34%
NJ 79 45.66%
Voters: 173. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-15-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Tough call. I love the geographic and urban/rural diversity in MA. I love Boston, New Bedford, Gloucester, Salem, Provincetown, Nantucket, Newburyport, Northampton, etc. That's why I voted MA. I could easily live in Jersey as well (I've had my sights on Jersey City for a while, actually).
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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There is nothing prettier than Fall in New England. When we travelled around for hockey, we went to quite a few small towns in Ma. Acton, Andover, Llwellyn(?) are a few I remember. We went a number of prep schools in the state for games. Oh, they had beautiful grounds and buildings. It was almost like stepping back in time. Plus, I love the clapboard houses there.
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Old 07-16-2009, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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There is nothing prettier than Fall in New England. When we travelled around for hockey, we went to quite a few small towns in Ma. Acton, Andover, Llwellyn(?) are a few I remember. We went a number of prep schools in the state for games. Oh, they had beautiful grounds and buildings. It was almost like stepping back in time. Plus, I love the clapboard houses there.
I love the fall here too, and the prep schools are gorgeous. Clapboard houses are also cool to me.

Llwellyn? Hmmm... I'm not even sure what that could be. Lawrence? Leverett? Leyden? Lowell? Lynn?
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:04 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default Lowell!!!

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I love the fall here too, and the prep schools are gorgeous. Clapboard houses are also cool to me.

Llwellyn? Hmmm... I'm not even sure what that could be. Lawrence? Leverett? Leyden? Lowell? Lynn?
That is it, but I have been to Lawrence and Lynn too. We did so much travelling around, sometimes the names get mixed up.
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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That is it, but I have been to Lawrence and Lynn too. We did so much travelling around, sometimes the names get mixed up.
Yea, I don't blame you. The town names in MA can be hard to remember and kind of confusing sometimes to someone who doesn't live here full time.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Yea, I don't blame you. The town names in MA can be hard to remember and kind of confusing sometimes to someone who doesn't live here full time.
NJ is the same way.

Ho-ho-kus, Carlstadt, Hackensack, Weehawken, Secaucus, Perth Amboy, Wycoff... And on top of all that, NJ has towns upon towns. Bergen County alone has 70 towns and cities!
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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JERSEY!

and i grew up it westchester/ct
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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The states are very similar. Both have urban, suburban, and rural. Both states tend to have highly educated residents, which makes a huge difference when comparing that to states that DON'T stress education. Mass has the Berkshires, but NJ folks have very quick access to either the Poconos or the Catskills. Mass has Boston, but no quick access to any other major cities...NJ has very easy access to either NYC or Philly. Mass has Cape Cod, nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard (all beautiful...been to them all), and NJ has Cape May (a gem), Spring lake, Long Beach Island, Wildwood, Ocean City, etc. Not to mention Atlantic City. Both states have lots of Irish and Italians You know, that means good drinkin' and good eatin'.

I pick NJ. But both states have a lot to offer, and I could live in MA if I needed to (I'd live in or near Boston).
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:25 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I voted Jersey - surprise, surprise...

For a long time I always said that if I were to leave NJ it would be to live in or near Boston. I always loved Boston. I still think Boston is a great city, but after several experiences there it's lost some of its luster, to me. One thing that bothered me was that there seems to be much more drinking and drug abuse going on up in Boston. I've noticed this in Providence and other parts of New England, also. I also noticed that winters were too harsh in Mass., the homes were smaller and tighter together than even in NJ, and that it was expensive there - too expensive for what it was worth, to me.

So, I still go to Boston to visit my family in Arlington and Watertown, and my friend up in Portland, ME, and for work whenever I need to go up there, and I love visiting. But I would not want to live there, and to me there is no comparison - Jersey beats Mass. hands down.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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New Jersey.
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