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View Poll Results: Massachusetts Vs New Jersey
MA 93 54.39%
NJ 78 45.61%
Voters: 171. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 07-14-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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The two states with some of the highest taxes, The two states with some of the highest levels of education, The two states with some of the highest incomes, and the two states with an Atlantic Ocean shore line.

Which will it be if you were to pick which is better?
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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Its very difficult to choose because of some of the similarities between the two states. I predict that New Jersey may win the poll because of its proximity to New York City, but I had to go with my home state.
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:13 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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I like Massachusetts better. It's more progressive, and much of it is gorgeous. Plus, Boston's a hell of a city.

I think Connecticut might make for a better match-up against Jersey since both are smaller states nestled between New York City and another powerful city (Philly for Jersey, Boston for Connecticut).
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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I would choose New Jersey. A great state that offers a excellent quality of life and is also sandwiched between two major northeastern metro areas (NYC & Philadelphia) in the Bos-Wash corridor.
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I choose Massachusetts (big surprise). However both states are very nice. New Jersey always gets a horrible wrap because of the oil refineries outside NYC (granted, they are pretty terrible/ugly)...however Jersey does have some beautiful, beautiful areas and in many ways it's very similar to Massachusetts. The Bivalve area on Delaware Bay reminded me a lot of Cape Cod.

Boston's great, the Cape is beautiful, and it's hard to find another place in the country similar to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard. The Hamptons are probably similar.

Also, Massachusetts doesn't have to deal with this stuff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyAzwREVBZs
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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Joisey. It just rolls of ya tongue!!
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Originally Posted by tmac9wr View Post
I choose Massachusetts (big surprise). However both states are very nice. New Jersey always gets a horrible wrap because of the oil refineries outside NYC (granted, they are pretty terrible/ugly)...however Jersey does have some beautiful, beautiful areas and in many ways it's very similar to Massachusetts. The Bivalve area on Delaware Bay reminded me a lot of Cape Cod.

Boston's great, the Cape is beautiful, and it's hard to find another place in the country similar to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard. The Hamptons are probably similar.

Also, Massachusetts doesn't have to deal with this stuff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyAzwREVBZs
The refineries are a big blemish NJ has yet it's so small. But granted that they're ugly, Elizabeth which is the land of refinery was noted one of the Greenest US cities in the U.S
How they pulled that off, I don't know.
http://www.popsci.com/environment/ar...-cities?page=1 #45
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I picked Jersey, although I could easily live in Ma. also. NJ is closer to where my kids live in NY.
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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Massachusetts. One of the few reasonable states in America.

On an unrelated note, I never have memorised in my head exactly how to spell it, but whenever I'm writing or typing the name it curiously always seems to work itself out correctly.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Jersey
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