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View Poll Results: Southern California or North Jersey
Southern California 113 65.32%
North Jersey 60 34.68%
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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To the NJ people I have a question. Can anybody tell me the name of this town? When my daughter was playing ice hockey, we went to a prep school someplace in northern NJ. All I remember is that we took the GWB and it was only a very short ride from there.

The town was built on the cliffs. The houses were great big tudors way above street level. The prep school was at the very top elevation. We had to climb about 50 steps cut out of the rock to get to it. There were woods and I think a stream. The school also was a big brick tudor style building. You could look out and see the river from the school grounds.

It was like being back in a English country village. I absolutely LOVED that place. I am sure it must be VERY expensive there.

Anybody have any idea where this is?
Had to be either Tenafly, Alpine, or maybe Englewood. All lovely towns. And no cookie-cutter architecture to be found there!
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Only in some people's imaginations, which are usually influenced by the media. SoCal is not as materialistic as many make it out to be.
I agree with you, media creates perceptions, and perception = reality for most people. It's very short-sighted. But, I have to say, I saw a lot of people in Southern California that just looked fake as all hell (yes, mostly women).
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I agree with you, media creates perceptions, and perception = reality for most people. It's very short-sighted. But, I have to say, I saw a lot of people in Southern California that just looked fake as all hell (yes, mostly women).
When people have stereotypes stuck in their head it's usually what they notice first and continually focus on and ignore all the normal people out there. I see it all the time when people come and visit.
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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When people have stereotypes stuck in their head it's usually what they notice first and continually focus on and ignore all the normal people out there. I see it all the time when people come and visit.
I totally agree with you. But don't expect to get sympathy from this NJ guy...NJ gets it worse than any other state. Anyone can admit that!
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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BPerone, surprisingly I do not recognize that last picture. What street is that?
Somewhere on Bramhall Ave.
That's what is says on flickr.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:37 PM
 
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They both are horrible, on average.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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Southern CA, specifically Santa Barbara/Montecito.
AGREED..I will take Santa Barbara/Montecito easily over NJ. and ANYPLACE on the East Coast for too many reasons...
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:54 PM
 
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I don't like either. I'll take NJ then immediately move to Manhattan. I like New York City. Santa Barbara is a very boring old-people place and Orange County is just a classless piece of ****. There are a few places on the Westside of LA I like though and wouldn't mind living in for a bit.

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Old 08-11-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Shawnee, KS
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SoCal
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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The thing is, it depends where in each state. CA is huge...I would take south NJ over SoCal, but I would take SoCal over north NJ.
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