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Old 05-25-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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Default Maryland or New Jersey?

Which state is better? I think Maryland is a better all around state than NJ.
1. The Roads in MD is waay better(NJ roads are awful and rundown)
2. Maryland has better Schools(miles ahead of NJ)
3. MD is not taxed to death like NJ.

The Only advantage for NJ is it's closer to NYC and gas price are alittle bit lower
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Old 05-25-2008, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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My vote goes to NJ.

NJ is a great state. You have the shore, the Philly burbs, North Jersey and central Jersey - both of which are very close to NYC. I think New Jersey has a bit more character than Maryland, but it is also much more expensive.

The great things about MD are the proximity to DC and overall lower cost of living than much of the corridor between DC and Boston.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:22 PM
 
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Wait one minute. New Jersey schools are ranked amongst the elite in the USA Jersey has the highest percentage of students graduating high school. Also amongst the top of average SAT scores but as for Maryland i really don;t know how schools are there.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Western Maryland has the beautiful mountains. It also has the Chesapeake and the Atlantic Coast.
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:18 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Western Maryland has the beautiful mountains. It also has the Chesapeake and the Atlantic Coast.
Northwestern NJ has mountains and 127 miles of "shore".

To OP - depends on what you're looking for. Like everything, it's subjective.
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Wait one minute. New Jersey schools are ranked amongst the elite in the USA Jersey has the highest percentage of students graduating high school. Also amongst the top of average SAT scores but as for Maryland i really don;t know how schools are there.
yeah, i'd like to see where OP can defend the schools in MD being "miles ahead" of NJ.
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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Personally, I think that Maryland has more interesting cities. And once you get outside of the cities, MD also has prettier suburbs and small towns.

NJ is a nice enough place, but I've never thought of it as being particularly interesting or attractive.

Just my opinion, though.
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Old 05-25-2008, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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yeah, i'd like to see where OP can defend the schools in MD being "miles ahead" of NJ.
Same here. Schools in NJ are among the top in the nation - I rarely hear much about public schools in MD (not that I'm saying they're bad, but saying they're a "mile ahead of NJ" is a very, very bold statement!)
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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Maryland was recently voted the richest state! The schools in Montgomery and Howard Counties are tops in the nation.
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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The Only advantage for NJ is it's closer to NYC
that's a significant advantage
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