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Old 10-07-2008, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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When i say NY, i mean the NYC area.
When i say NJ, i mean the NYC-Metro area
When i say CT, i mean the NYC-Metro area

Which do you think is best??

for me i think NJ because,

It's not as packed as NYC and more diverse then CT. It has a lot of good shopping and food and very easy acces to NYC. Probably cheaper then NYC and CT but not considered cheap on what could be the definition of cheap.
the few flaws i can detect is that NJ has a lot of crime-filled cities Newark, Irvington, East Orange and Paterson
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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It probably depends a lot more on the individual city or town. I'm sure there's a lot of variety in all three states. The crime rate in Camden, Paterson, etc., won't matter if you live in another town in NJ that has lower crime. If you want a variety of ethnicities, I'm sure there are towns in CT that have this, even if it were true (I'm not sure whether it is, but I'm going with your characterization) that the state as whole was very white. If I were choosing between these sections of the NYC metro area, I might consider state politics. Issues such as taxes, for example, might make a difference in any town in a given state, while characteristics such as ethnic makeup, crime, urban vs. suburban vs. rural character, will vary between local communities in any of these states.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:37 AM
 
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it does depend on where you live i have lived in conneticut my whole life. hartford, waterbury,bridgeport new haven, danbury, even norwich and new london. you dont wanna live in any of those cities. Waterburys so dirty.bridgeports nickname is lil ny. and not beacuse its nice. in 2004 hartford had the 5 highest murder rate in the country. so dont over look ct. u dont wanna live in any of those. i was driving on north main st in waterbury and watched a car jacking.
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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I think Queens, NYC is good place to live. It is diverse and not as packed or as noisy as Manhattan.
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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New Jersey of course.
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I could not choose, especially after living in this state. Any of the 3 would be great right now.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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NY for me. All my friends and family live in NY and Long Island. Are we including Long Island and Westchester? I really love Queens at this point in my life. But 20 years from now LI, Westchester, CT, and NJ will be looking mighty good.

NY
NJ
CT
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:58 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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If I was forced to live in a suburb of NYC I would go with Westchester. Connecticut is nice but I wouldn't want to live that far from the major city in my area. Plus it's a bit stale. New Jersey is underrated but it really depends on where you are.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Those 3 states are great cities. This is a tough call. However I pick NY they are in between of the two
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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it does depend on where you live i have lived in conneticut my whole life. hartford, waterbury,bridgeport new haven, danbury, even norwich and new london. you dont wanna live in any of those cities. Waterburys so dirty.bridgeports nickname is lil ny. and not beacuse its nice. in 2004 hartford had the 5 highest murder rate in the country. so dont over look ct. u dont wanna live in any of those. i was driving on north main st in waterbury and watched a car jacking.
B'port reminds me of the Bronx. my bro lived in New Haven for several years, and although parts are sketchy, it was a very cool liberal city. if i had to pick a CT city to live in, it would definitely be NH.

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