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Old 06-23-2009, 11:34 PM
 
Location: New York, New York
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This is mostly true, except for the thousands who come here for business, many of whom end up moving here. But yes, most people outside of the Northeast avoid NJ, thank God!



You have it backwards; it is like a couple of slums like Jersey City and Newark (not "the Oranges" - West Orange is affluent, but I'm not surprised you don't know that) while the rest of the state is made up of mostly affluent, beautiful towns. I'm sorry when you lived here you could only afford to live in a slum in Jersey City and therefore have a myopic, inaccurate view of the state. On second thought, I'm actually glad that was your experience, because it got you to move somewhere else, to be amongst those of your own ilk.

Good luck finding your ideal hick town!
Jersey city is a slum?
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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This is mostly true, except for the thousands who come here for business, many of whom end up moving here. But yes, most people outside of the Northeast avoid NJ, thank God!



You have it backwards; it is like a couple of slums like Jersey City and Newark (not "the Oranges" - West Orange is affluent, but I'm not surprised you don't know that) while the rest of the state is made up of mostly affluent, beautiful towns. I'm sorry when you lived here you could only afford to live in a slum in Jersey City and therefore have a myopic, inaccurate view of the state. On second thought, I'm actually glad that was your experience, because it got you to move somewhere else, to be amongst those of your own ilk.

Good luck finding your ideal hick town!
Ha! My experiences in NJ were usually unpleasant due to interactions with folks like yourself. One time, after a particularly horrifying experience with the residents, I waited in line on the toll road for over an hour and a half just to get out. When my turn finally came, I asked the lady why the line was so short and the price was so low.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:03 AM
 
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Not to mention that people from New Jersey are generally rude and unhelpful to total strangers. I always hold the door open for a lady, give my seat on the subway up to an elderly to pregnant woman, those concepts seemed totally foreign in New Jersey.

I like the idea of Gainesville, where there are schools there are always jobs, unfortunately I am going to be a new grad, so competing in a city full of new grads isn't too appealing.

I will take a closer look at Jacksonville, I had a bad memory from there, when I went into the wrong neighborhood by accident, but it seems like my stereotype was probably wrong.
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Jersey city is a slum?
According to Canerican, Jersey City is a slum, and he lived there.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Charlotte, NC fits the bill for the most part. Unemployment in NC is high, but those figures are heavily infulenced by the rural areas where rates are much higher than in the cities. Charlotte may be suffering a bit more than, say, Raleigh, due to it being more of a financial center, but its still weathering the bad economy better than a lot of areas.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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Isn't Charlotte fairly Liberal? Is it very built up in the communities around? If I were to live 20 miles away, could I get an acre of land for under $60,000?
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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These towns seem like they're what you're looking for:

Jackson, Mississippi
Montgomery, Alabama
Valdosta, Georgia
Shreveport, Louisiana
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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- Politically Conservative
- At least 80% White suburbs
- Highly Christian area
I have a question: Why are these three things important, and how do you expect them to affect your quality of life?
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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I have a question: Why are these three things important, and how do you expect them to affect your quality of life?
I am Christian, so an area where my beliefs are very similar to others is important.

I want to live in a majority White area, just a personal preference, some don't care, I do...

Finally, I tend to volunteer for political campaigns alot, but being in a very Liberal area, volunteering for Conservatives tends to be somewhat unproductive. Plus I like Conservative policies in general, why not live in an area with low taxes, no gay marriage, etc? (If you are Liberal you probably prefer paying higher taxes, abortion on demand... To each their own, I don't judge people based on their political party)
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:48 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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I do, so does most of the country.

It is like a couple of nice upper-class towns followed by slums like Jersey City, the Oranges, Atlantic City, etc. The only place in NJ where I have enjoyed was Hoboken. BTW, I lived in Jersey City for some time... The only thing I liked was taking the PATH train out of there.
I can care less what the rest of the country thinks of where i live and where i'm happy... too bad you think it's a flaw.

And,
Maybe because Jersey City and all the other towns you named don't have your ideal White population, and with that budget, your not going to find a great choice in NJ either way... Diversity obviously isn't your thing so yes, NJ would not be good for you unless you try a different region of NJ like the SW region of shore region.

Anyway, I would suggest Cumberland, MD
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