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Old 10-03-2010, 07:00 AM
 
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Default New Jersey urban-ness

Does New Jersey look anything like the Greater Toronto Area. I grew up in the suburbs there because of my dad's science job and i couldn't stand it. And i just figured that if New Jersey is surrounded by even bigger cities, maybe it looks the same in areas near the city. Anyway, it could help if somebody who's been to the Toronto area answers.
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:17 AM
 
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It kinda is.... There are big suburbs that radiate out form NYC - Newark - Jersey City - Elizabeth. The Denser Communities tend to be along Rail lines , along with the older suburbs. The GTA and NJ have very similar population layouts , although the sprawl is different. Like NYC = Toronto , but Newark = Hamilton , JC = Mississauga and Elizabeth = Brampton. The Cities in Urban Jersey hold 60% of the states jobs in all depts. Urban Jersey's Population makes up about 40% of the states population , the Suburbs make up 50% and the Rural areas hold about 10% of the population.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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Well is it more tolerable in the suburbs in New Jersey compared to GTA?
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:25 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Well is it more tolerable in the suburbs in New Jersey compared to GTA?
Slighty , although its probably the same. The Rural areas are less tolerable though.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:29 AM
 
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suburbs are similar. Sprawl is different as Nex said - most towns here in NJ have some sort of "downtown" that is small to give a town some identity but in reality the towns sprawl into each other.

The winters are milder here. NYC is much better than Toronto. The Jersey Shore is much better than Lake Ontario. Also, we have mountains in and near our state, unlike Toronto area.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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LOL I remember that my parents took me down to the beach one time and it was all dirty and stuff and it was as cold as a witch's teet. thanks guys.
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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suburbs are similar. Sprawl is different as Nex said - most towns here in NJ have some sort of "downtown" that is small to give a town some identity but in reality the towns sprawl into each other.

The winters are milder here. NYC is much better than Toronto. The Jersey Shore is much better than Lake Ontario. Also, we have mountains in and near our state, unlike Toronto area.
This is very true about North Jersey towns. In South Jersey once outside of the immediate Philadelphia area towns are much more far apart. It all really depends on where you go here. We have rural, semi-rural, suburban, urban, and beach areas. As for the beaches here, they're always clean (we have the highest standard in the nation) it have days where the water is 80 degrees and others where you're almost shocked there's no icebergs floating around.
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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LOL I remember that my parents took me down to the beach one time and it was all dirty and stuff and it was as cold as a witch's teet. thanks guys.
Well, when you come to NJ you'll see what a REAL beach is like, not cold and dirty like Lake Ontario. The water here is warmer (right now I believe it's above 70) and it's extremely clean, cleanest amongst all the beaches in the US.
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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Why would you think an entire state might possibly look like the Greater Toronto Area?
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Old 10-03-2010, 02:14 PM
 
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It looks nothing like Toronto, eh.
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