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Old 11-02-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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i think of the raritan river as the dividing line between north and central jersey.

south jersey to me starts somewhere in ocean county.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:49 PM
 
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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I would actually divide the state up into five regions:

North Jersey: Middlesex, Somerset, Morris, Essex, Union, Hudson, Bergen & Passaic
Northwest Jersey: Warren & Sussex
Central Jersey: Mercer & Hunterdon
South Jersey: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem & Cumberland
Shore: Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic & Cape May
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:32 PM
 
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I would actually divide the state up into five regions:

North Jersey: Middlesex, Somerset, Morris, Essex, Union, Hudson, Bergen & Passaic
Northwest Jersey: Warren & Sussex
Central Jersey: Mercer & Hunterdon
South Jersey: Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem & Cumberland
Shore: Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic & Cape May
I would say:
North Jersey: Essex, Hudson, Bergen, Passaic, Morris, Elizabeth City, eastern Sussex
Northwest/Appalachia: Warren, western Sussex, Hunterdon
Central: Middlesex, Somerset, Union except for Elizabeth, inland Monmouth, Mercer
South Jersey: Burlington, Camden, Glouceter, Salem, Cumberland
Shore: Eastern Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:52 PM
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i think of the raritan river as the dividing line between north and central jersey.

south jersey to me starts somewhere in ocean county.
So do I. I think that's a pretty commonly accepted standard.

I know when I'm on the train coming home each night, and rolling through the crumbling world that is Newark/Elizabeth/Rahway (which actually looks a little bit better these days) and then down through Woodbridge, Perth Amboy...then cross the Raritan and begin to see the watermeadows and the rivers and the boats...my soul says "AAAHHHHHHH"
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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So do I. I think that's a pretty commonly accepted standard.

I know when I'm on the train coming home each night, and rolling through the crumbling world that is Newark/Elizabeth/Rahway (which actually looks a little bit better these days) and then down through Woodbridge, Perth Amboy...then cross the Raritan and begin to see the watermeadows and the rivers and the boats...my soul says "AAAHHHHHHH"
So you'd consider Metuchen, Highland Park, Edison, to be crumbling? And New Brunswick to be the cause for "ahhh..."?

Sorry folks, I lived in Middlesex County for 25 years, and we definitely consider ourselves Central.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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So you'd consider Metuchen, Highland Park, Edison, to be crumbling? And New Brunswick to be the cause for "ahhh..."?

Sorry folks, I lived in Middlesex County for 25 years, and we definitely consider ourselves Central.

i'd guestimate that 2/3 of middlesex county is south of the raritan river.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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I always use I 78 as the northern border and I 195 as the southern border.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:11 AM
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So you'd consider Metuchen, Highland Park, Edison, to be crumbling? And New Brunswick to be the cause for "ahhh..."?

Sorry folks, I lived in Middlesex County for 25 years, and we definitely consider ourselves Central.
My train doesn't go through any of those towns, so I don't get your "so you'd consider" assumption.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:15 PM
 
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So you'd consider Metuchen, Highland Park, Edison, to be crumbling? And New Brunswick to be the cause for "ahhh..."?
Nowhere in that person's post does he/she imply that Metuchen, HP and Edison are crumbling and New Brunswick causing "ahh".

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Sorry folks, I lived in Middlesex County for 25 years, and we definitely consider ourselves Central.
I have lived here my whole life and yes we do consider it central, but it is almost north. I think from a metropolitan sense it kind of belongs with the neighbors north. That is just my perspective, until you get down by Plainsboro where it nears the Princeton stuff.
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