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Old 11-30-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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I've lived in both and greatly prefer NNJ. I prefer the topography, the NYC media market and overall vibe more. I prefer the shore area over the Delaware Valley in South Jersey.

Overall my ranking is:

NWNJ
NENJ
SENJ
SWNJ

(central NJ fits into the above categories)

Of course I'd choose to live in Moorestown over Elizabeth but hopefully that's obvious. I'm talking in generalities. It wouldn't be a death sentence to live in any area of the state though.
You used the key words: "I prefer..." since it completely depends on personal preference.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Wild, Wonderful NW Phila.
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Depends on your definition of fast paced...
Please tell me yours.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: NJ
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You used the key words: "I prefer..." since it completely depends on personal preference.
exactly. there's no right answer.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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Honest question, is the more hilly nature of NNJ the reason that there's so much flooding up there? I get that SJ is way too flat but if flooding is an issue in hilly areas I would definitely play it safe.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Wild, Wonderful NW Phila.
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Honest question, is the more hilly nature of NNJ the reason that there's so much flooding up there? I get that SJ is way too flat but if flooding is an issue in hilly areas I would definitely play it safe.
It's probably more than just that. As far as I know, South Jersey has more flooding problems than Southeastern Pennsylvania.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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Honest question, is the more hilly nature of NNJ the reason that there's so much flooding up there? I get that SJ is way too flat but if flooding is an issue in hilly areas I would definitely play it safe.

This is why:
File:Passaicwatershedmap.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

All that water from higher elevations winds through NNJ on its way to ocean. For SJ, the Delaware river has taken that flow of water already.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Honest question, is the more hilly nature of NNJ the reason that there's so much flooding up there? I get that SJ is way too flat but if flooding is an issue in hilly areas I would definitely play it safe.
I'm not sure "so much flooding" is really an accurate term. Flooding is mostly in certain specific areas. In my area last year, Lee really did a number on us, but it was one of those 100 year events. My town has the Musconetcong going through it and it will crest occasionally. Oddly enough, Sandy was not a rain issue (we've had more rain in a little storm than Sandy produced) for us, but a wind issue.

Anyway, Halffull as usual provided excellent information.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:56 PM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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I'm not sure "so much flooding" is really an accurate term. Flooding is mostly in certain specific areas. In my area last year, Lee really did a number on us, but it was one of those 100 year events. My town has the Musconetcong going through it and it will crest occasionally. Oddly enough, Sandy was not a rain issue (we've had more rain in a little storm than Sandy produced) for us, but a wind issue.
Flooding is very easy to predict in the hilly NW-if you live next to a stream or river in the bottom of a valley (ie: the Musconetcong, the South Branch of the Raritan, etc...), it can get dicey if we have multiple inches of rain in a day. For example, the SB of the Raritan overflowed it's banks during Irene, but the damage was localized to the small number of homes next to the river. Contrast that to a place like Bound Brook or Manville where whole sections of town will flood.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Fast pace kills. Go south. The NYC scene is toxic.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:48 PM
 
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Depends what you want. If you want the fast pace of life near New York, and you like sophistication and smart people and cultural offerings, and are prepared to deal with the competition for time and space, northern NJ is the best place to live on the planet. If you want a laid back atmosphere and are sick of the rat race, you might want to move South. It also depends where you are on your timeline. If you are young and strong and less than 40, northern NJ has more to offer. If you are middle aged or older and the energy is waning, and the income potential is winding down, and you no longer like to compete, it may be time to pack up the tents and head for South Jersey.
Marc,
You do realize that professional earning peak from the 40's through mid 50s'. By the sound of your description, people over 40 should be making funeral preparations.
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