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Old 03-30-2009, 10:38 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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I wouldn't even use a county map to dilineate NJ regional boundaries. I'd defer to a zip code map. For instance, Union County, in it's entirety is Northern NJ, in my opinion. So, too, is almost all of Somerset County. However, once you are at the bottom, like at Montgomery Township, that to me is now Central Jersey. My boundaries would be based more upon media circulation, more specifically, newspapers. Ask yourself if the Trenton Times has prominent voice, for instance, in Bridgewater. Can you walk into a 7-Eleven and purchase it? If the answer is no, then it is of my opinion you are in the Northern NJ sphere of influence. You can buy the same paper in Montgomery or Rocky Mount, though. These are the areas you really need to formulate in order to make an honest matrix when it comes to dividing the state, logically. County maps I think are just too broad based, spatially. I've tried it before with zips, received criticism, and that criticism was very well grounded. It's not an exact science.
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Mike is on point.

Union County is absolutely North Jersey. Elizabeth? C'mon. It's in the shadow of Manhattan. Right next to Newark Airport. Union County has absolutely nothing in common with the typical sprawl of Central Jersey.

Monmouth County is NOT South Jersey...it's Central. Look at the map.
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Old 03-30-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Co Florida
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Mike is on point.

Union County is absolutely North Jersey. Elizabeth? C'mon. It's in the shadow of Manhattan. Right next to Newark Airport. Union County has absolutely nothing in common with the typical sprawl of Central Jersey.

Monmouth County is NOT South Jersey...it's Central. Look at the map.
I totally agree with this. To me, anything north of the Raritan bridge becomes north Jersey. I'm less clear on the boundries anywhere north of Trenton, or if New Brunswick is central or north Jersey though.
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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New Brunswick/Edison/Piscataway would be central.
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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If you ask someone from Bergen County, they might draw a map that looks like this:

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Old 03-30-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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LOL - so true, Lammius! I once had a girl from Bergen County tell me Westfield was in south Jersey.
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:43 PM
 
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LMAO at Lammius!! LOL that's so true everything that is not in Bergen County is South Jersey to them!

Wikipedia acutally gives a great break down of what central jersey is made up of. Some people think there is only North and South Jersey and rule out Central jersey all together but it exists.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Jersey

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8e/Centraljerseycorrect.PNG/180px- (broken link)
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:06 PM
 
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If you ask someone from Bergen County, they might draw a map that looks like this:
That was my chuckle of the day! Way to go Lammius, that could not be more true!
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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That was my chuckle of the day! Way to go Lammius, that could not be more true!
Lammius, that is so true, and so hilarious.
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Yeah the Bergen County thing is definitely real. I was at a party in LITTLE FALLS (Passaic County!) and overheard a girl from Wallington (Bergen Co) say, "Thanks but I have to go back to North Jersey."

O RLY?

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LMAO at Lammius!! LOL that's so true everything that is not in Bergen County is South Jersey to them!

Wikipedia acutally gives a great break down of what central jersey is made up of. Some people think there is only North and South Jersey and rule out Central jersey all together but it exists.

Central Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yeah, that map's not bad, but I can't call Elizabeth "Central Jersey" and I can't call Tuckerton "Central Jersey." Even Toms River is a stretch, IMO. Give Ocean to South Jersey and give Union to North Jersey, and we have a deal.

Ok, how's this for a compromise, using maps of Israel and Kashmir as a model:

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