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Unread 01-21-2010, 07:34 AM
 
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Default I am sure this has been done before, but I love NJ because....

Getting depressed with another thread to which I am (sadly) contributing some of the depressive points about what is wrong with NJ so.....

Can we count what is good about NJ?

I'll start with the obvious:

- Beaches, skiing and city all driving distance
- great location relative to other great cities--Boston, Philly, DC
- best place in the world to make a living in terms of opportunities
- 4 seasons
- great schools

You?
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Unread 01-21-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Location: NJ
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NJ bears


Archery season that allows a doe a day from Sept to February in some deer management zones.

You can be almost anywhere in an hour. This is taken for granted until you move to another state. Deep woods, cities, shore and anything in between right at your doorstep.

More early history took place in NJ than is ever taught in grammer and high schools. From great moments in the American Revolution to Thomas Edison to the development of EPO, antibiotics and RH - factor all took place in NJ.

Premier birdwatching as NJ is on the Atlantic flyway with the Raritan, Delaware rivers and eastern shore forming major highways for birds and other wildlife.

Low gas prices.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Hoboken
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The shore
The people
The food
Proximity to major cities (NYC and Phila.) without the cost or the hassles.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 11:19 AM
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Location: Florida
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because it makes me happier than anywhere else. enough said .

(but the people, the food, the proximity to NYC [at least where I stay], the suburbs, having different environments all around [mountains/hills, cities, suburbs], the nature, and the list goes on)
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Unread 01-21-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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My family is here
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Unread 01-21-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: NJ
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What the people above me said.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 11:40 AM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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The one about the seasons always puzzled me, as it relates to New Jersey, because frankly, almost every place in the country has four distinct seasons, including where I live now.
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Unread 01-21-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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i think FL only has 3.... Winter... 70F and sunny.... Spring 80F and sunny... summer 90F and sunny.... did i mention i am in FL right now.. with my feet up... and all of the doors and windows open and its sunny

here i will throw out some positives for once:
-Family is within 5 minute drive... same with grocery and just about anything i'd "NEED".
-Garbage pick up, recycling and sewer... included in our taxes
-I can go hiking, in 15 minutes ,and another 15 minutes from the parking lot I can see 0 or 1 people the entire time, I do see a bear from time to time.
-Walkable roads with sidewalks...
-All of our schools are in MY town, 5 minutes away.
-Pretty normal, and fairly-friendly-to-very friendly neighbors, no trailer trash , no garbage burners!
-Very safe... great responsive cops.
-something you may not think about much, but medical care is very close by for us.
-Farmers markets in the summer are nice, I wish we had more options for local foods, like milk, cheese and other stuff in the winter though.

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Unread 01-21-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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The New Jersey Turnpike - Only Highway in North America @ Autobahn standards

The Large Transit Network

Culture Diversity

Landscape Diversity

Climate Diversity

Proximity to NYC & Philly

The Jersey Shore

The Pine Barrens

Historic Buildings & towns

Every Changing Cities , Newark , Jersey City , New Brunswick , Elizabeth.....

Northeast Corridor

The size of this state , your never 2 hrs away form anything.

~Corey
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Unread 01-21-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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Great food and very close proximity to some great cities (DC, Baltimore Philly, NY, Boston)
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