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Old Yesterday, 01:21 PM
 
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What state is comparable or similar to New Jersey in terms of History/Culture, Geography, Politics, Economy/Jobs, Cities, Overall feeling etc...
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Old Yesterday, 01:35 PM
 
Location: NJ (Prv. SYR, BOS, NYC, GSO, MCO)
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Connecticut.

NJ reminds me of a step down from MA in everything
Or
A larger version of CT
or
A more centrally located OH
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Old Yesterday, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Connecticut then, Massachusetts.

Connecticut is a hybrid of MA and NJ shrunk down.

(I see little similarity between NJ and Ohio, Ohio is a bit more like CT though)
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Old Yesterday, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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History CT

Culture MD or CT

Geography CT or MA

Politics CT

Economy/Jobs CT

Cities CT

Demographics MD or NY

Education CT or MA

COL MA

Climate CT

Overall feeling CT
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Old Yesterday, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Terramaria
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I'd rank Delaware 3rd after Connecticut and Massachusetts. Delaware, like NJ, is most heavily developed in the north, whereas the south is much less populated, flat, and both both share beach areas. Salem, Cumberland, and Cape May counties aren't too different from Delaware quite honestly, and even the Pine Barrens have vegetation that isn't unlike portions of central/southern Delaware. Both northern DE and Southwestern NJ contain portions of the Philadelphia metro area. Delaware just feels newer by comparison for the most part, although Newark is a little Princeton-like, whereas Wilmington fit right in with urban South Jersey. NJ north of I-195 doesn't have too much in common with Delaware as the culture becomes less mid-Atlantic and firmly Northeastern. There are plenty of NJ plates not just in Northern DE, but along the shore from Fenwick to Lewes due to the many second homes owned or rented there.

Maryland would be 4th since it contains a lot of suburban areas between two big cities and even a shore area (keep in mind that MD's closest point with NJ is less than 15 miles away), similar to NJ from CT across downtstate NY. Baltimore and Newark have similar boom-and-bust histories, and the Eastern Shore of MD is seen as a slightly more Dixiefied flavor of South Jersey and the shore. Its just that its history (even compared to DE) drags down its similarities quite a bit compared to its northern neighbors.
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Old Yesterday, 02:06 PM
 
Location: SoFL
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Connecticut, in every category.
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Old Yesterday, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Addison, TX
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Definitely Connecticut.

So much that not even a poll is necessary to decide this.
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Old Yesterday, 02:11 PM
 
Location: On the Waterfront
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Connecticut then, Massachusetts.

Connecticut is a hybrid of MA and NJ shrunk down.

(I see little similarity between NJ and Ohio, Ohio is a bit more like CT though)
This.
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Old Yesterday, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Eh...

I disagree with the Connecticut comparisons.

New Jersey is basically Queens, Staten and Long Island, NY and Southeast Pennsylvania thrown into one melting pot.

And Ohio has no resemblance whatsoever. Im not sure where that is coming from??

Those two regions all have the same cultural influences and variety and sense of place than any one state.

CT just doesn't feel the same and its coastal influences are totally different.

New Jersey does not have a New England coastal feel. Its beaches are smooth wide open and sandy.

It would be nice if there was a poll with this thread...
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Old Yesterday, 02:30 PM
 
Location: NJ (Prv. SYR, BOS, NYC, GSO, MCO)
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I think I met economically like Ohio. Both stagnant with little patches of growth. Both are about as economically important
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