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Old 02-27-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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Maryland and New Jersey seem to have quite a bit in common, IMO. Both states have some of the wealthiest counties in the country, yet have some very high crime and decaying areas. Both are dominated by cities outside of their boundaries (this is partially true for Maryland though, as it does have Baltimore), and both states have popular beaches.

I am not too familiar with NJ, but I am familiar with MD. I'd like to see how NJ really compares with MD besides what I do (or do not) know.

How are Maryland and New Jersey alike? How are they different? Which would you prefer and why?
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Burtonsville, MD
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Maryland and New Jersey seem to have quite a bit in common, IMO. Both states have some of the wealthiest counties in the country, yet have some very high crime and decaying areas. Both are dominated by cities outside of their boundaries (this is partially true for Maryland though, as it does have Baltimore), and both states have popular beaches.

I am not too familiar with NJ, but I am familiar with MD. I'd like to see how NJ really compares with MD besides what I do (or do not) know.

How are Maryland and New Jersey alike? How are they different? Which would you prefer and why?
New Jersey's suburban sprawl is ten times as big as Maryland's. The only similarities I see is that both have inner city areas and suburbs, New Jersey seems to have a lot more of both, New Jersey has almost no rural areas except for parts of South Jersey, Maryland has more rural areas than urban/suburban, MD's suburban areas are condensed to parts of the central part of the state around DC & Baltimore, I'm from MD and prefer Maryland over New Jersey for obvious reasons
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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New Jersey has almost no rural areas except for parts of South Jersey
False.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Burtonsville, MD
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False.
ok I forgot sussex & warren counties up in the mountains, but they're slowly but surely getting developed
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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What's with all these "insert state vs New Jersey" threads? I didn't realize people thought about my home state so much.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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I'm pretty fimiliar with both NJ and MD, so here is my take: Both NJ and MD have large suburban and inner city areas. MD is doninated by the DC and Baltimore metro areas, where more of NJ is located in the NYC and Philly metro areas.

MD does have a large city with a population of almost 700,000; where are NJ largest city only has a population about 280,000. So, MD does have a true major city to call its own. On the flip side, NJ does have more true urban citys such as Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Camden, Trenton, etc. In terms of jobs, both states, MD and NJ, ranks #1 and #2 respectively when it comes to personal incomes. Being that the bulks of MD's population lies in the Baltimore-DC corridor, MD to me, seems like a mix of the Northeast and the South. NJ is clearly split between NYC and Phily's metro area. For such a tiny sized state, NJ is clearly divided between the two areas.

As far as living, I will pick NJ, but only by a small amount. I just like the fact it is close to NYC and Philly.
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:09 PM
 
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I would chose MD. They are both great states though; neither is perfect but we already know that. MD I like because it is close to everything and I like the fact that it borders some regions. I will probably learn more about this state, though. I liked Jersey City when I went up there to visit, great city.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Jersey... It has more attractions. Maryland is similar to New Jersey but it doesn't beat NJ.
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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NJ and MD do have a lot of similarities. The primary difference is that NJ is more mountainous and hilly (I don't think MD has any real elevation?), and NJ also has more farmland, I believe.

NJ actually has a LOT of rural areas. Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties are rural. As well as most of South NJ. The Pine Barrens are massive.

Jersey City, although more of a mid-sized city, has just as much of a city vibe as Baltimore does. Possibly more so than Baltimore. Jersey City has a lot of history and old architecture...I have always felt that the older buildings in Baltimore looked more run down.
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:21 PM
 
Location: moving again
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NJ and MD do have a lot of similarities. The primary difference is that NJ is more mountainous and hilly (I don't think MD has any real elevation?), and NJ also has more farmland, I believe.

NJ actually has a LOT of rural areas. Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties are rural. As well as most of South NJ. The Pine Barrens are massive.

Jersey City, although more of a mid-sized city, has just as much of a city vibe as Baltimore does. Possibly more so than Baltimore. Jersey City has a lot of history and old architecture...I have always felt that the older buildings in Baltimore looked more run down.
Nope, actually Maryland is much more hilly/Mountainous than New Jersey.
Maryland also most likely (most definenlty) has more farm land
No way of measuring which has of a city-feel,although they both do
both cities have run-down areas
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