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New Jersey: college, traffic, cost of living, bankrupts, taxes.

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Old 06-29-2007, 09:03 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Too bad for every one of us that leaves 10 foreigners move in to replace us! lol
are foreigners a bad thing?
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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NJ is not all that bad....we have the beaches and then we have mountains and lakes...we have close proximity to NYC or Philly....New England in the fall is a nice weekend drive away

Our downfall is our own doing by constantly voting and re electing crooked politicians who have been robbing Peter to pay Paul for decades and it's finally catching up to us.

My roots here are pre civil war in Jersey City. I haven't lived there in decades moving to Morris Couny but like that I can still go back.

My relocation down south will only be a few months of the year..think snow bird.
For all those still working and relocating down south..every thing is relative, sure the property & taxes are a lot lower but so are the wages.
In addition all the influx of Northeners will take it's toll on the infrastructure and services such as schools, police, fire et al.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:10 AM
 
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I'm really tired of living here. I feel like it is unrelaxed, overcrowded, and lacks a true identity. Philadelphia and New York are cool cities, but the cities in NJ itself are mostly just a bunch of trash. Given, I prefer my area over a lot of others I've seen in NJ, and I do think my town is ok, but there's no way in hell I'd ever want to live here my entire life. The landscape is really boring, with a few exceptions. You go nextdoor to PA, and it's nice and green. All we have in New Jersey is a ton of houses. The nicest area in NJ is the shore, but even that place is overcrowded and a bit overrated.

Once I get out of college, I'm getting the **** out of here. Fortunately, I'm going into healthcare and there's a demand for that everywhere.

Just thought I'd get this off my chest somewhere...
Hey no offense but you really need to look around. Jersey has alot of great things here and I seriously doubt you've travel althrough New Jersey (I haven't even) and yes I do agree that jersey is a bit crowed at times but the state is growing just like NC is growing from alot of NY/NJ residents leaving but def. look around NJ we have alot more to offer than people think
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:22 PM
 
Location: 32082/07716/10028
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Hey no offense but you really need to look around. Jersey has alot of great things here and I seriously doubt you've travel althrough New Jersey (I haven't even) and yes I do agree that jersey is a bit crowed at times but the state is growing just like NC is growing from alot of NY/NJ residents leaving but def. look around NJ we have alot more to offer than people think
aside from a bankrupt government that creates more taxes regularly what does NJ offer that other states along the eastern seaboard don't?
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:46 PM
 
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Proximity...
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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are foreigners a bad thing?
When they outnumber Americans, well, yeah! But I was only making a joke - and the point that no matter how many NJ haters leave, the influx and population increase will continue! I'm not going to open THAT can of worms and explain why I feel this way, but I honestly wish there were fewer of them here than there are. (and I'm not a biggot - I'm a social worker!) This is certainly not just a NJ issue!
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:17 PM
 
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Proximity...
OK, so if you're not someone who needs proximity to NYC or Philly (and believe it or not, some people don't- heaven forbid), then what does NJ offer that the rest of the east coast doesn't?

Bob
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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OK, so if you're not someone who needs proximity to NYC or Philly (and believe it or not, some people don't- heaven forbid), then what does NJ offer that the rest of the east coast doesn't?

Bob
JERSEY TOMATOES lol

and gas station attendants...lord I HATE pumping my own gas
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:47 PM
 
Location: NJ
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When they outnumber Americans, well, yeah! But I was only making a joke - and the point that no matter how many NJ haters leave, the influx and population increase will continue! I'm not going to open THAT can of worms and explain why I feel this way, but I honestly wish there were fewer of them here than there are. (and I'm not a biggot - I'm a social worker!) This is certainly not just a NJ issue!
hmmm. ok, I'll be sure to tell my Irish, Russian, Indian, Polish, German, Greek and English coworkers that they are contributing to the problem. And curses to my ancestors for coming through Ellis Island - maybe I'm not an American either..........................
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:49 PM
 
Location: NJ
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OK, so if you're not someone who needs proximity to NYC or Philly (and believe it or not, some people don't- heaven forbid), then what does NJ offer that the rest of the east coast doesn't?

Bob
well, now you're asking a different question. you got an answer from 66nexus, is that not good enough?

for me, you could plop me anywhere from Vermont/New Hampshire down to NJ (maybe Maryland) and I'd be happy. Don't care for the weather south of there and southern culture.
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