U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Jersey
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-11-2013, 12:04 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
15,327 posts, read 15,784,187 times
Reputation: 6852

Advertisements

What do you think will become of New Jersey in the next ten, twenty, thirty years, and beyond? Will we keep bumbling along or do you think there'll be significant changes in the coming years? Predictions can be based on fiscal, economic, academic, social, and other matters. Do you think things will change drastically or will we keep bumbling along? How does the state's future tie in with the region and country as a whole?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-11-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: The East
1,501 posts, read 2,983,612 times
Reputation: 2172
Close proximity to the United States most alpha city NYC will make overcrowding an issue for a long time to come.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2013, 12:34 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
15,327 posts, read 15,784,187 times
Reputation: 6852
Quote:
Originally Posted by matzoman View Post
Close proximity to the United States most alpha city NYC will make overcrowding an issue for a long time to come.
True.

I don't know if this is a real trend or just temporary, but apparently US urban areas grew faster than suburbs in 2011 for the first time in decades. If people start moving back to the cities for economic and social reasons, I wonder how this potential trend would impact New Jersey. This would certainly affect the infrastructure, but I think it could be a good thing for the state's cities.

Last edited by ilovemycomputer90; 02-11-2013 at 12:51 PM.. Reason: grammar
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2013, 12:51 PM
 
Location: NJ
19,942 posts, read 14,344,316 times
Reputation: 14107
It has been well established by the electorate than NJ's past is NJ's future.

Nothing on the horizon to even suggest the electorates criteria to select legislators to represent them will ever change.

Apparently the electorate is completely satisfied with Nj as it is.
Why would anyone expect anything to change.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2013, 01:21 PM
PDD
 
Location: The Sand Hills of NC
8,773 posts, read 16,831,598 times
Reputation: 11958
NJ shore,

NJ transit,.......................................... .... carpooling,




Lake Hopatcong,
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2013, 01:34 PM
 
3,561 posts, read 3,559,977 times
Reputation: 1676
If property continue going up 6 to 8% a year, in 20 years, people will simply refuse to pay property tax all together. You have to understand, there are a lot of people retiring and on fix income. They cannot afford a 20k to 30k property tax per year.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey
71 posts, read 142,041 times
Reputation: 43
population decline, spike in Hispanic and Asian populations
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2013, 03:17 PM
 
Location: NJ
12,285 posts, read 33,892,431 times
Reputation: 5284
Quote:
Originally Posted by cw30000 View Post
If property continue going up 6 to 8% a year, in 20 years, people will simply refuse to pay property tax all together. You have to understand, there are a lot of people retiring and on fix income. They cannot afford a 20k to 30k property tax per year.
if they live in a house with 20-30K in taxes, they can afford it.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2013, 07:32 PM
 
3,984 posts, read 6,597,175 times
Reputation: 2881
More Staten Islanders. We need to secure our borders.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2013, 07:41 PM
 
10,045 posts, read 17,415,909 times
Reputation: 10615
Higher taxes, worse traffic, worse transit, more "fiscal crises" (state, county, and municipality). Blatant corruption at all levels of government. More laws passed regulating our every small decision, imitating NYC and California. A greater gap between the poor and the rich, with the middle squeezed even more.

As the Book of Job says, "Man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward", and the state is no different.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New Jersey

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:25 PM.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top