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Old 04-19-2019, 10:15 AM
 
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Does New Jersey have any towns associated with preppiness like Westchester, Connecticut, Long Island, Rhode Island and Massachusetts does?


I'm not just talking about affluence, I'm well-aware that there are plenty of towns with money in NJ. I'm specifically speaking about places with preppy vibes and culture (eg. Where most people wear boat shoes and polo shirts in the summer, places with an easy-going nautical atmosphere, maybe a bit of a "WASPY" vibe going on, etc)...


Places that are classy and not tasteless/gaudy like the Jersey Shore tv show.

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Old 04-19-2019, 10:48 AM
 
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Nope. The entire state is infested with illegals on welfare.
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:31 AM
 
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You might get more helpful responses if you remove the last line. When you described "preppy" towns I wasn't thinking that everything else was "tasteless/gaudy like Jersey Shore". If you think NJ is like what you see on TV then just stay where you are and don't come here.
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Old 04-19-2019, 01:12 PM
 
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Does New Jersey have any towns associated with preppiness like Westchester, Connecticut, Long Island, Rhode Island and Massachusetts does?


I'm not just talking about affluence, I'm well-aware that there are plenty of towns with money in NJ. I'm specifically speaking about places with preppy vibes and culture (eg. Where most people wear boat shoes and polo shirts in the summer, places with an easy-going nautical atmosphere, maybe a bit of a "WASPY" vibe going on, etc)...


Places that are classy and not tasteless/gaudy like the Jersey Shore tv show.
Mantoloking and Bay Head
Maybe Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Deal
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Old 04-19-2019, 01:31 PM
 
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Does New Jersey have any towns associated with preppiness like Westchester, Connecticut, Long Island, Rhode Island and Massachusetts does?


I'm not just talking about affluence, I'm well-aware that there are plenty of towns with money in NJ. I'm specifically speaking about places with preppy vibes and culture (eg. Where most people wear boat shoes and polo shirts in the summer, places with an easy-going nautical atmosphere, maybe a bit of a "WASPY" vibe going on, etc)...


Places that are classy and not tasteless/gaudy like the Jersey Shore tv show.
Check out Urban Dictionary definition for the town you are looking for.. as far as I know.. Mendham fits the definition and stereotype and Chester in a mild way (Chester has their own Municipality pool.. craft shows in Spring/fall/summer.. the whole nine yards).. also in some way Long Valley.. and from what I hear from this forum, Chatham, Westfield, Madison suits the definition as well. So far I can see that Mendham, Chester, Long Valley (in the order of preppyness)
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Mendham
https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...=Long%20Valley

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Old 04-19-2019, 02:24 PM
 
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Does New Jersey have any towns associated with preppiness like Westchester, Connecticut, Long Island, Rhode Island and Massachusetts does?


I'm not just talking about affluence, I'm well-aware that there are plenty of towns with money in NJ. I'm specifically speaking about places with preppy vibes and culture (eg. Where most people wear boat shoes and polo shirts in the summer, places with an easy-going nautical atmosphere, maybe a bit of a "WASPY" vibe going on, etc)...


Places that are classy and not tasteless/gaudy like the Jersey Shore tv show.
Are you seriously searching for towns based on a certain fashion aesthetic?

Also, "preppy vibes" and boat shoes? What is this? 1989?

I like the list of places you posted as a comparison to NJ.

Lawn Guylann?

Is your ascot tied too tight?
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:31 PM
 
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Mantoloking and Bay Head
Maybe Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Deal
HA! I would not think first of our shore towns, but this makes perfect sense, if we're talking about boat shoes.

I was thinking of Jersey City, which most people would not think of either. But the last time I saw richie riches wearing boat shoes, polo shirts, captain's hats and frolicking on yachts it was in downtown JC when I was there for the Newport half marathon.
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:48 PM
 
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HA! I would not think first of our shore towns, but this makes perfect sense, if we're talking about boat shoes.

I was thinking of Jersey City, which most people would not think of either. But the last time I saw richie riches wearing boat shoes, polo shirts, captain's hats and frolicking on yachts it was in downtown JC when I was there for the Newport half marathon.
That's the small downtown demographic of lost New Yorkers. Not an accurate representation of the entire city.
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Old 04-19-2019, 03:00 PM
 
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That's the small downtown demographic of lost New Yorkers. Not an accurate representation of the entire city.
Oh I know.

Although, all the people I personally know who live there are all native New Jerseyans. With the exception of 1 gold digging auntie from Arizona who married rich.

Anyway, I was just harping on boat shoes.
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Old 04-19-2019, 03:27 PM
 
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Well, they aren’t on the water and don’t have a nautical vibe, but I would say Haddonfield and Chatham are the towns that best fit the “preppy” WASP bill. But if you want the ultimate WASP experience in NJ, you should probably go to the Far Hills Race Meeting. In the summer on the Shore, Avalon and Stone Harbor. Most of NJ is simply too diverse to have dominant WASP cultures, regardless of wealth. Very wealthy towns like Millburn, Livingston, Ridgewood, Marlboro, Holmdel, Summit, and Westfield, for example, have a lot of Jews and Asians. So it is less preppy overall. And honestly, it’s better that way.
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