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Old 05-11-2009, 04:57 AM
 
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Hi,

WE are wanting to move from AUtralia to USA. Was thinking of Florida but a few people have suggested NJ. Just wondering if you could tell me what it is like.....(big ask I know).

How does it differ from NY?
Why would you live NJ not Florida?

What are the biggest considerations in moving there?

and anything else you think might be important for me to know

Thanks
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Hi,

WE are wanting to move from AUtralia to USA. Was thinking of Florida but a few people have suggested NJ. Just wondering if you could tell me what it is like.....(big ask I know).

How does it differ from NY?
Why would you live NJ not Florida?

What are the biggest considerations in moving there?

and anything else you think might be important for me to know

Thanks
We only move to Florida once the pants get pulled up over your belly button ... It's more for retirees.
All though others will tell you that NJ is very expensive, coming from Australia, you'll find NJ to be extremely affordable. NJ has 4 seasons whereas Florida maybe has 2. Salaries are typically alot higher in NJ vs. Florida plus Florida is getting hit harder than NJ by this recession.
NJ vs. NY - depends on what area of NY you are considering. Upstate NY and NJ are more suburbanish.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:24 AM
 
Location: NJ
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It is not homogenous.

Rare to find anyone in lockstep here in NJ except for a propensity to chronically make poor decisions at election time.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:11 AM
 
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We only move to Florida once the pants get pulled up over your belly button ... It's more for retirees.
All though others will tell you that NJ is very expensive, coming from Australia, you'll find NJ to be extremely affordable. NJ has 4 seasons whereas Florida maybe has 2. Salaries are typically alot higher in NJ vs. Florida plus Florida is getting hit harder than NJ by this recession.
NJ vs. NY - depends on what area of NY you are considering. Upstate NY and NJ are more suburbanish.

pants over my belly button - NEVER!!!! That's a tragedy lol.
Are you sure though???? The stats seem to say there are young people around Tampa area, or is it a trick? we are coming to visit so wanting to narrow down the number of places to visit.

I have hear good things about NJ Its nice to hear that somewhere is affordable when compared with here!

Would you say people live in NJ and commute to NY???? Or is NJ a thriving metropolis all on its own (please excuse my ignorance).

4 seasons great
affordable great
nice people excellent
fun area, good for families etc??

If I was to google some areas of NJ where would you recommend.

Thanks for your input
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:26 AM
 
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Not sure if I'd go so far as to say "nice people" live in NJ.

Kracer is correct about it not being homogeneous. NJ is a HUGE state, relatively speaking {as is Florida for that matter}. You'll probably need to narrow your choices down a bit before you can start making decisions.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:31 AM
 
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Where would I find the nice people

Are there particular regions etc.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:50 AM
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I think you should start with North Jersey. Maybe the town of Ridgewood.
It one of the more expensive towns to live in but it's close to NYC and is very nice.
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Would you say people live in NJ and commute to NY???? Or is NJ a thriving metropolis all on its own (please excuse my ignorance).
Both.

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4 seasons great
affordable great
nice people excellent
fun area, good for families etc??
Not very affordable, but yes to the other 3.

Btw, what part of Australia are you from ?

Have you considered the West Coast ? Trams, Eucalyptus trees, friendly people, warm weather, cosmopolitan and vibrant cities that are big enough to be fun and small enough to be livable would make you feel right at home there.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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Both.



Not very affordable, but yes to the other 3.

Btw, what part of Australia are you from ?

Have you considered the West Coast ? Trams, Eucalyptus trees, friendly people, warm weather, cosmopolitan and vibrant cities that are big enough to be fun and small enough to be livable would make you feel right at home there.

We have, but we have friends along the East coast, and have heard great things about it. I guess we just had to narrow it down somehow. Thankfully we at least know we do not want inland. One region down. Oh and there has to be a decent summer
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:37 AM
 
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The big question would be- what are you planning to do for employment? There's a big difference in the quantity/quality of jobs between NJ and FL depending on what field you're talking about.
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