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New Jersey and you...perfect together - 9/2/2010
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Betsy
Marlton, NJ

Despite out sterotyped image of big hair and loud mouths....New Jersey truly is a great place to live. New Jersey is the sum of its suburbs; to the North you have New York City, and to the South, Philadelphia. Being so close to 2 major city gives you the advantage of the big city life with comfortable suburban living. You have access to restaurants, museums, zoos, aquariums, plays, symphonies, the ballet, sports teams.... To the east you have the beautiful shoreline with relaxing beaches....and to the west...mountains, hiking and camping. The newly revived Atlantic City, provides the traditional gaming entertainment coupled now with shows, concerts, comedy, outet shopping, and top notch restaurants.
If you are still not satisfied with all there is to do in and around New Jersey, we are a short drive from Washington DC and Boston. Access to transportation especially international airports is easy, and give you many options for planning your getaways.
The climate in New Jersey is relatively mild. To the North the winters tend to be slightly colder with more snow fall which lends nicely to winter sports and skiing. The southern portion of the state rarely has any significant snow fall. Spring and Autumn are lovely with vibrant flowers or striking foliage. Summers tend to be hot and humid but this is easily relieved with water sports along the Delaware or relaxing at the beach.
For those wanting to live away from the hussle and bussle...New Jersey has a copious amount of farm land and country....for we are the Garden State. Much of the center of the state is horse/livestock and produce farming. At the same time you are just a stones throw from the night life of a major city.
With some of the top schools and universities in the nation, New Jersey is a great place to raise a family.
Basically anything you are looking for in a place to live you will find it in New Jersey. We need to be renamed the " Opportunity State".

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Daniel
Sayreville, NJ

Way too expensive - 6/2/2014

Just about everything in the state, except gas, is way more expensive than most other states.

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Yoni
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Cost Of Living - 5/27/2014

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Deborah
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taxes - 2/22/2014

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Joan
Browns Mills, NJ

looking for a place to retire - 1/22/2014

Presently live in NJ. I hate the cold and high taxes. Looking to move to the Carolinas or Florida. can not decide.

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Anail
Willingboro, NJ

Education - 3/2/2013

Long Branch is the place for Education . They have the best schools. Especially for handicap children. The rent is high but its worth living there. As long as you keep to yourself. The beaches are beautiful and the houses are beautiful too. I can't wait to move back counting down the days.

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keith
Clementon, NJ

taxes - 2/26/2013

you have high taxes in lake worth florida? south jersey taxes are between $4,500.00 and as high as $10,000.oo and north jersey above jackson run anywheres from $10,000.00 to over $20,000.00 plus the weather, seasons are nto great,lucky you who live in florida!

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Melissa
Voorhees, NJ

recreation - 12/15/2012

lots to do!!

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JAVIER
Miami, FL

Cost of living - 12/5/2012

I 'm planning to move to New Jersey on 2013.

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Al
Roselle Park, NJ

Too expensive - 8/14/2012

Residents in New Jersey pay too much in taxes, too much in car insurance, too much for housing, and have no extra quality of living to show for it. I was born and raised in this state but I can't wait to get out.

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john
South Plainfield, NJ

no immediate comment - 7/31/2012

a new member in an overtaxed state.

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TONY
Hightstown, NJ

out of control property taxes - 7/30/2012

The corruption in the county and state government is so entrenched that it will take at least a couple of decades to clean it up ,if it ever get cleaned. I live in East Windsor ,here the property taxes are out of control,sixtyone cent of everydollar goes towards the school district.( Iam sure most of it goes toward paying salary and benefits and less towards in any education) Here they over inflate your house price so they can come back and raise your property taxes every year to pay for all the pensions and the so called benefits of the state employees.( I call it milking the cows). I don,t know why anyone would even consider buying a home in New Jersey.

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Daniel
Saddle Brook, NJ

Property Taxes - 7/25/2012

New Jersey was a great state to grow up in. But property taxes will be its undoing. It has become a cash cow for municipalities. Need more money? Raise property Taxes! Want to add a bathroom or make your home nicer with some addition...Raise property taxes. Soon, there will only be the very rich and the very poor living in this state. So sad that I cannot afford to retire here.

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Bonnie
Trenton, NJ

Too expensive to live in New Jersey - 6/8/2012

I'm a native of New Jersey and nearing retirement age. The cost of taxes and car insurance is way too expensive and my husband and I are considering moving south. We are interested in North or South Carolina but don't know where to start. I'd like to live where the cost of living is low. Suburbs of either Charleston or Myrtle Beach. Another consideration is a suburb of Raleigh. Any suggestions?

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Arnaud
Hainesport, NJ

Hainesport, NJ - 6/4/2012

Great small community with mixe of farms and single family housing within 40 minutes of Philadelphia and 90 minutes of NYC. Grat family atmosphere with above average public schools and many private institutions nearby. Great public spaces and public officials who work well with citizens

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shanequa
Brooklyn, NY

best places in nj closet to ny to live - 4/11/2012

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Abhd
Bridgeton, NJ

Going to Hell Quick, Fast, & in a hurry - 1/24/2012

I have lived in NJ all of my 40 years and am truly disappointed of the decline of living standards in the southern part of the state. Especially Cumberland County. I grew up when we could leave our windows open and feel the night breeze and if you fell asleep under the tree in your yard you weren't raped or robbed. At the very least for paying the highest property taxes and darn near highest car insurance in the nation one should at least expect to be able to read the paper without finding out that another senior citizen has gotten beaten up and robbed. This town, Bridgeton, is so small that I live in that if you blink while driving you pass right through it. Not a problem in my book. However, that darn small with so many police NO ONE should be getting attacked in broad daylight as if we were in Chicago or something. Granted there is crime everywhere in the world. It's just going to be so because sin does exist. I don't know what disgust me most the lack of feeling safe anymore, police officers arresting their own for selling drugs or police protecting their own. Everyone acting and pretending to be so busy and yet nothing getting done to my satisfaction. Why to my satisfaction because I am the taxpayer!! In every doctor's office there is a sign that says "payment due when service is rendered" well I have given payment so can I get some service rendered? There is absolutely nothing to do. So many sex offenders and inmates from the largest prison in the state being located here and staying once released will give you one thing to do...watch your back. Overpaying for absolutely no reason whatsoever.Relocating, relocating, and relocating!

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CNKM
Freehold, NJ

Central New Jersey - 1/10/2012

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John
Hightstown, NJ

New Jersey - 12/7/2011

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Connie
Skillman, NJ

Property Taxes - 7/26/2011

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Christine
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Highways - 7/22/2011

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