New Jersey Reviews

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New Jersey is a state located in the northeastern region of the United States. It is known for its diverse population, bustling cities, beautiful beaches, and close proximity to major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Philadelphia. However, it also has a reputation for being one of the most expensive states to live in. To get a better understanding of what it is like to live in New Jersey, let's take a look at some user reviews from

According to John from Maplewood, "New Jersey offers a great balance between suburban and urban living. There are plenty of job opportunities and the education system is top-notch." This review highlights the appeal of New Jersey in terms of career and education opportunities.

In contrast, Sarah from Atlantic City shares, "Living in New Jersey is expensive, and the high taxes and cost of living can be a burden. However, the state does offer a lot in terms of entertainment and leisure options." This review sheds light on the downside of living in New Jersey, particularly its high cost of living.

For those looking to raise a family, Amy from Edison states, "New Jersey is a great place to raise kids. There are good schools, safe neighborhoods, and plenty of family-friendly activities." This review highlights the family-friendly aspect of New Jersey and its focus on providing a safe and nurturing environment for children.

On the other hand, Peter from Newark has a different perspective, stating "Living in New Jersey can be chaotic and overcrowded, especially in the cities. But the diverse culture and abundance of dining and shopping options make it worth it." This review showcases the bustling and diverse atmosphere of New Jersey's cities, which may be a positive aspect for some and a negative for others.

Overall, it is clear that New Jersey offers a mix of advantages and disadvantages for its residents. Depending on an individual's priorities and preferences, living in this state can be a great fit or a challenging experience.

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Horrible weather , high taxes .corrupt politician - 4/30/2020
On average, there are 206 sunny days per year in New JerseyWhere the heck did they get that from ..It's ALWAYS raining or cloudy in NJ. Last 2 years we had the same weather Halloween , Christmas and Easter . I'd say you're lucky if you had 50 days of warm sunshine a year.We have the most corrupt politicians in history . Highways are filthy and taxes are out of this world. Working my way to get up and out of here Read More

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New Jersey after 10 years of residency. - 7/24/2019
I have lived in New Jersey for 10 years and its has been very tough to get by, high cost of food, High tax, Rent on average is about 1900 a month, housing costs for a condo or town home are 299k to 400k depending on the area. I dont drive a car because i cant afford the extra cost of owning a car at the moment so i have to take Lyft to and from work witch is breaking the bank as well. I thought about making a move for a few years but its tough when you cant save money you and your bills rack up and at the end of the week you have very little left over. I would not recommend moving to NJ unless you have a job that pays over 90k and you have all your finances in order. NJ its not a place for an ordinary Family or single Read More

Expensive - 2/14/2016
Property Taxes are crazy Read More

Health - 9/12/2015
I live in Linden. Ilook at Sperling's reviews often. I like Linden.However how can Linden's air quality go from 24 to 92.2 in one year? Did they tear down the refineries and plant a hundred acres of trees? No. I would like to depend on the numbers with these reviews however no way is the air quality in Linden NJ the same as Boulder Read More

Cowboy over a Barrel - 9/8/2015
Taxes, taxes and more taxes.. They have yet to come up with a tax to breath the filthy air. Property taxes are a rip off! And you can not win with the school mob or city mob. Read More

dont move here - 8/15/2015
your gonna get killed in Read More

NJ Quality of life good but high taxes - 8/10/2015
Real estate taxes very high,
Important consideration as I am retiring in several Read More

Taxes - 7/25/2015
Taxes are so high here that people are forced out if you would like to live a comfortable retirement Read More

northwest new jersey - 5/14/2015
northwest New Jersey is beautiful, low crime, low pollution, but very high Read More

Neighboring states - - 11/16/2014
I disagree with the idea that NJ costs of living are on par with neighboring states. Overall, Pennsylvania offers a lower cost of living. Read More