Reviews & Comments
Cost of Living
The cost of living in Somerville is out of control. Sadly, you don't get much in return for the extremely high taxes you pay. There's an accident waiting to happen on almost every street here - the lack of parking rules/signs and the high amount of speeding that goes on here is a disgrace. As for the people, this is the most UNFRIENDLY place I've ever lived....and I've lived in Brooklyn and Queens! The only streets the town cares about and pays attention to are the Main Street and the streets near the hospital so that visitors will have a good impression -- otherwise, you're in forgotten land...swamp land...very poor drainage. The physical condition of the middle school reminds me of what you'd find in an inner city - the high school is quite run down also. Somerville is definately not worth way you pay to live here!
Cost of Living
Somerville is the most UNFRIENDLY place I have ever lived (and I've lived in Brooklyn, Queens, Bergen County, NJ). No one even takes the time to say hello or wave - such attitudes! The quality of life here is definately not equal to the through-the-roof property taxes we are charged. I cannot get out of here quick enough!
New Jersey, NJ
Cost of Living in NJ is WAY OUT OF CONTROL!
The cost of living in NJ is CRIMINAL!!! NJ has the highest property taxes, auto insurance premiums and medical insurance premiums in the NATION. NJ is also the most corrupt state - all the politicians are crooked. For this high cost of living, you get to live in the #5 state with the dirtiest air. I have lived in NJ most of my life and am disgusted and saddened by what it has become. The employers in NJ do pay nearly enough to allow you to keep up with the cost of living so most people have 2 or more jobs. The only good thing about NJ is that it's near NYC, Upstate NY and PA....that's it! I cannot get out of here quickly enough! The cost of living is drowning most of us!