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FunnyDude
02/11/19 7:13:39 AM
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I am not from america, but I've seen lots of people shitting on New Jersey
Is it really that bad there?
StarReaper13
02/11/19 7:17:37 AM
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Only in the bad spots.
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SSJCAT
02/11/19 7:18:19 AM
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worst traffic ever. its cold. its expensive. and a lot of people are dicks.

I still kinda like jersey tho lol I lived there for like 5 years and most of my dad's family is from there
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Jagermeister513
02/11/19 7:19:38 AM
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New Jersey is trash, especially Cherry Hill.
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SSJCAT
02/11/19 7:20:56 AM
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Jagermeister513 posted...
New Jersey is trash, especially Cherry Hill.

lmao that's where I'm from.
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StarReaper13
02/11/19 7:26:32 AM
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Jagermeister513 posted...
New Jersey is trash, especially Cherry Hill.

At least they're not Cinnaminson. Fuck Cinna.
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Jagermeister513
02/11/19 7:28:53 AM
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StarReaper13 posted...
Jagermeister513 posted...
New Jersey is trash, especially Cherry Hill.

At least they're not Cinnaminson. Fuck Cinna.

As long as you don't run into anyone with an "O" or "berger" in their last name you should be ok.
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Jiggy101011
02/11/19 7:32:28 AM
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I lived there for 4 years outside of Warren, it's a beautiful place but man is it weird letting someone pump your gas for you.
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16-BITTER
02/11/19 7:34:13 AM
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Not just that, it's a bad place to visit too
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DoctorVader
02/11/19 7:39:02 AM
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Taxes and government wise, it's horrible, but as someone who grew up in NYC, it was the gateway to the suburbs for me. Whenever I went there to visit family, I was mystified by everything along the Turnpike or RT 4/17 while crossing back into NY near the Tappan Zee.

Over the years, I've had family and friends in Hightstown, Teaneck, Paramus, Cranberry, Monroe, Edison, basically CNJ. I'm mostly in Woodbridge or Perth nowadays, but now I hate going to NJ because the traffic is too much sometimes.

Plus it costs a bitch in tolls to return to NYC.
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FunnyDude
02/11/19 7:39:54 AM
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I mean, I tried to see how new jersey looked on internet and to be honest it seemed like a decent place
archedsoul
02/11/19 7:45:22 AM
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I've heard the Pines are haunted as fuck. NJ constantly shows up several times in those weird/paranormal list of places. And there's so many reports of the Jersey Devil. I wonder what that's about.
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Makeveli_lives
02/11/19 7:51:25 AM
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Lived here my entire life. Our cost of living is too fucking high for no good reason.
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Genocet_10-325
02/11/19 7:53:51 AM
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I love it here and spent most of my life here.

SSJCAT posted...
worst traffic ever. its cold. its expensive. and a lot of people are dicks.

I still kinda like jersey tho lol I lived there for like 5 years and most of my dad's family is from there

It's nowhere near as cold as Chicago, the Midwest, and new england
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SSJCAT
02/11/19 7:57:35 AM
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Genocet_10-325 posted...
I love it here and spent most of my life here.

SSJCAT posted...
worst traffic ever. its cold. its expensive. and a lot of people are dicks.

I still kinda like jersey tho lol I lived there for like 5 years and most of my dad's family is from there

It's nowhere near as cold as Chicago, the Midwest, and new england

true, but it can still get too cold for my ass
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doomcrusader
02/11/19 8:57:26 AM
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I hate it just for all those tolls between NY and DC. Plus terrible people and ugly on the New York side.
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Romulox28
02/11/19 9:46:25 AM
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lived in NJ my whole life:

most ppl that rip on NJ have never really been there, at most they've flown into Newark Airport and then taken the train into NYC so they base their entire perception of the state on what they see of Newark or Seacaucus.

the truth is that most of the urban stuff in the state is concentrated in the Northeast, that's the super expensive part. Northwest is all mountain men, central is mostly suburban, and the south is basically boonies.

you can draw a line on the map below where the capital Trenton is and most shit below that is rural, with the occasional town and a few areas like atlantic city or cherry hill:

http://www.thehappyhypocrite.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/atlantic-city-nj-map-fresh-new-jersey-map-all-inclusive-map-contemporary-design.jpg

my complaints with NJ are the very high property taxes, shitty infrastructure and how generally crowded it feels (because most of the jobs are in the north part of the state so everyone lives up there, hence why south is mostly boonies). i live in north/central (depending on who you talk to lol) in a pretty suburban area that is surrounded by a lot of farmland, so it's pretty far from the stereotype
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ssj3mike89
02/11/19 9:47:31 AM
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Jagermeister513 posted...
New Jersey is trash, especially Cherry Hill.


South Jersey is just extended Philly, so yes of course its trash

I'm from north/central. NJ is a weird and rougher place, but i love it. you might have to be here tho to enjoy the charm of the insanity.
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NeonOctopus
02/11/19 9:51:44 AM
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Ehhh, the suburban areas are alright (but property and taxes are kinda high) and the shores are still great, but most of the cities in NJ are absolute trash tho. Honestly, it's mostly just a living area for people who commute to NYC or to Philly lol.
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JustMyOpinion
02/11/19 9:55:45 AM
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Having lived in NY most of my life and now living in NJ, NJ isn't as terrible as I was initially led to believe. I would say the suburbs of NYC in NY are comporable to the suburbs of NYC in NJ. But I'd still rather live in NY and somehow NJ transit is even worse than metro north.
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drunkmuggle
02/11/19 12:23:48 PM
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SSJCAT posted...
worst traffic ever. its cold. its expensive. and a lot of people are dicks.

I still kinda like jersey tho lol I lived there for like 5 years and most of my dad's family is from there

traffic's much worse in other parts of the country
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NeonOctopus
02/11/19 12:55:06 PM
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One thing I do love about NJ is that everyone goes at least 85mph on the highway and cops give zero shits about it. So when there's no traffic, you're good to speed anywhere lol
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SSJCAT
02/11/19 12:56:06 PM
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drunkmuggle posted...
SSJCAT posted...
worst traffic ever. its cold. its expensive. and a lot of people are dicks.

I still kinda like jersey tho lol I lived there for like 5 years and most of my dad's family is from there

traffic's much worse in other parts of the country

ok. its still bad tho lol
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Lordgold666
02/11/19 12:59:17 PM
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I can pump my own gas, now youve crossed the line

Fuck rt 9

And its water taste like ass
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Puglia77
02/11/19 12:59:20 PM
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I live in Bergen County. Was originally a New Yorker, then we moved to NJ when I was 5. I really like living here in NJ. Bergen, Morris, even Hudson counties are really great. It's expensive yeah, but idk we still have close access to NYC, I can walk or take public transportation to anywhere I need to go, don't need a car.
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Romulox28
02/11/19 1:01:10 PM
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Puglia77 posted...
I live in Bergen County. Was originally a New Yorker, then we moved to NJ when I was 5. I really like living here in NJ. Bergen, Morris, even Hudson counties are really great. It's expensive yeah, but idk we still have close access to NYC, I can walk or take public transportation to anywhere I need to go, don't need a car.

i really miss living in morris county tbh, it had such a good vibe
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Kombucha
02/11/19 1:02:32 PM
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If you're used to a more relaxed mode of life with generally friendly people you may get a bit of a rude awakening. As a midwesterner I've found that it's a good place to be generally because of the abundance of culture, food and things to do but you can almost immediately notice that people are far more cold, aloof and self concerned. Their pace is noticeably more rushed.

That said, areas in the west are much more friendly and less stoic than what you might find even in the midwest, so your mileage may vary. I think if you're not from the United States you will get culture shock regardless though.

Disclaimer: I've only visited for a week or two a handful of times.
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Fuparulez
02/11/19 1:17:23 PM
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The politics are horrible and the taxes are crippling. People love to talk about proximity to NYC in the north eastern parts of the state, yeah, cool, except your property tax bill is $15,000/yr.
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Villain
02/11/19 1:28:51 PM
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Bad traffic, high cost of living.

Also my ex lives there
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JustMyOpinion
02/11/19 1:38:07 PM
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Puglia77 posted...
I live in Bergen County. Was originally a New Yorker, then we moved to NJ when I was 5. I really like living here in NJ. Bergen, Morris, even Hudson counties are really great. It's expensive yeah, but idk we still have close access to NYC, I can walk or take public transportation to anywhere I need to go, don't need a car.


Don't need a car as in you physically won't die without one or don't need one as it's easy to get by day to day without one? Because it's definitely not the latter and I also live in Bergen County.
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GeneralKenobi85
02/11/19 1:42:01 PM
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I don't like NJ but I don't know really know what it's like to live anywhere else. I think I'd rather live somewhere else in the future, but who knows if I ever will.
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EvalAngell
02/11/19 1:42:31 PM
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I live in Middlesex County (Central NJ) and it's not bad. But the cost of living is outrageous. The corruption and taxation coming from the state government is out of control. Endless amounts of traffic and construction.

But hey you can gamble legally.
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brestugo
02/11/19 1:43:17 PM
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Do you like rats?
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Jagr_68
02/11/19 1:46:04 PM
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Jagermeister513 posted...
New Jersey is trash, especially Cherry Hill.


Cherry Hill ain't so bad. You've got the Cherry Hill Mall....some stores....a place to go to eat...the mall...

I mentioned the mall right?
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AvantgardeAClue
02/11/19 1:51:28 PM
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You know how all cities have good spots and bad spots. That's true.

Except for Paterson. Literally no good spots there.

The rich/poor divide is also very contrasting from cities to city. You have Orange, East Orange, West Orange, and South Orange. I'm from South Orange and I'm right on the border of East Orange but hoo boy, when you cross into East Orange you can tell by the gaslamps being changed to normal sidewalk lamps and the roads and sidewalks suddenly turning to shit lol

Other than that, if you can handle the numbnuts behind the wheel and the general "fuck you pay me" attitudes in the less prominent cities
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Puglia77
02/11/19 1:56:37 PM
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JustMyOpinion posted...
Puglia77 posted...
I live in Bergen County. Was originally a New Yorker, then we moved to NJ when I was 5. I really like living here in NJ. Bergen, Morris, even Hudson counties are really great. It's expensive yeah, but idk we still have close access to NYC, I can walk or take public transportation to anywhere I need to go, don't need a car.


Don't need a car as in you physically won't die without one or don't need one as it's easy to get by day to day without one? Because it's definitely not the latter and I also live in Bergen County.

I can walk to work (part time job at my local supermarket), I can take the 167 NJ Transit bus into Midtown, I can take the 756 to Garden State Plaza, I can take the Pascack Valley train to Newark. Also Uber if I ever need it. Idk I don't go anywhere that I need a car to go to.
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SwordMaster13X
02/11/19 2:00:22 PM
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JustMyOpinion posted...
Puglia77 posted...
I live in Bergen County. Was originally a New Yorker, then we moved to NJ when I was 5. I really like living here in NJ. Bergen, Morris, even Hudson counties are really great. It's expensive yeah, but idk we still have close access to NYC, I can walk or take public transportation to anywhere I need to go, don't need a car.


Don't need a car as in you physically won't die without one or don't need one as it's easy to get by day to day without one? Because it's definitely not the latter and I also live in Bergen County.


I live in Bergen County as well and you definitely need a car here. Unless you live in a place like Jersey City, you definitely need a car.

I have lived in Jersey all of my life and like others have said, the taxes are too high. However it is not bad at all. There is a good amount of diverse food here. Also you can find decent pizza here unlike other states and you're not too far away from NYC or Philly if you're into giving them quick visits. Tolls to NYC are outrageous as hell. One good thing about NJ is you can find many different types of land. You see cities, suburbs, mountains, beaches, lakes, farmland all in one. So it's not like you're all farmland or cities/suburbs or mountains. You got all kinds of lands here.
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brestugo
02/11/19 2:20:10 PM
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Did anyone mention rats?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_torture

On October 16, 2010, in Lakewood Township, New Jersey, David Wax was alleged to have threatened kidnap victim Yisrael Bryskman with rat torture unless he agreed to give his wife a get. He was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for assisting in a kidnapping.
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Romulox28
02/11/19 3:29:34 PM
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brestugo posted...
Did anyone mention rats?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_torture

On October 16, 2010, in Lakewood Township, New Jersey, David Wax was alleged to have threatened kidnap victim Yisrael Bryskman with rat torture unless he agreed to give his wife a get. He was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for assisting in a kidnapping.

lakewood is a very interesting place
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Bossdog421
02/11/19 3:47:27 PM
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SSJCAT posted...
worst traffic ever. its cold. its expensive. and a lot of people are dicks.

I still kinda like jersey tho lol I lived there for like 5 years and most of my dad's family is from there


I've lived in a lot of places around the US. Been in Jersey for 6 years now. I live in NW Jersey

The traffic isn't bad at all unless you are trying to get to NY. The highways here are actually pretty good once you get used to them. They are confusing as hell, miss an exit in the middle of a spaghetti hell junction? That could easily add 20 minutes without traffic. NY, LA, Huston, and Atlanta are way worse in general IMO.

It can get cold but I think Jersey has a very good blend of seasons. Way colder places to live.

It is really expensive. The taxes suck! Housing cost in general is just insane.

I really don't get the rude factor at all. I lived in the south where Southern hospitality was supposed to be a thing and people were way worse there. Jersey can seem so fake that it's real. People just don't have filters here.

I absolutely love it here. I'm sure where I live in Jersey helps a lot. I get around the state a lot for work, area makes a difference but that's true of any state.
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Villain
02/11/19 3:51:52 PM
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I miss the bagels. I lived in Bergen county.
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02/11/19 7:20:48 PM
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The only people who like New Jersey are people from New Jersey.
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