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Who'd want to live in New Jersey?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Rich, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Rich

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    Lots of people as these maps show. And the reasons are many and somehow oddly strange...

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  2. eandras

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    I think NJ is the perfect state to live in. What other states in the US you are able to in the city and an hour later at the beach or in the mountains. Nj jersey is the home to two NFL football teams in the same stadium. The quality of the schools and the college graduation rates is one of the highest in the country.

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  3. yosoyellobo

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    I have fond memories of spending summer in Perth Amboy at one of my cousin house when I was a kid. As a kid from the South Bronx it was almost like another country to me.
     
  4. thomasjk

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    Born in Jersey City, Elementary school in Jersey City, High School in Bayonne. Summers at the Jersey Shore. and college in Newark at NJIT.
     
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  6. lugnutathome

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    You call them big foothills back there mountains eh? !devil12:

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  7. dmurphy

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    It's Taylor Ham. I'll tell you where you can stick your pork roll.... ;)
     
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  9. jimmie57

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    Several years ago my sister that lived in Tampa, Fl was offered a job she could not refuse in NJ. She lived there one year and said she thought she was going to freeze to death. She moved back to Tampa the next year before the next winter was coming.
    I would freeze there also from living 10 miles off the Gulf of Mexico coast for most of my life.
     
  10. Rich

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    I've spent a lot of time in Texas City, and I can see your point. I do enjoy the seasons. I don't think I could live on the Gulf, but that's just me. If it wasn't for air conditioning, the Gulf would not be livable. I think.

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  11. Supramom2000

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    Washington and Oregon have 4 seasons, deserts, ski mountains, lakes, oceans and jungle like areas, all within a total of about 5 hours driving.
     
  12. billsharpe

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    I grew up in Philly and vacationed at the Jersey shore practically every summer.

    I've been in California eight blocks from the beach since 1959 and visit the East Coast only in the spring and fall if at all possible. Jersey is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. And do they still have those "green-head flies" that sting at the beach during the day?

    Yes, you can swim in the ocean and ski in the local mountains on the same day out here. Of course the ocean water is pretty cold!
     
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  13. lugnutathome

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    I grew up in Corona del Mar, CA. so I know the weather with which you are blessed. I still find temps above 75 to be hot but tolerate the cold fine. Of course I surfed and body surfed a lot back in the day in that "cold" ocean. Might think it cold today but back then that water temp was normal to me.

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  14. Rich

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    Horse flies, they're called. Haven't seen one in a long time. Personally, I'm not a Jersey Shore fan, I'd rather go to Ocean City, MD.

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  15. Rich

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    Nothing in NJ is five hours away. But the taxes! Wow! Do we pay taxes.

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  16. jimmie57

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    Most True ! No AC and I would probably die from the heat.
    Dang, can't win for losing. LOL Freeze or Heat to death.
     
  17. Rich

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    If Hawaii didn't have all those volcanoes it would be a perfect place.

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  18. harperhometheater

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    If Hawaii didn't have all those volcanoes it would be a perfect place.

    Rich
    Seriously? That effects one small area of the Big Island, the east side between Kona and Hilo. You do get some Vog occasionally, but it's not like lava flows through your back door if you don't live in the "rift zone" or anything, sheesh. ;)


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  19. scooper

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    If I could figure out how to make a living there- I'd move to the Big Island in a heartbeat - the volcanos are part of the attraction !

    Heat - bah - 75 is just getting nice. I grew up in Kansas and have dealt with temps from below zero to over 110 in the course of a year.

    And yes - NC can go from beaches to mountains in 5-6 hours too.
     
  20. Rich

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    I've never been there, you'll have to excuse my ignorance.

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