- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
Lol, I am way too fat and pale for The Jersey Shore, I promise. I do drive like an asshole though.
I live in NJ, would love to moved to another state.
If you aren’t a multi-millionaire or don’t have family/roots in NJ, you won’t get anywhere. Seriously – my current town (city?) has an average family income of $33k (no joke) yet houses/apartments go for $400k-500k before ridiculous NJ property taxes. How does that even work?
I believe Camden beat Anacostia (sp?) in being the new murder capital of the US. I went there once for a concert. The cops there created a FORTRESS around the concert venue (Shashquehana (sp???)), and I was terrifed on the drive there – boarded up houses and burned out buildings. I plan to never go there again…
I grew up in South Jersey, so to me it’s all about the farms, the farmers markets, Wawa, and the shore. I’ve never really found people around here to be mean! And parts of Camden aren’t that bad. The waterfront area is really nice, we go there for the 4th of July fireworks every year.
What New Jersey brings to mind: Jersey shore types, the housewives of NJ, expensive and bad traffic, not New York, Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi.
I live in the Philly area, so I am more familiar with South Jersey. To me, NJ has it’s quirks, and I could never live there because it is so expensive. However, I don’t think it is all bad! Here are my associations with Jersey:
Tolls and bridges galore
Drive in movie theaters
Going down the shore (Philly talk for going to the beach/Jersey Shore)
drive in movie theaters
Drive in restaurants (Stewarts anyone?)
Camden, Trenton, Newark vs the toniest suburbs possible
Corrupt politicians, crazy drivers, no sales tax on clothes and that funny smell when you come out of the Holland Tunnel. (Lived in East Orange for a year and a half)
Jersey Shore, Kelly Ripa, Sopranos, people with attitude
So I guess I know where I got my attitude from 😉
Yes, the cost of living here SUCKS, and I’d love to move to a different state in terms of that.
I cringe when people say they associate those idiots from Jersey Shore with NJ. Big deal they rented a shorehouse, who didn’t?! Don’t associate those *ssholes with my state!
Sopranos, YES! Sorry, loved the show. Still watch it every night at 8.
Yes, street and road signs suck!!
I have also considered this the “construction capital of the world.”
Yeah, who cares about Bon Jovi & Bruce…
I’ve never been to Camden and know better than to go there…
Just asked my husband to chime in… he is from NY and says NJ has been nothing but good to him….he found his wife, his new career, his business, and his house here within basically 5 years… But yes, he does agree about the street signs.
rude people, bad drivers, bad smells, high crime, corruption, dirty beaches, pollution, high COL
ETA: My Fiance and I have both worked in the state and clearly I don’t think it is too great.
Italian people, annoying accent (sorry), lots of food, lots of family, partying, the beach, casinos.
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