Quoted from ralphwiggum:
Well if anything Ran, this thread is exactly what Pinside needed.... A thread where everyone comes together and agrees on one thing..... New Jersey sucks....
I don't think New Jersey sucks. Quite the contrary. Maybe where you live it sucks but where I lived in Jersey it was pretty awesome.
Quoted from belairjoe:
very refreshing to see Illinois not involved in this state bashing so let me chime in and say anyplace better then here for high taxes and corruption..i liked new jersey..every place I ate had really outstanding food.guys I did business with went the extra mile to make sure things finished right.driving same as Chicago so just flipping off a new group of drivers.good luck on your move.
Taxes on booze is a lot higher in Wisconsin than it is in Illinois and gas isn't any cheaper there either so quit your whining. A fifth of Stolichnaya vodka in Northern IL is $17.10. That same bottle in Wisconsin is $22.99. Same goes for beer. I live 1/2 hour from the Wisconsin border in the NW suburbs of Chicago.
Quoted from o-din:
I don't know why they call NJ the garden state. I'll put my garden up against any of theirs. And it goes year round.
I used to live in New Jersey and the lower half of the state is really the "Garden State". Best freakin' tomatoes in the world and anyone from Jersey can attest to that. New Jersey is really like two completely different states north and south. The north is a suburb of New York City and the south is more rural with influences from Philly and Atlantic City. In the north they are Giants and Mets fans. In the south they are mostly Eagles and Phillies fans.
I used to live in Cape May, NJ and let me tell you, it was freakin' nice. Right on the shore with the best of both worlds. The city of Philadelphia an hour to the west and Atlantic City 15 minutes away. Awesome vegetable and fruit stands in the summer with some of the best produce in the world coming from the "Garden State".
Quoted from SirScott:
On the plus side, you won't have to pump your own gas, so you got that goin' for you.
A lot of people don't realize that New Jersey has the 2nd cheapest gas prices in the nation (and on top of that every gas station in New Jersey is full-service). No self-service gas stations are allowed in the state. However, a lot of other things are more expensive in New Jersey than in other states. People that live near the Pennsylvania border tend to buy their gas in New Jersey and their booze and cigarettes in PA. That's what I did.
North Jersey isn't as nice as the south but it's not bad. It's all in what you make of it. One things for sure, there will be a lot more to do as far as entertainment and dining in New Jersey than in rural Wisconsin although you can't beat the Wisconsin cheese. I'm driving up to Kenosha tonight to get some curds and string cheese.