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10 Times You Wanted To Leave New Jersey… But Realized There Were Reasons to Stay

Sure, the other 49 don’t always have nice things to say about us, but no one complains about New Jersey more than New Jerseyans. I get it. As a born and bred Jersey girl, I see the pitfalls, but I also see the perks. For every reason to leave New Jersey, there’s a better reason to stay.

I can’t imagine loving any state more. If you do leave, it’s almost impossible not to miss it. There are so many reasons why my heart will always be in New Jersey, what are yours?

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.