Living in New Jersey has spoiled us all. You may not realize that yet, but you might if you ever leave. Regardless of what some may say, we know that life in the Garden State is great. We’ve got everything at our fingertips here. We’re pretty much ruined for life, here’s why…
1. Good luck finding a coastline as incredible as ours.
Our miles of coastline offer spectacular diversity. As I write this article, I'm spending time with some of my favorite people in Atlantic City, New Jersey's adult playground. If the flashing lights and non-stop nights are not for you, we've also got sleepy shore towns and historic gems like Cape May. Asbury Park has a fantastic music scene and the Point Pleasant and Wildwood boardwalks are what childhood dreams are made of. How lucky are we?
2. Late night food cravings?
New Jersey reigns supreme when it comes to late night dining. Not only are we the diner capital of the world, we’ve got other great late night eats including Hackensack Pizza & Steak and St. George's Pub in Brigantine.
3. Last minute shopping?
We’ve got you covered. In addition to our multitude of malls, we have thriving downtowns in areas like Princeton, Haddonfield and Hoboken.
4. We have 4 seasons, each absolutely magical.
From fall foliage to spring blooms, sunny summers and the quintessential white Christmas.
5. And a little bit of everything.
Skiing, Hiking. Museums. You never have to go far to have fun.
6. We're a culinary gem.
We've been named a top state for foodies by Saveur, have several top-ranked cities in terms of dining options, we can please every palate with the diversity of our cuisine and we offer unique dining experiences - from train car restaurants (Clinton Diner) to cave-like decor (Archetypus).
7. We're called the Garden State for a reason.
Our fruits and veggies are Jersey Fresh. Tomatoes and corn garner praise but we’re top producers of cranberries, bell peppers, spinach, peaches and blueberries.
8. We've got music bragging rights.
Our tiny little state gave the world Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Whitney Houston, Queen Latifah, Frank Sinatra, Lauryn Hill, The Jonas Brothers, Frankie Valli and more.
9. Let's not forget the primo location.
Sandwiched between the cities of New York and Philadelphia, we're surrounded by an abundance of art, culture, dining options, museums and so much more.
10. Don't feel like getting out of the car to pump gas in the winter?
You don't have to. Same is true when it’s burning hot. Ahhhhh A.C.
11. History. As one of the nation's first states...
We were the Crossroads of the American Revolution. How many houses did Washington stay at in your state?
12. Raising a family?
Niche named New Jersey the best state for that, and we have some of the highest graduation rates in the country.
13. Like nature?
The New Jersey Pine Barrens are home to the largest tract of untouched land east of the Mississippi.
14. Whether you call it Pork Roll or Taylor Ham...
You're probably not finding it out-of-state.
How else does living in New Jersey spoil us? For more New Jersey love, check out this post of
gorgeous Garden State shots.
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