New Jersey December 16, 2016
12 Struggles Everyone In New Jersey Can Relate To
Life in New Jersey is great – there’s so much to do, we’re a relatively safe state and we have an excellent education system. Still, not everything is perfect. Here are a few struggles that most New Jerseyans know all too well.
1. Rush Hour
Or, more accurately, hours. I stay off the road whenever possible between 7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p.m..
2. Shore Traffic
You may spend more time getting to the beach than at the beach. If you're a New Jerseyan, you know this photo was probably not taken on a summer weekend.
This is something our readers mention a LOT. Taxes here are definitely on the higher side.
4. Housing Costs
Whether buying a home or business, this is a major reason why people move. I could buy the same house in another state for half the price...but, it wouldn't be in New Jersey.
5. Paying For Beaches
This can be a pain, but our beautiful beaches are worth it.
No, we don't say "Joisey" and we're probably nothing like the cast of Jersey Shore.
7. Freezing Winters
I don't mind a bit of snow - it makes our state seem absolutely magical. However, on a day like today, I could do with a little less cold.
8. The City Sandwich
We're constantly being compared to the cities surrounding us (New York/Philadelphia), but we have our own identity. And, no, it's not the New York Giants/Jets.
9. Newark Airport
It's one of the busiest airports in the United States, which can mean long waits. Have you ever tried picking someone up here?
10. Food Elitism
Pizza and bagels just aren't as good out-of-state. We've all probably struggled to find a good pie on vacation, with little success. When you're used to the best, you expect nothing less.
11. Road Rage
We may not like to admit it, but we've all had it or seen it. I mean, who goes 50 on the Parkway???
12. Pumping Gas
Oh, WAIT...that's something we don't need to worry about in the Garden State. Cheers to staying in your car today!
What other New Jersey struggles would you add to this list? But let’s not forget what makes New Jersey great – here are
10 Reasons Why New Jersey Will Always Be Home and 14 Ways Living In New Jersey Ruins You For Life.