24 Photos That Prove Rural New Jersey Is The Best Place To Live

New Jersey is the most densely populated state per square mile in the United States. We’re also the only state where every county is classified as urban by federal government standards. Still, there are certain parts of New Jersey that are considered rural, particularly areas of Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Burlington, Ocean, Atlantic, Cumberland, Cape May and Salem Counties. While these areas may be small in population, they are big on charm.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Clearly, New Jersey is more than just a tangle of highways, though out-of-staters may not believe it. While the hustle and bustle of our urban areas is great, sometimes it’s nice to relax and appreciate nature. Something about these photos is just so calming. What’s your favorite part of New Jersey? Submit your rural photos to the Only In New Jersey Facebook Page.