10 Unwritten Rules Every New Jerseyan Lives By ‘Til Death

There’s no official rulebook for living in the sometimes gritty, but mostly gorgeous, Garden State. We’re tough here, we’re fighters, survivors, urban warriors… battling traffic to the shore, exorbitant property taxes and the consistent misrepresentations of our state. Why so much hate? Anyway, there are certain rules we live by, to navigate life in New Jersey.

What are your rules for surviving, or thriving, in New Jersey? To make the most out of life in the Garden State, check out this list of the best hikes in New Jersey or this list of hidden gem restaurants.