Why does New Jersey SUCK so much?

I was in the God-forsaken state of NEW JERSEY for way longer than I wanted to be this weekend. How is this state such a SHITHOLE? CHRIS CHRISTIE is the governor, there's so much TRAFFIC, and its ILLEGAL to pump your own gas. Does it have any REDEEMING VALUES besides having ABANDONED CASINOS that could be turned into SEX DUNGEONS?

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Jun 19, 2017

We should UPEND and DISRUPT New Jersey with NUCLEAR BOMBS!

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Jun 19, 2017

three words: Gym, Tan, Laundry

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Jun 19, 2017

Taxes are ridiculously high. Highest in the country, hence the gas is cheap. North Jersey is overcrowded and expensive. Especially their public transportation and the rent. An average apartment in Newark is ~$1400-1500. Which is absolutely ridiculous because Newark is a shit hole. Go out further into the west like Caldwell, which will be cheaper and nicer than Essex and Hudson... but good luck trying to get into the City if you work there. All in all, it's crowded in housing, traffic, and public transportation and it's cost of living is high for low to medium standard of living. The ONLY good thing I can say is that it's close to the city, if you can't afford to live there.

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Jun 19, 2017
mswoonc:

Taxes are ridiculously high. Highest in the country, hence the gas is cheap. North Jersey is overcrowded and expensive. Especially their public transportation and the rent. An average apartment in Newark is ~$1400-1500. Which is absolutely ridiculous because Newark is a shit hole. Go out further into the west like Caldwell, which will be cheaper and nicer than Essex and Hudson... but good luck trying to get into the City if you work there. All in all, it's crowded in housing, traffic, and public transportation and it's cost of living is high for low to medium standard of living. The ONLY good thing I can say is that it's close to the city, if you can't afford to live there.

Help me out here. Why is a shithole jammed packed with people in a country where people can easily move? I, too, am a detractor of the state of New Jersey, but usually crappy places to live lose residents.

Jun 19, 2017

Pretty sure a lot of those people work in NY so they sardine can in Newark for the easy commute, thus driving up the cost of everything. None of the benefits of NY with only a slight decrease in the cost of living, lmao.

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Jun 19, 2017

Well think about it... Bronx isn't the ideal place to live (No Offense) and the subway to Bronx is dirty and trashy. Brooklyn is even more expensive and probably even more crowded... You can live in Connecticut, but CT isn't cheap and the train there takes about an hour. I don't think there's really an outlet besides NJ. I live near the exchange place and the prices here are crazy. Literally the same as NYC, but more space. So I moved to Hoboken... The thing I HATE by North Jersey (essex and hudson county) is either the areas are somewhat ghetto or nice and the nice areas are crazy expensive. Nothing in the middle.

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Jun 19, 2017

Yeah it really sucks lol. I'm trapped here.

Jun 19, 2017

At least Hoboken was rebuilt after Sandy. It became Venice overnight.

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Jun 20, 2017

Never has a post on WSO resonated with me so much. New Jersey is truly the suck of all sucks.

Jun 19, 2017

Yeah, Newark was actually top 10 city in the country for 2016-2017 for the highest rent increase in percent base. It's going to get worse.

Jun 20, 2017
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