Whether you’re a New Jersey native or not, people are proud to call this state home. Trying to convince family or friends to move closer? Give them these 10 reasons to love NJ:



New Jersey is home to many different people who come from all different backgrounds. Because of this, there’s so much culture to see and experience as well as plenty of restaurants to try…you’ll never be bored!

Fresh Produce

Nicknamed the “Garden State” because it is one of the highest producers of fruit and vegetables, you’ll always enjoy fresh produce.

Job Opportunities

The state is home to many large companies; therefore, a high amount of career opportunities.

Proximity to Larger Cities

Work in NYC or Philly? No problem! Live outside the hustle and bustle and relax at home in New Jersey.

Full Service Gas Stations

Be treated like royalty by not having to pump your own gas. 


Enjoy the best of both worlds: mountains and beaches. There’s so much fun to be had year round in New Jersey whether it’s swimming in the ocean, camping, or skiing.

Great Education

Set your children up for success with their education by living in New Jersey! Jersey schools are consistently ranked among the top in the nation.


I’d love to hear from you; tell me why you love living in the Garden State!

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