MAIN Home Life House & Home Moving New
George Washington Bridge spanning
from Fort Lee, New Jersey to Upper
Manhattan in New York City.
on the north by New
York, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the southwest
and on the west by Pennsylvania,
the "Garden State" gets its name from the fact that
nearly half of the state remains farmland, or wooded or forested areas,
despite its reputation as an industrial and commercial transportation
in the heavily populated Northeast, New Jersey boasts easy
access to two of the regions biggest metropolitan areas, New
York City in the northeast and Philadelphia in the
central suburban New Jersey provides a major bedroom community
for metro area employees. Meanwhile, along the Atlantic lies
one of the state's most famous tourist attractions - (colloquially
known as "The Shore") where beach resorts beckon
millions of visitors a year from around the region.
For those in other parts of the nation, New Jersey real estate and home ownership may come as a bit of a shock.
Several New Jersey counties such as Somerset, Morris, Hunterdon, Bergen, and Monmouth counties are ranked among the highest-income counties in the US - located within a state that also boasts the highest property taxes and one of the highest cost of living rankings in the nation.
Also often called "the nation's medicine chest", New Jersey is known as a magnet for healthcare, biotech and pharmaceutical companies including Johnson & Johnson and other major players who pay about 30 percent higher salaries than similar jobs in other states.
Other top New Jersey employers include Prudential, the Chubb Group (insurance) Lucent Technology (computer systems and software) and Honeywell (consumer electronics and aerospace).
New Jersey quality-of-life statistics
Jersey Census Data)
Major cities: Trenton (capital), Newark, Jersey City, Patterson,
Population : 8,724,560
White : 76.6%
Black, African American : 14.5%
Hispanic : 2.2%
High school graduates : 82.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher : 29.8%
Average household income: $57,338
of Living:- Compared to the rest of the
country, New Jersey's cost of living is 22.50% higher than
the national average.
& Real Estate Overview : also see Zillow - New Jersey Real Estate
Home ownership rate : 65.6%
Average home price : $322,700
Average travel time to work : 30 minutes
Personal Income Tax: New Jersey imposes state income taxes in six brackets ranging from 1.4% – 8.97% depending on income and filing status. Residents are required to file state income taxes using form NJ 1040 each year by April 15.
: Currently under controversy for deep cuts proposed to educational funding, New Jersey has traditionally enjoyed some of the top rankings nationally for K-12 reading and math scores. Also see New
Jersey School Report Card
: While summer is fairly hot and humid in summer, changes
in climate are most felt during the winter with colder weather experienced
most often in the north and inland New Jersey, and with milder weather generally experienced in Southern NJ and along the Atlantic shore.
: see New
Jersey Crime Rates
see -> NJ taxes | New
Jersey eviction laws | NJ outlet malls
about relocating to New Jersey around the Web:
Jersey City Data Forums - Busy message boards with an exchange of information on schools,
commuting, cost of living, housing, apartments & real
estate costs, with general tips on moving to Princeton, Morris
County, Trenton, Jersey City, and other towns & cities
across the state.
- Everything New Jersey - One-stop browsing for news
headlines & videos, events, blogs, online forums.
to Morristown - Photos, information and links to more
on local property taxes, schools, hospitals & healthcare
and annual events in Madison, Chatham, Mendham, Randolph,
Chester, Long Valley, Lake Hopatcong and other Morris County
Jersey Shore - One-stop browsing for information,
real estate listings, entertainment, activities & resorts
in towns along the Atlantic coast including Cape May, Monmouth,
Ocean & Altantic counties.
Jersey real estate, apartments & job classifieds:
: Times | Trentonian
: Central Jersey.com
City : Jersey