New Jersey is bordered by New York on the north, by the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay on the east and south, and by Pennsylvania on the west. New Jersey is the 47th largest state by area, and with a population of approx. 8.4 million is the 9th most populous state. Major industries in New Jersey are farming (potatoes, tomatoes, peaches), chemicals, pharmaceuticals, petroleum-based products, insurance, and tourism. New Jersey was admitted to the Union as the 3rd state in December 18, 1787, one of the original thirteen colonies. New Jersey was named by James, Duke of York (the brother of King Charles II of England), who was given New Jersey by his brother. James later gave New Jersey to Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. James named the colony New Jersey to honor Carteret, who had been the Governor of Jersey, a British island in the English Channel. The nickname of New Jersey is "The Garden State".
New Jersey has several state taxes, including a personal income tax, state sales tax, and property tax.
State Capital: Trenton
State Motto: "Liberty and Prosperity"
State Bird: Eastern goldfinch
State Flower: Purple violet
State Song: None
State Tree: Red oak
State Gem: Smoky quartz
State Relocation Information Guide
Most Liveable State: 5
Lowest Overall Taxes: 37
Best Environment for Education: 4
Lowest Crime: 19
In 2008, Coldwell Banker looked at the cost of a typical 2,200-square-foot house with 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a family room and a two-car garage. The neighborhood - a more subjective measure - is one "typical for corporate middle-management transferees." The following is a sample of cities in the state:
Cities in the state that ranked in the top 100 "Best Places to Live" by CNNMoney.com include:
The two largest cities in New Jersey are Newark and Jersey City.
If you would like me to help you find a realtor in a specifc area of the state, just contact me and I would be happy to help you.
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