March 6, 2014

I'm a Jersey Girl

I am a Jersey Girl.  Not really one that fits the stereotype blasted all over television, but that might be because I just moved here 4 months ago.  I'm super pale, my hair is a weird mix of red + blond and I have an almost Canadian accent.  But, I'm a Jersey girl now.


When we first got the news that we would be heading east, we started an apartment search that included Queens, parts of Jersey and some areas of Westchester County.  Once we realized that our office would be in North Jersey, we knew that the only option for us would be in New Jersey.  I had no experience with the Garden State other than watching Jersey Shore, Real Housewives of Jersey and that one episode of How I Met Your Mother.  (read this for a better understanding)

We came in October to find an apartment and check out the area and as soon as we got to our little riverside town of Edgewater.  We found an apartment that was brand new and had a washer/dryer that wasn't WAY over our budget.  Dog park, Hudson riverfront and a DD opening downstairs.  Sign me up.  

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I love having a little space and a parking spot, but having a wonderful view of NYC and a quick bus or ferry ride into the city.  I love not having to cross the GW bridge unless we have business on the island.  I love that so many of our neighbors are transplants as well and they are fun people.  I love commuting against traffic.  I love being able to walk to everything I need, but also being able to jump in the car and head to the mall.  I love not having tax on clothes.  I love my new home.

I'm a person that insists on falling in love with "home."  Every time the weather has been a tiny bit nice, we've been exploring our new home and we have found some gems.  Here are some pictures from our recent favorite, Liberty State Park in Jersey City.








It always helps when the sun is shining and the weather is a little warmer.  Seriously, I need spring NOW.  

13 comments:

  1. I have loved seeing all your pics and adventures since you've moved. When I think Jersey girl, I definitely think of Real Housewives of NJ haha

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  2. Glad you love it, It looks really pretty and neat!

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  3. Your pictures are gorgeous! So happy you're loving your new "home".

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  4. I actually really like NJ too! I almost went to Seton Hall for grad school, its in the cuuuuutest town and so close to the city!

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  5. I love New Jersey! I love love love your apartment and that you're so close to the city! Hoping that after we figure out what's going on with Austin's job, we will get to move to somewhere FUN like Jersey!

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  6. Gorgeous pictures!! I also commute against traffic, and each time I look at the other side of the highway I thank my lucky stars!!

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  7. Sunshine and warmth ALWAYS help make a situation better. That park is amazing though- such beautiful views!

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  8. Stunning pictures! So nice to be so close to NYC without having to be in it all the time like you mentioned :)

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  9. Great pictures! I can totally see how that would be a great place to live, glad to see you're loving it. :)

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  10. Amazing pictures! I have been to that park and the views are wonderful. When the summer comes walking along the water there with the views are terrific!

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  11. That looks so cool. I stayed in New Jersey when I visited NYC a few years ago. The cab issue was a bit of a pain. $50 to travel for five minutes or whatever! But I loved taking that ferry over to the city.

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