Exodus from N.J. grows
“New Jersey’s become a very, very, extraordinarily expensive place to live,” said James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers’ Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and co-author of the report.
What? New Jersey is very, very, extraordinarily expensive? Are you trying to say that it’s special? Possibly even more special than the Bay Area?
Sounds like a challenge to me! Prepare to meet your doom Dean Hughes.
First, let’s look at yesterday’s featured Bay Area house – located in the prestigious Senter Road area.
Now, let’s look at a place in New Jersey. And then we’ll see who wins! I’ve picked Tenafly. Ok, let’s look at a similarly priced house there:
Hah! Take that New Jersey! You’re not more expensive, and thus you’re not more special! 4/1.5 for $649,000 – what is this? Walmart?
And look at the facts about Tenalfy: it has the 2nd best public high school in New Jersey – and was awarded a Blue Ribbon by the US Department of Education. It’s home to several New York Yankees. And yet this house is so cheap.
What does that say about you Tenafly – that’s right, it says you suck.
If you didn’t suck, if you were desirable at all, you wouldn’t be just $649,000 for a 4/1.5br. You’d be $679,000 with a 3/2.5 and converted garage.
At the end of the day though, let’s face it – how could Tenafly compete with San Jose?
- Sure Tenafly is just 18.5 miles to Downtown Manhattan, but it’s 2941 miles to Google in Mountain View. Can’t compete there.
- This San Jose house is near a shopping “senter”- this Tenafly house is near… nothing.
- Tenafly has a crime index of 46.6, San Jose has 247.1. That means it’s BORINGSVILLE there. Might as well live in Iowa.
- Tenafly has a median income of $99,500. San Jose has $70,921. That means everyone is snobby and pretentious there – they’re not keeping it real like San Jose people.
- 93%+ of Tenafly’s population graduated from high school. 78.3% in San Jose. Did I mention that everyone there’s snobby and pretentious?
If these data points don’t convince you, I’m not sure what does: San Jose is truly the most expensive place to live, and therefore it’s more special and better. New Jersey has nothing on us.
Heck, they’re probably still making land in Tenafly, New Jersey.