New Jersey is a great place with a variety of weather, seasons and is in close proximity to landmarks and other major cities. It is cold there about 80% of the year but it can get very comfortable. There are plenty of food choices and especially lots of great pizza! You are not far from nice beaches, The Statue of Liberty, New York City, Philadephia and other places you may want to visit. I spent my first 2 years of life living in New Jersey before moving to California. I visit just about every year to see family and enjoy the great change of scenery.