Not to be outdone by its larger, more well-known neighbor to the north, New Jersey has many things to offer someone looking for a place to visit or call home. You’ll have access to mountains and rivers in the west, and beautiful coastal towns in the east. Known for the longest boardwalk in the world in Atlantic City, the renown Jersey Shore, a large amount of shopping malls, the Miss America Pageant, and copious amounts of resort towns for such a small state, New Jersey has something for everyone. You can visit the Fluorescent Rocks of Sterling Hill Mine, one of the many diners that make it the “Diner Capital of the World”, or one of the numerous charming colonial towns. While it does have a higher cost of living than the national average, you will get access to the second best school system in the country, and close proximity to the city that never sleeps – New York.