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25 Reasons Jersey City Is The Best Place To Live

That is if you like down-to-earth people, fair rent, great food and cool bars.

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1. Because this is the view from the local park.

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2. Because Taqueria has the best Mexican food east of Los Angeles.

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3. And Park Tavern's burger is heaven on a roll.

4. Because we have Instagram-worthy murals too.

5. Because the best views of Manhattan are from the Jersey side of the Hudson.

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6. And our skyline ain't half bad either.

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7. Because our brownstones would definitely get the Huxtable stamp of approval.

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8. Because $1,600 can get you a real apartment, not a windowless basement in Williamsburg like this one...

9. A pack of cigarettes cost about $5 less than this...

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10. And you don't have to deal with Time Warner.

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11. Because our diners are better than your diners.

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12. Because the Liberty Science Center's dome IMAX theater puts every other movie theater to shame.

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13. Because the Path train is a hell of a lot cleaner than the subway.

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14. Because this is what spring looks like...

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15. Because brunch is just better here.

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16. Because this is how Jersey City does pizza.

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17. Because bartenders actually get to know you.

18. Because our biergarden won't make you feel claustrophobic.

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19. Because our restaurants can rival anything across the river.

20. Even our cookies are proud to be in Jersey City.

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21. Because our gardens LITERALLY brighten up your day.

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22. Because these dogs just won't stop bragging about Jersey City.

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Yeah, dogs talk in Jersey City. No big deal.

23. Because contrary to popular belief Brooklyn isn't the only place that knows how to throw a great street festival.

24. Because it looks just as pretty in the rain.

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25. Because people are going to be pissed at me for letting you in on the secret.

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