Whether you’re moving to NJ to be closer to your job (but far enough that you feel an escape from the city-life) or simply want to live in a more family-friendly community, moving out-of-state can be tough. To help you get acclimated quickly, here are 6 things to keep in mind before making a long distance move to NJ.
New Jersey is known for several things, extreme weather is one of them. From nor’easters and blizzards to summertime thunderstorms, be prepared for year-round excitement with some possible power outages. But on average, summers in New Jersey can feel hot and humid due to the tropical air currents from the ocean. The typical temperatures in July range between 70-76 degrees and in January, mild ocean currents keep climates around a moderate 30 degrees.
2. Location, Location, Location
New Jersey is filled with natural beauty, 4,000 bodies of water, loaded with rich history and has the Empire State Building basically in your backyard. From endless explorations through the state’s parks and floating down the Delaware river to going back in time at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, there’s something for everyone in the Garden State.
Plus, with over 127 miles of shore along the Atlantic Ocean, there’s really nothing better than digging your toes into the warm sand on a summer day.
3. Full-Service Gas Station
Before you get out of the car at the gas station, you should know that it’s illegal to pump your own gas in New Jersey. Back in 1949, it was ruled that the public not pump their own gas due to fire hazard. Since then the rule has stuck. Think about it, are you really going to complain when it’s freezing out and snowing sideways? We didn’t think so.
4. The Roads
Ahhh, Jughandles. Those little slip roads, similar to Michigan’s ‘roundabouts,’ that change the way traffic turns left. Instead of making your left turn from a left-hand turning lane, jughandles use a ramp on the right side of the road. They’re very confusing when you first start navigating the roads but you’ll get used to them.
Bring your own bottle is a norm for a lot of NJ restaurants. Unless a specific municipal ordinance prohibits it, customers of unlicensed restaurants can bring their own wine and beer. Call ahead to double check your establishment is BYOB-friendly and be prepared to pay a cork fee.
6. The Food
You can’t live in New Jersey without enjoying a delicious, saucy, piece of pie at some point! And even better, New Jersey is among the nation’s leading growers for corn, tomatoes, blueberries, cranberries, spinach and asparagus. Want some local produce? You won’t have to look very far!
Make Your Long Distance Move to NJ with Tiger
Making a long distance move to NJ shouldn’t be stressful. With these helpful tips and a full-service moving quote from Tiger Moving & Storage, you’ll be settled into your new state before you know it! Call us at 973-227-5250 for all your moving and storage needs.