Quality of Life
Want to know why Forbes magazine ranked New Jersey #3 for quality of life? It's due, in part, to our many resources for enjoying life to the fullest. With 130 miles of beach at our beloved Jersey Shore, Atlantic City attractions and 39 state parks, the State provides ample recreational opportunities. Residents can also take advantage of vibrant culture with theaters, music halls, entertainment venues and museums in every part of the State. The State's 57 historical sites will take you back to the times of our founding fathers and other historic figures. And as our nickname implies, the Garden State is the home of nearly 10,000 farms, a growing wine industry and our famous Jersey Fresh® program. Dining options abound-from our iconic diners to farm-to-table restaurants. Lastly, world-class healthcare systems and top-ranked higher education institutions, including #1 Princeton University, make New Jersey a great state to live, work and play!