We know all of the complaints: the taxes, the restrictions, the traffic. Blah blah blah.

How many times a year do you think, “I gotta get outta here!” Then, of course, this time of year when my weekly work routines are finally in full swing and I have one too many responsibilities on my mind. I start thinking about how great it would be to live somewhere else. Because..you know. The “Always Greener” thing.

We can all easily forget that are some really great aspects — joys even — of living in the great Garden State. Without sounding sappy, if you’re looking for a reminder of what’s so great about it, here are a few. And no, they have nothing to do with having a garden.

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We can all easily forget that are some really great aspects—joys even—of living in the Great Garden State.

Next time you forget how great it is to be a Jersey resident think of these things. You will immediately be reminded of how lucky you are.

The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Judi Franco. Any opinions expressed are Judi Franco’s own.

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