Background: New Jersey Red Mill in the Summer

Discovering and Moving to New Jersey

Moving to New Jersey

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of New Jersey

If you reside in a rural community now, you have become familiar with the inconvenience of traveling a some distance to reach a shopping mall. This is true in numerous urban locations, shopping malls and smaller shopping centers are scarce; you still might need to drive some distance to find shopping which is appealing to you. Not the case in New Jersey. More shopping malls (along with diners) exist for every mile than in any other location in the U.S.. You just can not move to New Jersey and not run into stores waiting for you to leave some money on their counter. This should not be a surprise considering New Jersey's dense population. These people all have shopping needs. and those needs need to be met. For example, look at the little borough of Paramus. it boast 4 huge malls, and generates an annual revenue of $5 billion. Thatís a whole bunch of shoes!

New Jersey's early colonial history was involved with that of New York (New Netherlands), of which it was a part. One year after the Dutch surrender to England in 1664, New Jersey was organized as an English colony under Gov. Philip Carteret

In 1676 the colony was divided between Carteret and a company of English Quakers who had obtained the rights belonging to John, Lord Berkeley. New Jersey became a united crown colony in 1702, administered by the royal governor of New York. Finally, in 1738, New Jersey was separated from New York under its own royal governor, Lewis Morris. Because of its key location between New York City and Philadelphia, New Jersey saw much fighting during the American Revolution.


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