Is New Jersey A Good Place To Live If You Want To Live A Nice Long Life?
There is a lot going for us here in New Jersey, but there is also a lot working against us, so just how good is it to live in New Jersey if you're worried about life expectancy?
Let's start with some of the good things about living in the Garden State, and I always like to start this conversation with the people.
We might not be the most polite people, or the most delicate, and people from outside New Jersey might not get us, but deep down, we are the most caring and kindest people on the planet and we are always there to help those in need.
New Jersey is home to the nicest people on the planet, and when you combine that with all the healthy fun we enjoy at our parks, beaches, and boardwalks, those things have to be a plus when it comes to life expectancy.
We also have great health care here in New Jersey, and that makes all the difference in the world as well.
However, and you knew there would be a however, we live in an incredibly congested area, we pay high prices for everything, we deal with traffic and construction all the time, and everyone is always in a hurry. So there is a bit of stress.
You might be surprised, however, to find out that despite all the things working against us in New Jersey, our life expectancy here in the Garden State is in the top half of the nation.
It turns out, that according to a report in Daily Mail, New Jersey ranks 16th in the nation, with a life expectancy of 77.5 years.
The top state in the nation, Hawaii has a life expectancy of 80.7 years, and the life expectancy of 72.8 years in West Virginia is the worst in the nation.