New Jersey has some of everything. Even on the 'Sopranos', you see Tony driving on the Turnpike, through industrial Elizabeth, and on to his, obviously expensive, suburban home. In some episodes, bodies are dropped off in the forested Pine Barrens.
NJ has many farms that grow fruits and vegetables, such as blueberries, cranberries, tomatoes and peppers. Parts of New Jersey are overrun by deer and bears, other parts are overrun by seagulls and still others are only overrun by pigeons.
New Jersey also has a thriving beach season (May - September), along its extensive coast.
Much of the pharmaceutical industry is in New Jersey, including Johnson and Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis, Novartis, Pfizer, Merck, Hoffman-LaRoche, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Parts of New Jersey serve as suburbs to New York City, and other parts serve as suburbs to Philadelphia.
While Newark is the 4th poorest city in the U.S., and Camden is often listed as the most dangerous, it is easy to avoid these cities, and New Jersey has the second highest per capita income of the the states.
New Jersey, also, is one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse states in the country, making it very interesting, every day.
Not a bad place to be