New Jersey is a state that has a pretty big personality.

And why wouldn't we?

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We are very passionate about the state that we call home, and there's nothing wrong with that!

From our beaches to our small towns to the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries that can be found all over the Garden State there's a lot to love about Jersey.

Did I mention the food?

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Photo by Nik Owens on Unsplash

I mean, between the pizza, seafood, and Italian food alone there are so many options!

So when you take all of that into consideration, it's no surprise that Jersey has a pretty big personality.

Recently though, a national publication ranked the small towns in Jersey that have some of the biggest personalities.

These are some towns that have a lot to offer visitors, have a rich history, and always have something going on that'll make people want to visit.

The towns mentioned were all over the state; from Bergen County to Hunterdon County and everywhere in between.

I'll be honest, I was surprised that there was only one town from Ocean County that made the list!

So, What New Jersey Small Towns Have The Most Personality?

In total, 8 small towns made the list.

They made the list based on what the town had to offer in terms of dining, shopping, nightlife, and history.

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Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash

According to the experts at Thrillist, these 8 New Jersey towns have the biggest personalities in the state;

  1. Palisades Park
  2. Rutherford
  3. Millburn
  4. Red Bank
  5. Clinton
  6. Lambertville
  7. Vernon
  8. Tuckerton

As I mentioned, I was a little disappointed that only one town from Ocean County made the list.

Do you agree with this list? What NJ town do you think has the most personality? Let me know at

In the meant time, these are some small NJ towns you may want to stay away from.

20 New Jersey Towns You Should Absolutely Stay Away From

Money Inc. released its rundown of the "Worst Places to Live in New Jersey." According to the article, they based their findings on crime and unemployment rates, and average household income. There are silver linings to each town as you will see.

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