|New Jersey websites about places to go, things to do, vacation information, sports links, facts about the state, destinations, golf, business, and more. New Jersey has the highest population density and the second highest median income of any state in the United States.
New Jersey, an area of wide industrial diversification, is known as the Crossroads of the East. Products from over 15,000 factories can be delivered overnight to almost 60 million people, representing 12 states and the District of Columbia. Software and software related companies account for nearly 2,700 companies in New Jersey.
The greatest single industry is chemicals; New Jersey is one of the foremost research centers in the world. Many large oil refineries are located in northern New Jersey. Other important manufactured items are pharmaceuticals, instruments, machinery, electrical goods, and apparel.
Productive farmland covers nearly one million acres, about 20% of New Jersey's land area. The state ranks high in the production of almost all garden vegetables, as well as cranberries, blueberries, and peaches. Poultry, dairy products, and seafood are also top commodities.
Tourism is the second-largest industry in New Jersey. The state has numerous resort areas on 127 mi of Atlantic coastline. Yesterday meets today along the historic streets of Cape May, the oldest and most beloved seashore town on the East Coast. Picturesque Cape May holds the distinction of being the oldest seashore resort in the United States and one of the most unique. New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the U.S. located in Elizabeth.
In 1977, New Jersey voters approved legislation allowing legalized casino gambling in Atlantic City. Atlantic City has the longest boardwalk in the world. Atlantic City is where the origianl street names came from for the game monopoly. The first Drive-In Movie theatre was opened in Camden.
Points of interest include the Delaware Water Gap, the Edison National Historic Site in West Orange, Princeton University, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, and the N.J. State Aquarium in Camden.
Jack Nicholson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Redman, Das EFX, Naughty by Nature, Sugar Hill Gang, Lords of the Underground, Jason Alexander, Queen Latifa, Shaq, Judy Blume, Arron Burr, Whitney Houston, Eddie Money, Frank Sinatra, Grover Cleveland, all New Jersey natives.
Fort Dix is named for Major General John Adams Dix, a veteran of the War of 1812 and the Civil War. During his distinguished public career, he was a United States Senator, Secretary of the Treasury, Minister to France and Governor of New York.
The first tin-foil phonograph developed by Thomas Edison was crude, but it proved his point-- that sound could be recorded and played back. Thomas Edison had phonograph demonstrations and became world-renowned as the "Wizard of Menlo Park" for this invention.The light bulb and the motion picture projector werealso invented by Thomas Edison in his Menlo Park laboratory.
See a sunrise over 127 miles of beautiful, white beaches, savor the breathtaking view from hot air ballooning and paddle through our vast waterways. New Jerseys rich blend of history, unique geography, activities and entertaining opportunities provide residents and tourists alike with something to suit every taste, whim and pleasure.