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Residents thinking of leaving NJ hits new high in Quality of Life Index

Gov. Phil Murphy signs small business relief legislation, joined by state Sen. Vin Gopal, Assemblyman Roy Freiman, Long Branch Mayor John Pallone, New Jersey Economic Development Authority CEO Tim Sullivan, and WindMill Hot Dogs Owner Rena Levine Levy on June 22, 2021.

“It’s a bit of a head-scratcher. Positive ratings of New Jersey as a place to live have ticked up a bit. But so has the sense that people want to get out of here someday. One possible explanation is that residents appreciate the benefits that New Jersey has to offer, but the cost of living does not make it sustainable in the long run,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, which runs the annual survey.

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