In North Jersey, which has generally higher population density, more heavy industry and congestion, you will have your entertainment, news and sports oriented more towards the New York City metropolitan area. In South Jersey, with less dense areas and most of the vacation shoreline, you tend to be oriented towards the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley metropolitan area for your entertainment, news and sports. The term, "South Jersey", has it's own cultural, social, marketing and economic identity, separate from the rest of the state.
This difference also extends into how Real Estate transactions are done: in the North, all Real Estate transactions require lawyers for both sides; in the South, standard transactions involving residential homes, or multi-family dwellings with 4 units or less, rarely involve a lawyer (although there is an automatic 3-day attorney review period during which either or both sides can consult a lawyer).
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