The New Jersey Hall of Fame highlights Garden State citizens who have completed tremendous accomplishments throughout the years. These people might have once lived in New Jersey or still do today. The New Jersey Hall of Fame says, "The people we celebrate have overcome every imaginable obstacle and challenge. They have survived war, overcome the bleakness of poverty, conquered fear, disability, and rebounded from untold rejections and failure."

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As we know, big names like Meryl Streep, James Gandolfini, Bruce Springsteen, Job Bon Jovi, and John Travolta are in the New Jersey Hall of Fame. For this article, I'm going to switch it up, I was surprised to see some of these names on the list... who would have thought! I am happy to share this... These are 20 people you never knew were in the New Jersey Hall of Fame...

20 People You Never Knew Were In The New Jersey Hall Of Fame

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Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in New Jersey using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

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