Two in five New Jersey 50+ voters have considered leaving the state to relocate elsewhere in the past year, according to a new survey commissioned by AARP.
Among other results in the survey, which is part of a report showing New Jersey’s high property taxes and cost of living on older voters, 83% said they are likely to move out of state.
Seventy-five percent said lower property taxes were their top reason to move, followed by 73% who cited the cost of living in New Jersey. Another 44% listed better weather as their top reason to move, while 41% said they seek a better government.
AARP also said 78% of respondents said property tax relief should be the top priority for policymakers in the current legislative session.
To see the AARP’s full summary, click here.