In a recent report on the best states to live in in the U.S.A., New Jersey ranks among the best.

The report, published bu U.S. News & World Report ranked all the states to come up with their list. New Jersey was certainly not at the very top. Massachusetts topped the list, followed by New Hampshire, Minnesota, North Dakota and Washington in that order.

New Jersey, did however make it into the top 15, which seems to be a rarity for us in these type of reports. New Jersey ranked at #14 for best states in the nation, and that's not too bad, right?

The report cited the fact that New Jersey is near the top of the nation in healthcare and ranks second in education. Putting us ahead of our neighbors New York (17), Delaware (20) and Pennsylvania (30).

If you love New Jersey, you know we rarely do well on these reprts, so an occasional "victory" isn't a bad thing. And yes, 14th place is a victory. Baby steps!