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Does It Count? The People Speak On The LBI Line

Our fearless shore leader got in a bit of a scape with the commenters on this blog when she made her case as to why LBI is part of the Central/North Jersey shore and not the South Jersey shore.

Given that we employ her, we have to lean in her direction. Given arguments on both sides of the line, we’ll state the case for both:

LBI is North Jersey:

  • Called “The Poor Man’s Hamptons”
  • More Yankees and Mets fans than Phillies fans, an alliance rivaled only by Wildwood (though Wildwood NY fans are haters from North Philadelphia)
  • Above the Atlantic City Expressway
  • Not a traditional Philadelphia vacation spot

LBI is in South Jersey

  • South of I-195
  • Has beaches within towns with silly names
  • All of Medford vacations there
  • Look at a map

Comment away.

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