After giving it a little thought, without knowing your situation it is hard to know how to recommend NJ. If you are thinking of going to graduate school at Rutgers, I would give it a big thumbs up. You would be just a quick 15$ train ride from Philly and NYC, which is an experience like no other.
If you have kids and family and you find yourself doing mostly outdoor activities in Utah, I would have reservations about recommending it. There would be exceptions to this too, like if you have teenage kids and they are very involved with music, theatre or the arts.