I grew up in Lodi, NJ and I love it here. Our town is never really known for anything unless we flood, which happens every other weekend. We are a fairly small town, and we are one of the most diverse places ever. We literally have all types of ethnicities here, and we all seem to get along pretty well. We aren't the richest town ever, and the fact that we flood so frequently certainly doesn't help. But we do live right outside of NY, so that's a pretty big plus!