I moved to New Jersey a few years back, and I was shocked how the state is actually more beautiful than it gets credit for. I settled on Woodbridge because it was so close to my new job, I didn't realize at the time I was literally in the middle of everything. Living in Woodbridge allows me to slip into New York by way of tunnel or bridge in minutes.
The best areas in Woodbridge are the smaller restaurants. if you know where to look, there are little dining establishments hidden all over the city, offering the best meals from a variety of cultures. Shopping is amazing, you can ride into Manhattan if you want to spoil yourself, or hit the Garden State Parkway and stop at a number of premium outlet malls.
I didn't even mention how close Woodbridge is to the best beaches all along the Jersey Shore. I can be at Long Branch, Seaside, or Point Pleasant beaches, all within a half hour.