rossmosh85 t1_j9u97jo wrote

Central Jersey falls between 78 and 195. So if you want to talk North, Central, or South, you're in Central Jersey.

Talking to people from NJ, you'd say you're from the Highlands, which people will immediately know. If you're talking about where you live to people from out of the area, I'd say something like "The central coast of NJ on the bay, about an hour on the ferry to NYC"