We’re Number 5!

Roadsnacks, a N.C. firm that  uses data, analytics, and a sense of humor to determine the dirt on places across the country, put together the “The 10 Drunkest Cities In New Jersey” and Highlands made the # 5 place on the list.

Having the 31st most liquor stores in a small town doesn’t sound that impressive. But keep in mind, we looked at more than 250 cities in New Jersey.

Highlands is close enough to Red Bank that the drunk people can most likely walk back and forth between the cities. Some probably do.

Highlands is home to director Kevin Smith, who undoubtedly based his drunken and stoned comedy style on growing up in this part of the state.”

The criteria they used to determine this:

  • Number of bars and pubs per capita
  • Number of wineries per capita
  • Number of liquor stores per capita
  • Each city’s drunk related tweets within the last week
  • Each city’s divorce rate

For geo-located tweets, they measured the following raw number of tweets that came from within a city’s general area with the following hashtags:  “#Drunk, #Party, #Beer, #Wine and #Cocktails” within a one week time frame.

To see the complete list click here

It could be worse, we could be on their 10 worst places to live in N.J.