Living in New York - Frequently Asked Questions

The center for global finance, fashion, music, theatre, food, and for some perhaps most importantly – shopping, New York City is one of the most well-known cities on the planet! But does having it all make New York a good place to live? Home to millions on the island of Manhattan alone, life in New York is not for everyone. So, how do you know if moving to New York City will right for you? Here are some pros and cons to consider when thinking of a move to New York City.

The Pros

The job opportunities are a big plus. Few places offer more chances to enter the fashion, advertising, finance, marketing, or tech industries than in New York. The NYC subway system and those unmistakable yellow taxis make getting around the city reasonably easy. And despite what the many TV crime dramas may lead you to believe, the city is much safer today than it has been in years past. The "Big Apple" (as it is known) is a cultural haven for foodies, theatre buffs, businessmen and women, and vacationers from around the world. After all, New York is the city that never sleeps.

The Cons

The cost of living in New York city is high. With such high demand for properties and a limited supply of available properties (to rent or to buy), the cost of living in NYC can make life stressful at times. If considering a move to New York, be sure to budget extra money for groceries, utilities, and the occasional night out on top of your rent. Also, while the job market is large, it is super competitive which can make finding a new job difficult if you are new to the city.

After making the move to New York and adjusting to the speed of the city, you may find the hustle and bustle familiar and not so troublesome. The many tourist attractions and endless supply of events keep New York in the news and makes everyday an exciting new adventure for all to enjoy.

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