The prospect of moving in itself can be daunting, let alone considering moving to somewhere like New York City. If you haven’t ever lived there, there is much to know before you contemplate the big move. Of course, it sounds exciting, and Hollywood (interestingly) has romanticized it so that just the thought of being there is thrilling. After all, It is the hub of every culture, food, and entertainment available. How could it not be exciting? It takes common sense, money, and planning to make this big leap, but if you can get through the settling-in season, what follows may just be everything you hoped it would be. Of course, ensuring you have a job waiting is the first thing you should take into consideration. The next, obviously, is housing, which is a little trickier than you may think. Finally, what should you do about your car?
You may think with all of the people in New York City, that the job opportunities would be limited. This is not necessarily true. Because of the unemployment rate, employers are working hard to find new employees. This is especially true in some the new companies emerging. First take a look at all of theto find some amazing benefits, perks, and salaries. Additionally, check out some of the traditional occupations that still need plenty of help
- Hospitality in entertainment, food, hotels, and museums
- Construction in plumbing, architects, labor, and electrical
- Healthcare in homes, hospitals, and walk-in clinics
- Corporate in advertising, reception, and administration
These industries are booming and the need for competent employees is ever growing.
You have heard offees when you are trying to purchase a house. Did you know that in many cases, you may pay broker fees to just rent an apartment in New York City? There are ways around the fees if you can find a private landlord or someone wanting a roommate. But be careful of fraud. Regardless, strongly consider a roommate of your own, because the cost to rent is very high. Owners require renters to earn up to 50 times their rent, annually. Be prepared with good credit, a good job, and probably a good roommate. Other things to consider are
- Local shops for groceries and quality produce
- Schools close by, if applicable
- Subway and parking accessibility
- Nightlife and the area at night in general around your apartment
In many towns and cities, having a car is as much of a necessity as having a home. In New York City, it is almost more of a hassle than a luxury. Parking is a lengthy and frustrating task, as well as expensive. With all of the public transportation and so much within walking distance, it might be a better plan to ditch the car payments and interest and use that money for renting a nice apartment.
Do it! Make the exciting move to that beautiful city. When you do, just plan ahead with a good job. Once you land that, do your research, consider giving up your car, and find a nice place to settle into so you can see, taste, and smell all that that new world has to offer.