Reasons to Love Living in NYC

New York City is a fantastic location to call home; it has a buzz and energy like no other. WE also know that New York City is a city of many contrasts and extremes. If you are wondering whether you should make a move and need convincing, here are some of the reasons people love living in NYC.

The Neighbourhoods

Although New York is a huge city because it is grouped into neighbourhoods, you get what many people have said reminds them of small-town living.

The districts have their characters and personalities stocked full of culture and uniqueness where you are sure to find the perfect neighbourhood for you.

But the truth is that finding the best place to live in a city like New York will depend on your personality and lifestyle. And if you find a neighbourhood with fine public transport links, it will always help.

From Coney Island to the Bronx, the Lower East Side and Brooklyn Heights, these areas will give you the ideal place to call home.

Believe it or not, these can be ideal areas to find quite affordable studio apartments in the big apple. According to recent research by Zumper, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in New York is currently $2,490. This is a 17% decrease compared to the previous year.

Finding a perfect home in a small space is always an excuse to get creative and save some money. So, why not give it a go? That must be the most popular option when it comes to finding a perfect spot to live in the concrete jungle where the dreams are made of.  The time is now to make your research and move.

The Landmarks

There are very few places that are so packed with landmarks that tourists love to see. Living in New York City means these places are on your doorstep and at the weekends you can take time to explore without needing to go far from home.

From the Empire State Building to Grand Central station, the Statue of Liberty and Saint Paul’s cathedral, there is just so much incredible history and architecture to immerse yourself in and enjoy. Take a stroll through Central Park or head to the Guggenheim. There is just so much to do here.

The Diversity

New York City is a whole collection of a culture where approximately 36% of locals hailed from other countries worldwide and fell in love with this magnificent city.

It is incredible to be a part of such a culturally diverse location. It is estimated that over 800 languages are spoken, so do take the time to hear the New York story from people you meet whether they are locals, transplants, or immigrants.

The Convenience

The city that never sleeps, of course, this is true of many large cities across the globe, but whatever you want, New York can offer precisely when you need it. From restaurants open for dinner at midnight to nail bars ready to pamper you at the crack of dawn.

Everything you will ever need is within a few short blocks of your apartment from the pet store, grocery store, drugstore and importantly, the wine shop. NYC equals New York Convenience.

The Entertainment

From the excitement of a Broadway show to standing shoulder to shoulder with a celebrity in a local convenience store, there is simply so much going on in the way of entertainment in New York City.

In a New York minute as the song says Everything can change and things can get strange.

But there is so much to see and do you could live here for years and never fit it all in. A short subway ride away sees you head into the country; you can head to a jazz club, the funfair, and so much more.

New York City is undoubtedly one of the best places to call home, and once you have lived here for a while, you will never want to leave. It is a genuine buzz that gets right under your skin and makes you fall in love.

Simone Ribeiro
I'm a Brazilian journalist based in West Midlands. In Brazil, I have worked with International Trade and Logistics publications.

Now in the UK, I keep writing and I dedicate myself to a new project : Midlands Trade - a blog focused on business in Europe and Brazil. It's also supporting small businesses throughout the #MeetTheBusiness.

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