Relocating from Boston to NYC
Moving from Boston to NYC has its specifics, things that you should know when you’re attempting such a big step contained in such a short drive (about 4 hours). Finding the right apartment for your needs, transporting all of your possessions, and finally introducing yourself to a new environment takes time, patience and, sadly, a large financial investment. In the end it will all depend on your enthusiasm and your thirst for adventure may remain the one thing to get you through the hard relocation. But let’s not get carried away, in this article we are going to take note of a few nooks and crannies that moving to the Big Apple from Boston can possess.
Manage your finances carefully
New York can be a tricky place, especially when it comes to your budget. The biggest expense you will have to endure in NYC is probably the rent. With rents of over $2,500 Manhattan is one of the most expensive places to live in the US. The second biggest expense you will face is having a car – which you can easily skip as the city has a great public transportation system. Food and apparel are also a big money sink, so plan carefully. The best thing you could do to find an affordable home is to hire a real estate specialist, familiar with NYC price ranges and neighborhoods.
Getting used to smaller spaces
Yes, you should expect that living in the greatest city on Earth has its drawbacks – a major one being the lack of space. If renting an apartment in Manhattan, especially in the older buildings, be ready to face tiny boxed rooms and apartments the size of 1 regular room. The lack of space is a major problem in the older parts of the city, forcing people to rent estates further away from the popular, central areas. On the plus side – sharing a small apartment with a roommate can be very cost-effective and you can acquire a luxury home without spending too much.
NYC, being the capital of world culture, has many things to offer to both tourist and denizens of the city. Coming from Boston you are bound to discover many more museums and galleries of astounding cultural value. Also, clubs and bars in Boston are famous for closing early – NYC, on the other hand, is not called the “city that never sleeps” for nothing! Party all night with people from all around the world! Leaving Boston also means leaving all of the college parties and wild nights behind, but hey, you can meet a lot of young professionals in NYC and trust me – you will enjoy your nights out, albeit they might get a little crowded.
Traffic in NYC
… is a nightmare. But hey, there is nothing like cruising the streets of the greatest city in the world, admiring the buildings, appreciating the very essence of the heart of urban development. For an optimal experience we recommend you hire a limousine to take you directly from Boston and drive you to NYC through a scenic route for your viewing pleasure. Cruising the New York streets in the evening, when traffic loosens, in a luxurious vehicle, sipping on your favorite drink, in the company of your spouse or friend – that has to be one of the best ways to get familiar with the city you are about to move to.