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What to factor in your decision to move to New York?

June 6, 2018

So you’ve played around with the idea and are considering a possible move to New York. Moving to such a center of culture as the Big Apple can definitely be a rewarding decision, but certainly not one to be taken lightly. Moving there will ensure limitless possibilities for entertainment, as well as studying and career opportunities. And you will most certainly find everything your heart desires hidden in some corner or another of the city (if not in plain sight). Here are some aspects to be aware of as you are planning out this new adventure:

First off, and probably the most obvious one, make certain this is something you want to do. Take your time about this one, there’s usually no need to rush into such an important decision. Research the city and be aware of what it might offer you, maybe even plan a trip in order to familiarize yourself with the city. Make the time to talk to some natives. Maybe you have friends that have moved to New York recently and can share in their experience or even relatives that have lived there for their entire lives. They can help you figure out all the pros and cons of this decision.

What a move to New York means

Once you’ve decided this is the right thing for you to do, you will probably want to make sure your livelihood is ensured, before actually moving to New York City. In this sense, scout the job market ahead of time. Send out your CV to any prospective employers. But be certain to specify you are planning to move to the Big Apple soon, as most employers will want somebody local. Also worth mentioning is that you should consider having some money in the bank when deciding to move to New York. The move itself will most likely be costly. But being the metropolis that it is, NYC can be a bit more on the expensive side than a provincial little town.

Last, but not least in any way, would be finding proper accommodations. Remember that trip we talked about earlier to scout the city? This is where it can come in handy. It’s useless to state that NYC is a huge city and moving there can be overwhelming. If you do plan to visit the city ahead of time, make sure to do your homework beforehand. Look up the neighbourhoods that would seem the most inviting to you. Afterwards, actually visit them to get a feel for them. After you’ve decided in what part of the city you’d actually imagine yourself living, the nitty-gritty part starts: the actual search for apartments.

There’s myriads of ways of doing this, from using Craigslist ads or various websites created for this purpose or brokers. When checking out possible places, consider the commute you will have to make to work and other places of interest. Make sure the place is well connected, having bus stops nearby or subway stations. Once you do find a place you like and seems to fit your needs, don’t hesitate for long. Good places go off the market crazy fast, so you have to make your move just as fast.

And remember. If you’re thinking about moving to the Big Apple, give us a call. Empire Movers’ team of trained professionals is here for you anytime.