Before making the move to what is arguably the greatest city in the entire world, there are a few key things that prospective New Yorkers ought to know first. Like, for example, the fact that living in New York means being able to live car free—which saves a ton of money in the long term as well as the short term. Those considering a move should also take the time to really explore and understand what the different neighborhoods in the city have to offer, and which might be the best fit per the individual’s needs. However, at the same time, don’t wait too long before snatching up a space that looks desirable, because if you don’t someone else will, sooner rather than later.
- The fact that there are plenty of transportation choices in New York means that a car is not a necessity
- Not having a car in New York can be a positive to your bank account no monthly payments means more money in the bank
- there are plenty of apartments to rent in New York but being ready to buy on the spot will help because these apartments do get snatched up quick
“Despite its somewhat negative image in movies and the news, the subway system here is one of the best, most extensive, and least expensive in the world. This vast transportation network of trains is complemented nicely by dozens of bus lines (especially handy for long crosstown trips) and thousands of yellow cabs trolling the streets at all times, day and night.”