Have you ever thought about moving to Manhattan? Living in New York is a dream for many, a nightmare for others but I bet you that most people wish they knew what you are about to find out in this article, before hiring a moving company to help them relocate.
State to State Move has been in the long distance moving business for years, and we have learned so many lesson along the way, thus, we will be sharing valuable insights for you, if you are indeed moving to Manhattan.
Relationships Are Hard to Maintain
Generally, people tend to move to New York for short term periods to go to school, for job, just for a change of pace. It’s easy to make friends but you will be surprised that your routine will allow you to keep just a handful of them. Don’t even get started with dating or relationships, that’s why people say “No one moves to New York to find love”. People in New York think of marriage as something that would get in the way of their careers.
Don’t Let the Night Life Distract You
Don’t get me wrong, young people in Manhattan love going out. This is something you’ll quickly discover as soon as you move to New York. You’ll be shocked at the amount of bars, clubs, happy hours and free events. This is overwhelming and it can distract you.
That’s why I say, if you move here and you like to go out, pace yourself because too much party can get you out of the real reasons why you moved there.
There’s More to New York than Manhattan or New York City
Most new residents in Manhattan make a mistake. They barely go above 14th street unless they have a major reason to do so. But as you start to explore more, you’ll find that the horizon has much more to offer than Manhattan.
You got to visit places like Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, Jackson Heights in Queens, Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. You can find incredible opportunities, food and culture that if you just limit your horizon you’ll be doing yourself such a disservice in that personal bubble.
Your Immediate Area is Sacred
Unless you start to live in Manhattan, you’ll never have a clue about the fact that the 10 block radius that surrounds your apartment is sacred; Especially if you’re working a lot. You’re going to get to know all the local delis, restaurants, bars, etc. You’ll appreciate having a 24/7 CVS within your local perimeter, a subway stop within a short walk of your home.
Basically, what we’re trying to tell you is that “where you live and what surrounds you is a manifestation of who you are internally”. So, you better make sure that your surrounding has something you want to do.
Rooftops Are The Best Escape in the City
By this, I don’t refer to overpriced rooftops bars. All apartment buildings have them, so you may or may not be allowed up there, but if you happen to get access to your own apartment or at friend’s place, there’s no better spot to be on a warm night. You’ll feel like you own the city.