Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Reasons to Move to New York

New York City comprises five districts, Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Queens.

But, don’t let this number deceive you! US Census Bureau reveals that approximately 8,398,748 million people live in the city. This population count makes the city one of the most dense cities in the United States of America. What then does this mean? A city as big as this holds more promises than a sparsely populated one.

If you’re considering a move whether cross-country, an intrastate, or an interstate move, here’s what our movers from Boston to New York say are the top 10 reasons to move to New York.

1. Culture

Here’s a fact, New York is a city filled with cultures from all corners of the world. Statistics also reveal that over forty percent of the population are foreigners. This multi-ethnic population of the city makes its culture one of the most diverse and eclectic anywhere. From the hip nightlife to the theatre, dance, music, sports literature, art, and cuisines, every part of artistic feeling has a piece of its origin from around the world.

2. Possibilities

When it comes to unlimited and boundless possibilities, New York offers its residents a breadth of experience to achieve their dreams. No wonder it's called the city of dreams. In New York, all you have to do is aim high and watch your dreams come to life with endless openings available for you, whether in the theatre, music industry, Broadway, tech industry, or business market. Gotham is one area that accounts for these many opportunities.

Talk about employment opportunities, and you find that there's always something for you to do. Statistics even record that over one million businesses exist in the city. What then does this mean? From suit jobs to tech integrated businesses and restaurants, you never run out of employment options to choose from.

3. Diversity

One of the most compelling features of NYC is that you meet cool people everyday from all corners of the world. Today, there’re over four million immigrants and transplants in the city, and the fun part, you hear over eight hundred different languages spoken here due to the city's diverse nature. In all, living in this city there's always a chance you meet someone from a different ethnic background and race.

4. Energy

In NYC, every where is lively. There’s never a chance to get depressed. No wonder New Yorkers rank first on cities with contagious enthusiasm and vivacity. If you’ve never been to the city before, you want to prepare yourself for the fast-paced, hustle and bustle routine, busy traffic, round-the-clock way of life, and ingeniousness of New Yorkers. No wonder it is called “the city that never sleeps.”

Businesses operations from pharmacy to fitness houses, restaurants, malls, spas, and even bars stay open into the wee hours of the night. So, if you have a late night crisis, you’re never far from the next best store and leisure spot to oblige your need.  

5. Inspiration

Alicia Keys says no truer word when she says that in New York, the s will make you feel brand, and big lights will inspire you. If you’re an artist looking for a new muse, go outside your house, walk down your New York neighborhood, and you never know, you might just find inspiration from the streets, walkways, central park, memorial monuments, café, and even the train station.

6. Convenience

A spa service for your beauty night sleep? A late dinner date at midnight? An early morning manicure? Moving to New York means you can get almost everything you want at any time. Convenience might just be one of the strong point of the city that has pushed its economy to the forefront of global development. Only a ten-minute walk from your home, and you easily hit the club, drug store, grocery store, restaurant, and even the bar at anytime.

7. Neighborhoods

Clusters of small neighborhoods and towns form this big city of New York. The best part, every neighborhood has its distinct characteristics and personalities. So, you can easily choose one that fits your personality. Considering moving to New York? Neighborhoods like Astoria, Brooklyn Heights, Bronx Little Italy, Coney Island, Harlem, Lower East Side, and Staten Island have characters, personalities, and cultures you just might like.

8. Variety

There’s more to what meets the eye in NYC. If you get bored, spend some time sightseeing through tourist destinations, or visit the early planned communities in Queens Lined to see how uptown the city feels. Tired of eating the local pizzeria, you can get signature pizza delicacies from different restaurants. What about the metro station? You never have take the subway every day. Take a bus, ride a bike or order an Uber. In New York, there’s always something for you to do.

9. Shopping

If you're a cloth, antique, or art lover, the shopping options in this city are sure to please you. From fashion brands like Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, the Brook brothers, and Michael Kors, you never have to worry about what to wear at home, to the office, night party, dinner date, or a wedding party. Shopping in New York City is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.

10. Food

New York cuisine is filled with a plethora of bold dishes from various ethnic groups around the world. Enjoy the sweet taste of hot dogs, Delmonico steak, Walldorf salad, baked pretzels, New York style pizza, bagel, cheesecake, Manhattan clam chowder, and many other food varieties? New York has all and more to offer. The best part, you never have to worry about eating in a chain restaurant again. The city offers you various hangouts to fill you with delicious meals.

Moving to a new city like NY can be life changing. But, it’sa move definitely worth it. From finding countless opportunities to getting inspiration for your next new artistic piece, shopping for high end clothes, meeting cool people and tasting new signature cuisines, you’ll never get tired of this big city.