I'm in the process of relocating to the NYC area and it looks like I'm going to spend $500k at a minimum to get a house there. The only saving grace is that I'm moving from the Boston area which is just as insane with regard to cost of living. I guess that's why I got the job. Candidates from most other parts of the country would just not be able to swing the housing cost - unless they want to live in Bronx or Queens.
I've been looking in areas around Greenwich, CT; Tarrytown, NY and Ramsey, NJ and see endless neighborhoods of million dollar homes. I wonder how it can be that so many people can afford to live there but apparently it is being done. NYC might be on the decline but it's still the largest metro area in the country by far.
I get it. It’s just a shame you have to stay in a part of the country that was once the cradle of liberty, now a bastion of liberalism. I know there’s lots of folks in the northeast that, if circumstances permitted, would be long gone. Good luck with the move, house hunting and your job.
posted on 05/26/2014 9:03:45 AM PDT
(Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
Paramus, NJ has low property taxes due to all the malls. Ho-Ho-Kus has lower property taxes due to not having a high school to support. Glen Rock is a charming little town with good schools and excellent train service to NY.
There really is no such thing as "affordable" in North Jersey.
posted on 05/26/2014 10:11:58 AM PDT
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