I have been born in raised in New York, but to be specific Brooklyn. I have seen it all from the big buildings to the 5 foot parks that are put in. I have walked over almost all of the bridges and have visited the top of the empire state buildings. Now is it as good as people say it is or is it just as stressful as being at work?
New York is one of the busiest cities in the world of over 8 million in such a small space. This can make getting around such a problem and that is one of my complaints with highly over populated cities. If you want to travel anywhere more than 2 miles you would be crazy to drive unless you can ensure there is parking. Walking to different areas can also be a hassle if it is a highly populated area. This means that you can barely walk without be slowed down by someone in front of you or getting knocked into by people on their cell phones not paying attention.
Being in the city itself is a whole different story, but it still has its downfalls. If you live in the city you will only have to commute for a few minutes as there is a train on every block, but don’t think about getting a car cause you will pay thousands a year just to keep it in a parking lot, because the chances of you finding parking are slim to none.
If you ever think of owning a home in New York City you better start saving at 20. Houses in run down neighborhoods where you will probably only get more than a 5 square foot box will cost you over half a million dollars!
The city does have its perk of course and I do think there are so many reasons to stay. As I said before you will never need to own a car cause there is a bus on every corner and the trains can get you to the same place in the same amount of time for only $2.75 a pop.
Want a sandwich at 2 in the morning? Yes, you can get a sandwich at a corner store at any time of the day and you most likely never be unsatisfied with the taste. Usually, everything in New York is open extended hours since there is so many people to feed and so much business.
Lastly, living in New York gives you this sense of belonging with so many people. There is always someone to talk to and always new things to be seen. I feel like living in the country for me would be too quiet that I would be more worried. New York City will forever be my home.