Have you ever tried searching for a needle in a haystack? Jokes aside, it’s a pretty good example of how it feels searching for the best New York City area to live in − with so many completely different neighborhoods, it’s not exactly easy to find The One. Even the most seasoned New Yorker can have a hard time picking the best neighborhood to call home. That’s why in today’s video Dumbo Movers wanted to share some of their top picks, and hopefully, give you an idea about your next best New York City area to move to. We have some suggestions on where to look and hopefully find exactly what you need.
So let’s get straight to the first neighborhood on our today’s list – the West Village. The reason why we’re starting with this neighborhood is that it gives you a pretty relaxed vibe, and we’ll all agree that with the recent pandemic and so much stress, we could really use some of that chill-out atmosphere. It lends itself to a leisurely pace, so you should definitely check it out if you need to slow down a bit. This neighborhood has a bit of European charm, thanks to its cobblestone streets, tiny green parks, and hidden courtyards. The West Village gives you dozens of charming restaurants, small shops, jazz clubs, piano bars, and cafes spill out onto sidewalks, pleasing everyone – from well-heeled professionals to NYC students. And don’t think you won’t find entertainment here because there’s actually plenty in this laid-back neighborhood.
Lower East Side
Now if you’re not looking for a quiet place to hang your hat, then the second area on our list may be what you need. We’re talking about Lower East Side, which of course, isn’t exactly under the radar, but there are good reasons for that. There’s a lot to appreciate from the amazing nightlife scene and lots of live music to trendy bars and art galleries. This eclectic neighborhood has a ton of history and architecture representing the fact that it was a hot spot for European immigrants in the late 19th to early 20th century. You’ll find mostly low and mid-rise walk-ups and while you will pay dearly for the privilege of living on the Lower East Side, you may find it worth it considering all the perks.
Our pick number three has to do with affordability – we’re talking about Inwood. Located between the Hudson and Harlem rivers, at the tippy top of Manhattan, this area makes it relatively convenient to reach Midtown Manhattan. Inwood maintains a comparatively low-key atmosphere since there are no skyscrapers and you’ll mostly find five or six-story buildings. Nature is nothing else than poetic because this affordable Manhattan neighborhood is located next to Inwood Hill Park, one of the most amazing green spaces in New York City with a surprising amount of wildlife. While you won’t find much if you’re looking for an amazing nightlife scene, Inwood still makes a pretty good choice if you want to have access to green spaces and pay affordable rent. In case you’re also thinking about moving to an affordable area near NYC, check out this video.
The Upper East Side
The next New York City area to move to takes us east of Central Park. The Upper East Side is one of the wealthiest and most desired city’s neighborhoods, with refined culture, amazing shopping, and some of the world’s most iconic real estate. The location allows you access to Central Park’s best spots as well as the constant culture at your fingertips − Museum Mile home to some of the finest museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum alongside gems like Neue Galerie and the Frick Collection. When it comes to the housing market, the quiet and lush Upper East Side is welcoming to diverse budgets, so expect to find anything from luxury doorman buildings to more affordable apartments further east.
By the way, don’t forget you’ll need a trustworthy mover to help you with moving to the NYC neighborhood of your choice. When the time comes, go ahead and give us a shout so we could chat about your upcoming relocation and create a personalized moving plan. You can reach us by phone or email – we’ll leave our contact details in the description box below. Of course, we’ll provide a free moving quote as well so don’t hesitate to reach out while searching for the best NYC area to move to.
Battery Park City
Ok, so let’s move on to our pick number five. This neighborhood makes a good place to live in if your idea of perfection has something to do with high-class rises overlooking the Hudson River. Battery Park City gives you two things that may seem impossible to have when living in New York City – a short walk from Wall Street and small-town charm. Sitting among lush plantings, this spacious neighborhood gives you plenty of upscale boutiques and eateries and it makes a perfect place for families with children as well. Battery Park is constantly ranked as one of the safest neighborhoods so all this makes it one of the best spots in NYC to call home. Although it comes with a pretty high price tag, once you spend some time here, you’ll understand just why.
Coming in at number six on our list of the best areas in NYC to move to, we have a diverse Jackson Heights located in northwest Queens. This neighborhood takes the sense of global culture to a whole new level – more than hundred and fifty languages are spoken in this true melting pot. Given so many different nations and diverse cultures, you’ll be able to enjoy foreign flavors and cuisines from all around the world while not leaving Jackson Heights. Rent is pretty reasonable so it’s definitely an area worth considering if you’re looking for a budget-friendly neighborhood.
The last neighborhood on our today’s list proudly holds its numerous LGBTQ+ highlights − the Greenwich Village has something fun going on at all times. Located on the west side of Lower Manhattan, this neighborhood’s heart is Washington Square Park. So, what’s so great about this area? Here’s the thing − if you feel like having a crazy night out, this neighborhood got you. How about when you’re up for a chess game in the park? Yes, absolutely! Or let’s say you’re moving with family and you’re looking for a convenient location − Greenwich Village will gladly accept you since it’s one of the most family-friendly areas in New York City. The point is that this neighborhood got your back regardless of your idea of fun. And what’s not to love about that?
So those are our top picks when it comes to the best New York City areas to move to. Hopefully, after you do some research and visit some of the neighborhoods from this list, you’ll be able to find a new home you love. Of course, you’ll want to have location, space, and price, but chances are no neighborhood will give you exactly all three things at once. The trick is to find an area that checks enough of your boxes and be patient – between five boroughs and countless neighborhoods, it’s only a matter of time until you find the perfect one. It may take some time, but your perfect spot is definitely out there. If you liked this video make sure you give it thumbs up or subscribe to our channel for more helpful moving videos.
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