As the largest city in
the United States and one of the largest in the world, New York City is a
common destination for those relocating from Australia. If you find yourself
among those who move to New York each year, the size of the city alone can make
it difficult to know precisely where to begin with your search for a new home.
We've put together this brief guide to housing options in New York City to
New York City is
actually comprised of five boroughs, and among these, Manhattan is the area
most often associated with the city. The island is where Wall Street and Times
Square are located, and many of the other famous sites that are depicted on
television and in films. Housing in Manhattan consists of apartments and
condominiums. Families frequently settle in the Upper East and West Side neighbourhoods,
located near Central Park; in Morningside Heights at the northern end of the
island; and in Battery Park at the southern end of the island. Greenwich
Village, the East Village, Chelsea and the Lower East Side are popular neighbourhoods
for singles and couples.
The other boroughs of
New York City offer alternatives for those who want to live outside of the
hustle and bustle of Manhattan. The neighbourhoods of Park Slope and Windsor
Terrace in Brooklyn feature many family-friendly apartment buildings, while
Sheepshead Bay and Sea Gate in Brooklyn offer quiet settings.
Another option when
you're relocating to New York City is to reside in the suburban areas, where
single-family houses are abundant. New York's public transit system makes a
number of areas easily accessible. Some of the most common locales for
commuters to live include Hudson, Bergen and Essex counties in New Jersey;
Westchester County in New York and throughout Long Island, New York.
To assist you with
your move to New York, Chess Moving can provide you with help before and after
your relocation. We're here to help with everything from advice on where to
look for housing to helping you find schools, medical services and other
necessities after you've arrived in your new home.