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Old 08-10-2017, 11:47 AM
 
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I agree, but I feel it depends on the city. Everyone I know that moved to New York is going to Manhattan or Brooklyn. No ones thinking about Bronx or Staten Island. Same with Charleston.

On the other hands my friends that have moved to Charlotte and DC are just going to Charlotte and the DMV. They're not necessarily picky about which part of town.
I guarantee your friends moving to DC are quite picky about the area they live in.
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:06 PM
 
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I guarantee your friends moving to DC are quite picky about the area they live in.
I guarantee you theyre not. No one has said "I must have Arlington", "must have Logan Circle", "must have Old Town." They're scattered all over the metro. While my friends who have moved to New York strategically zeroed in on Manhattan and Brooklyn and only cared about those 2.
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:05 PM
 
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I guarantee you theyre not. No one has said "I must have Arlington", "must have Logan Circle", "must have Old Town." They're scattered all over the metro. While my friends who have moved to New York strategically zeroed in on Manhattan and Brooklyn and only cared about those 2.
Do you think that this is due to what they know about each area? Meaning, perhaps they don't know about say SE Queens, parts of NE Bronx, parts of say Mount Vernon, Nyack, places in NJ like Montclair, Maplewood, parts of the Oranges, etc. in the NYC area in terms of what they may look for in a neighborhood/community.

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Old 08-10-2017, 01:23 PM
 
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Do you think that this is due to what they know about each area? Meaning, perhaps they don't know about say SE Queens, parts of NE Bronx, parts of say Mount Vernon, Nyack, places in NJ like Montclair, Maplewood, parts of the Oranges, etc.
I think Manhattan and Brooklyn are just so attractive no matter what, plus most of the jobs are around there, that that's where they land. I'm a city geek yet even I don't know half of these places you named.

I visited a friend who lived in East Village. No way could I picture her purposely living in Bronx or Mount Vernon or any of those places. DC is originally where she wanted to go, and I know she would've been less picky had that worked out.

New Jersey is definitely not on the mind for anyone I know. It's NYC or nothing.

On the other hand I went to school with quite a few Upstate New Yorkers, New Jerseyans, and Connecticans (sic). My roommate was from Saratoga Springs, and they as well ran to Manhattan and Brooklyn, if they returned to NY and NJ.
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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New Jersey is definitely not on the mind for anyone I know. It's NYC or nothing.
Hoboken and downtown Jersey City are pretty yuppie these days. I don't think they ever really went through a hip/cool period however.
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:55 PM
 
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I think Manhattan and Brooklyn are just so attractive no matter what, plus most of the jobs are around there, that that's where they land. I'm a city geek yet even I don't know half of these places you named.

I visited a friend who lived in East Village. No way could I picture her purposely living in Bronx or Mount Vernon or any of those places. DC is originally where she wanted to go, and I know she would've been less picky had that worked out.

New Jersey is definitely not on the mind for anyone I know. It's NYC or nothing.

On the other hand I went to school with quite a few Upstate New Yorkers, New Jerseyans, and Connecticans (sic). My roommate was from Saratoga Springs, and they as well ran to Manhattan and Brooklyn, if they returned to NY and NJ.



I'm not surprised, as it seems to be NYC or bust for some that stay in NY. Saratoga Springs, while not NYC expensive, is relatively expensive for upstate NY, but is very walkable and vibrant for a smaller "city".


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Old 08-10-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I think Manhattan and Brooklyn are just so attractive no matter what, plus most of the jobs are around there, that that's where they land. I'm a city geek yet even I don't know half of these places you named.

I visited a friend who lived in East Village. No way could I picture her purposely living in Bronx or Mount Vernon or any of those places. DC is originally where she wanted to go, and I know she would've been less picky had that worked out.

New Jersey is definitely not on the mind for anyone I know. It's NYC or nothing.

On the other hand I went to school with quite a few Upstate New Yorkers, New Jerseyans, and Connecticans (sic). My roommate was from Saratoga Springs, and they as well ran to Manhattan and Brooklyn, if they returned to NY and NJ.
Well, don't some people say "I have to be in Chelsea or the Upper East Side?" Some people have these affinities for DC Neighborhoods like Dupont, Kalorama, etc.
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:07 PM
 
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I'm not surprised, as it seems to be NYC or bust for some that stay in NY. Saratoga Springs, while not NYC expensive, is relatively expensive for upstate NY, but is very walkable and vibrant for a smaller "city". [...]
Thing is, nobody from here has a reason to go up to NY, NJ, or CT, unless its NYC. The higher COL, the cold weather, the older homes, etc. When you have emerging big and midsize cities here, it doesn't make sense to go up there. There's no new opportunity.

That's a big reason why it's NYC or bust. Biggest reason is the jobs, but then there's also the experience. Nothing in the south comes close to NYC living. At least Midwesterns have Chicago and Westerners have San Fran. NYC is "cool" to us because it's almost foreign. Rochester, Newark, Albany, Stamford, etc, not so much.
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:08 PM
 
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There isn't necessarily more economic opportunity in Charlotte.
Generally speaking, yes there is. That's why it has a larger population and economy than the smaller Carolina metros.
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Old 08-10-2017, 02:09 PM
 
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Well, don't some people say "I have to be in Chelsea or the Upper East Side?" Some people have these affinities for DC Neighborhoods like Dupont, Kalorama, etc.
Okay, but not the people I know. When it comes to going out and hanging out, yeah they want to be in certain neighborhoods, but when it comes to living, they're not that picky.
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