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Old 11-15-2018, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Yeah, I see homes in NJ, 30 miles away in the 350 k range, nice ones too. That's inexpensive.
Not impossible, but not the usual for only 30 miles out.
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Not impossible, but not the usual for only 30 miles out.
Yeah, I'd assume homes 30 miles outside of NYC for $350k exist only in less than desirable areas. Also, to be fair, NYCs transportation options and 360 degree suburban sprawl makes for a TON of opportunity to live within 30-45 miles of the city. So, comparing the burbs to a place like Denver or Seattle gets pretty hairy.
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Not impossible, but not the usual for only 30 miles out.
I wonder if it's in an undesirable area?
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Yeah, I'd assume homes 30 miles outside of NYC for $350k exist only in less than desirable areas. Also, to be fair, NYCs transportation options and 360 degree suburban sprawl makes for a TON of opportunity to live within 30-45 miles of the city. So, comparing the burbs to a place like Denver or Seattle gets pretty hairy.
To be clear, I looked up Piscataway. I understand noone in their right mind would commute dailey from there to NYC.
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Of course, but very limited. You can find several $10k a month apts in every building in Manhattan. I think there is a shock when people from other areas of US hear that someone in Manhattan pays $3000 for an average studio.

I know this thread has taken a real estate approach, but COL goes beyond real estate. When I have friends visit me from Southern cities, they can not get over $20 for a cocktail, or $20 for a hamburger. And that doesn't even go into taxes, insurance, and other factors of living. New York (specifically Manhattan) is an extremely expensive place to live. One of the few US cities where someone makes $100K a year and has a roommate.

There was a funny viral FB video about a girl showing the world her tiny West Village studio that she rents for $2500 a month and it resulted in outrage from people who live in cities where people just don't understand that New York (and San Fran) are different.
In my opinion, you get what you pay for. NYC is the ultimate place to live.
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Old 11-15-2018, 01:44 PM
 
Location: New York City
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In my opinion, you get what you pay for. NYC is the ultimate place to live.
Exactly, and a lot people can't get that simple logic through their heads.
I live in Manhattan because its amazing, lol. Not for everyone of course, but its expensive for a good reason.
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Old 11-15-2018, 01:51 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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In my opinion, you get what you pay for. NYC is the ultimate place to live.
I agree 100% with your first statement and can get behind your second statement if it wasnít for the weather. Iím heading there tomorrow morning for 10 days and my wife said itís currently snowing. I called it an early day today and just got done surfing where itís currently 70 degrees in San Diego. I know they wouldnít be what they are today, but imagine if NYC and LA switched locations. Regardless of the weather I am looking forward to it, I do love NYC.
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Old 11-15-2018, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I agree 100% with your first statement and can get behind your second statement if it wasnít for the weather. Iím heading there tomorrow morning for 10 days and my wife said itís currently snowing. I called it an early day today and just got done surfing where itís currently 70 degrees in San Diego. I know they wouldnít be what they are today, but imagine if NYC and LA switched locations. Regardless of the weather I am looking forward to it, I do love NYC.
There's this energy in the air that it has that other cities don't. I kind of feel the same with LA, but maybe that's coming from within. Love both cities even though they're different. Cursory research shows anywhere livable in southern California is very pricey.
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Old 11-15-2018, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Exactly, and a lot people can't get that simple logic through their heads.
I live in Manhattan because its amazing, lol. Not for everyone of course, but its expensive for a good reason.
Yep. If you want a huge house in a nice subdivision for a good price, well, that's almost anytown in middle America. 1 isn't better than the other, it's a matter of fit and preference.
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Old 11-15-2018, 02:36 PM
 
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Yep. If you want a huge house in a nice subdivision for a good price, well, that's almost anytown in middle America. 1 isn't better than the other, it's a matter of fit and preference.
true story... I remember shelling out $1500 for a tiny studio in the East Village in my early 20's! I wouldn't trade that experience for anything and am so glad I did it. People just don't get it or they can't do it so they divert the story to something more in their favor. You have one Manahattan but you have 100s of suburban anywheres to experience the same thing. COL is living is high in certain places like NYC, DC, SF etc but people continue to move to these hubs not only for the jobs but for the experience and exposure to so many things that living anywhere, anywhere wouldn't provide. The best cities in the world, whether it's your cup of tea or not have a high COL whether they are geographically constrained i.e. SF, Vancouver or have room to expand i.e. Paris, Seoul, Sydney.
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