[LEFT]Was there from 2000-2003 and will now move back.
Since I am now married with a child on the way and budget not quite high enough for one of those nice and cozy $5m 3 bdrm apts in Manhattan we are looking into what areas work best for us.
We thought of 1. Astoria 2. Hoboken 3. New Rochelle somewhere not too far from the train station
Thoughts? Below are budget and preferences.
1) What is your budget?
Rent: 2500-4000/m; Buy $400k-$700k
I'll be making about $170K before taxes, my spouse will be looking for a job once we settle in.
2) Where is your job located?
on 6th street close to times square
3) Living circumstances
Married, no pets, but a little dude on the way
4) Space requirements
min 2 bdrms, ideally 3; 1,200 to 2,000 sqft; no big preference what type of housing (condo, townhouse, etc.). Preferably a newer construction, or recently completely renovated one (we are not the fixer upper kind of people).
5) Neighborhood amenities
Nice restaurants and places to shop for groceries not too far away would be nice. Close to a park wouldn't hurt either. Close to good public transportation a must (by good, I mean the main one that will take me directly close to my place of work, not one where I have to change trains/buses/whatever 3 or 4 times)
6) Other interests/ General
Should be in safe neighborhood. Zoned to a decent elementary school would be nice as well.