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Old 09-07-2017, 12:00 PM
 
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New user here. I am actively looking for jobs around the country and have been contacted by a recruiter about a job at company in Chelsea that is an offshoot of a Fortune 500 company. I have 3-5 years experience with C#/Python/web/etc., and currently make $60-70k in northeast Arkansas.

I am also married with 3 children, oldest being 10 (and in Gifted & Talented), youngest just turned 3. My wife recently received her B.S. in Finance, and will need to find a job.

We're currently renting a 1500 sq ft/3bed/2bath home, but we're okay with downsizing. Rent is $1,100/month. The cost of living index is about half what it is in NYC, though.

So, I guess what I need to know is what kind of salary should I look for, and where should we look for a rental home/apt? Of course safety is a concern, but schools are a higher priority for us.

Thanks in advance for your input!
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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New user here. I am actively looking for jobs around the country and have been contacted by a recruiter about a job at company in Chelsea that is an offshoot of a Fortune 500 company. I have 3-5 years experience with C#/Python/web/etc., and currently make $60-70k in northeast Arkansas.

I am also married with 3 children, oldest being 10 (and in Gifted & Talented), youngest just turned 3. My wife recently received her B.S. in Finance, and will need to find a job.

We're currently renting a 1500 sq ft/3bed/2bath home, but we're okay with downsizing. Rent is $1,100/month. The cost of living index is about half what it is in NYC, though.

So, I guess what I need to know is what kind of salary should I look for, and where should we look for a rental home/apt? Of course safety is a concern, but schools are a higher priority for us.

Thanks in advance for your input!
Use this for the schools:
https://www.greatschools.org/new-york/


Use this to get an idea of rent prices:
http://streeteasy.com/

Once you decide on a budget, it will make the search easier
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:55 AM
 
Location: NY
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Yes. Absolutely. Both Ozone and Woodhaven have subways and buses. Just mentioned them as comparison to other neighborhoods closer to the city that are more expensive to rent. I still suggest those wishing to save even more money on rent to travel a little further beyond the last stop of bus and train route. Just pick up that subway or bus map and start hunting.
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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These apps help me survive the subways and buses

City Mapper - https://citymapper.com/nyc
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Transit - https://transitapp.com/
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:41 AM
 
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Good Morning, I just found a coop that fits my income restriction in Hell's Kitchen. I have always wanted to live in Manhattan however I don't know much about actually living there. (Sounds stupid I know.) Can someone please let me know what Ill be in for moving to HC?

I am a single guy with a steady job with good income, I enjoy working out at the gym, going for runs etc. I am currently living in Nassau County, LI I have a car and girlfriend. I grew up in Queens, so I have an idea bout living in NYC but not Manhattan.
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Old 11-12-2017, 05:53 PM
 
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Good Morning, I just found a coop that fits my income restriction in Hell's Kitchen. I have always wanted to live in Manhattan however I don't know much about actually living there. (Sounds stupid I know.) Can someone please let me know what Ill be in for moving to HC?

I am a single guy with a steady job with good income, I enjoy working out at the gym, going for runs etc. I am currently living in Nassau County, LI I have a car and girlfriend. I grew up in Queens, so I have an idea bout living in NYC but not Manhattan.
If you live on Long Island you should just go to Hell's Kitchen and see for yourself. Personally, I would definitely live there if I got a sweet affordable housing deal.
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Old 11-18-2017, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Yuma,az
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is it scary to live in nyc..my brother is there doing great and has a great job working for fox news. hes getting an apartment in queens, elhurts this week. he currently lives in hazlet, nj. it sounds exciting to live there but kinda scary at the same time. I have 2 children I will be coming with..we are in a very small town in az right now. I do not have much work experience but will be willing to work anywhere , as long is its all close together .
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Old 11-23-2017, 10:12 PM
 
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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Ugh after visiting NYC last May the bf now wants to move there, lol.
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Old 02-18-2018, 08:50 PM
 
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Javon14 you don't make enough money to live comfortably here with 3 kids. The most you'll get is 120k and your Wife just got her degree so there's virtually no guarantee she'll be able to find a job with zero experience. It is extremely competitive here for Finance jobs and the work life balance isn't that great in that industry when the pay is good.
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