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Old 03-26-2007, 06:33 PM
 
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Hi,

I want to know what type of lifestyle in Manhattan you could live with around $450,000 a year?

I ideally want a luxury 2 bedroom apartment, parking garage + luxury car, etc. but I want to live comfortably and not have to stretch. I've been to NYC a few times and it's amazing, but I've never really had a chance to scope out the areas.

I'm not really trying to come off as a snob, but I live very comfortably where I am and I would rather not give it up, but downsizing is not a problem for me. I would sacrifice to live in the city.

Is it doable? What parts of the city could you recommend?
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Joplin
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Hi,

I want to know what type of lifestyle in Manhattan you could live with around $450,000 a year?

I ideally want a luxury 2 bedroom apartment, parking garage + luxury car, etc. but I want to live comfortably and not have to stretch. I've been to NYC a few times and it's amazing, but I've never really had a chance to scope out the areas.

I'm not really trying to come off as a snob, but I live very comfortably where I am and I would rather not give it up, but downsizing is not a problem for me. I would sacrifice to live in the city.

Is it doable? What parts of the city could you recommend?


Whare u coming from??? What do you call living luxury? Luxury car= bad investment. Buy a Ford. 450k will get you pretty good. As far as a Lux Appt in Manhat, just go look at the prices. You will move to Queens. I make Doc pay and theres no way I would give those money hungry investors rent in midtown. Been there, done that cuz I had 2. Its lower end stuff for me. Loose the pride, drive a ford and make money if you ask me. If not, your just wasting your time and $ to look good.
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:39 PM
 
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Is it doable, with $450,000/year? I think you came on this forum just to brag!
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:20 PM
 
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He or she came to brag, indeed. What a LOSER!!

"Can I live in half a million dollars a year? Will I survive? Please tell me!!"

And then this Gsd353 tops it off saying he or she will do "pretty good", but better not to buy a car and also: move to Queens. Manhattan is too expensive!

Alright, people. Let me tell you all: it is not funny.

Go waste your time elsewhere.
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Old 03-27-2007, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Can you live on $450k a year? Of course you can! With that type of money, living in the Upper East side won't even be a problem.

Well with a 450k annual salary you could easily afford a $9,000 a month rent. Where you might find an apartment that charges $9,000 a month is somewhat beyond me, so I think you should be ok.

With that type of money why don't you just save up some cash for a 20% downpayment and buy a condo or a co-op?
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Old 03-27-2007, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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I think you can rule out the penthouse at Trump Tower though.
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I think H/S/it is looking to get out of Houston.
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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If I had $450,000 and wanted luxury, I'd ask my brother to move out of his apartment on CPW.

Seriously, that is the place to buy, not rent--lower 60s, good underground parking, facing the park, in walking distance to some good eats, and right near the opera and outdoor art shows.
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Joplin
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He or she came to brag, indeed. What a LOSER!!

"Can I live in half a million dollars a year? Will I survive? Please tell me!!"

And then this Gsd353 tops it off saying he or she will do "pretty good", but better not to buy a car and also: move to Queens. Manhattan is too expensive!

Alright, people. Let me tell you all: it is not funny.

Go waste your time elsewhere.

Come on now, not trying to brag. For a person with "a high class of living" makes him or her no different that you. Just different priorities. We all live within our means. When I say "pretty good" I dont mean it will be a struggle to live in NYC. I made it fine living in Queens for a year while in school. I was making 350 a week back then. Im just saying with money comes even more debt. 450k dosent mean much when your personal standards / choices are on a different level. Not trying to be aarogant or brag. I grew up in Brookln. I no what low standards are. I just chose higher ones when I grew up. No offense dude.
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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LOL this thread is a laugh riot!!!

I don't know, on nearly half a mil a year I think you might have to settle for Staten Island and take the bus!
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