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Old 10-11-2007, 10:21 AM
 
Location: ohio
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Sorry if there are any threads like this but I'm a brand new member and I wanted so advice. So a friend And I are wanting to move to New York in 2009 and wanted some help in getting started on where to move to what to expect and so forth coming from ohio we need all the help we can get thats why were researching for a couple of years first. any help would be great.

1. Good place to live with affordable rent
2. how to move there whats services to use and what not
3. jobs (if there is a good job market)

any help would be greatly appreciated

thank you
Rose
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Somerset, NJ
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Rose,

What part of NY are you looking towards, NYC area, lower/mid/upper hudson valley, Northern, Central, or Western?

Also, don't focus so much on rental rates as NO-ONE has any clue as to what to expect of the market over the next 6 months let alone 2 years. We can give you an idea of what they are now.

If you don't know the areas at all, what are your needs/wants/like/dislikes and what do you think your price ranges would be that way we can help guide you to an area that may suite you best. It may also be helpful to know what line of work you are in as different areas have different types of businesses.

Hope to hear from you soon!

~Joey
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:50 AM
 
Location: ohio
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well im not looking for anything specific i just know that I need someplace where two girls can live and not worry to much about security of course we will though. My Friend And I do different jobs anything really but if there is a chance to put our college degress to work all the better both of us have Business management Degrees and she works retail now I work as a daycare Provider so its not about the jobs really just somewhere where we can get to one easily and find one would help. Also we want to know what we should do to start building info for the move
thank you for all the help
Rose
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:33 PM
 
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well im not looking for anything specific i just know that I need someplace where two girls can live and not worry to much about security of course we will though. My Friend And I do different jobs anything really but if there is a chance to put our college degress to work all the better both of us have Business management Degrees and she works retail now I work as a daycare Provider so its not about the jobs really just somewhere where we can get to one easily and find one would help. Also we want to know what we should do to start building info for the move
thank you for all the help
Rose
You have to be more specific for help. Why are you looking for in moving to NY. New York is a big state with the city and its surrounding areas one world and the rest of the State another. That will give people an indication of what may satisfy you. That question may even be better suited on the New York forum if you don't mind upstate. You also have to give a budget for people to help you in NY.
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:18 PM
 
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Sorry if there are any threads like this but I'm a brand new member and I wanted so advice. ... any help would be greatly appreciated ... thank you ... Rose
The following may be of some help to you:

//www.city-data.com/forum/new-y...ation-nyc.html
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:30 PM
 
Location: ohio
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thank you for the link it was quite informative

I just want some help getting started in researching how to go about the move our budget as of right now is not a lot but could be more by the time we move say about 700 dollars a month I just would like to know where people who live there who moved there got started and how they got moved sucessfully
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Old 10-11-2007, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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$700 a month together or separate? For $700 a month you aren't going to find anything decent anywhere in the city. The rock bottom price for decent neighborhoods, many of which I am sure you would not even like, is $850 and these are usually basement apartments in rough shape.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:42 AM
 
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Yeah, you will have to figure at least $1100 for a decent 1 br...and in 2009 who knows!
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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NYC is very expensive...and unless something "drastic" happens it's only gonna be more so by 2009. I think 1100 for a decent one bedroom is unrealistic...maybe somewhere in the Bronx but by 2009 it will probably be more expensive. I like the Bronx, but many New Yorkers wouldn't touch my area with a ten foot pole.

And yes, you need to be more specific. If you want to live within the city limits (one of the five boroughs) that is a whole different animal from living in NY State. Most here can give you more info about NYC. For NY State, you'd have to check out that forum.

There's a lot of info out there on the internet. But the main concern is that you have a low budget. I'd start researching the job market first, and see if you can get a decent paying job that will help you to afford rent and other expenses. From there you can decide how much you can budget for rent. If it's too low and you want a "decent, affordable" NYC apartment, it's gonna be rough to find. Also depends on your tolerance level--being from Ohio you may not be used to how small NYC apts are, and how "little" you get for your money here. The cost of living is very high in most areas (though the Bronx is way lower than Manhattan) so you have to have a very realistic budget. You will probably have to move to an area that is not considered as "desirable." But sharing rent can help a lot. You may get more bang for your buck that way.
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