Should I move to Manhattan?
I need a sound board of unbiased folks...you all.
- •I currently reside in Yonkers, a 30 minute train ride away from Grand Central.It's a good location. I'm a walk away from the metro north station. But it usually takes me about 45-60 minutes to get anywhere I want to be in the city.
- •I also work in northern Westchester.This is important as my commute is 20-30min.
- •IF I move to the city, here's why:
- •1) all my friends live in the city or Brooklyn or jersey.Easy accessibility.
- •2) dating pool.No one wants to date someone who lives in Westchester. Makes sense to move to expand dating pool and opportunities.
- •3) I'm in the city 3-4x/weekMostly because of improv. But also friends and food and whatnot.
- •Here are the CONS:
- •1) rentUgh. Despite not having any student loans after being half spoiled (undergrad paid by parents) half working my ass off for a year (60 hour weeks average, grad school all paid off by me), rent is a pain in the ass out here. I currently live in a studio. I would have to pay 400+ more a month to live in a similar space. Or I could get a roommate .
- •2) commuteI need to stay at my current job for at least another year and a half. If I lived in the city it would be UES or East Harlem. I would commute to work via a train and then leave my car at the train station and would commute to work with my car. My commute would be realistically 40-60 minutes.
- •I don't know what to do!!!!
- •Other factors:
- •I have a wedding in Florida I'm in and an Abu Dhabi trip in the works for 2017. So I would idealistically like to afford that without touching my savings.
- •I feel slightly isolated at times in Yonkers. There are so many cool things that happen on Brooklyn and what not that I don't do and FOMO happens.
- •I don't have furniture and would have to buy...current set up is a furnished apartment.