I need a sound board of unbiased folks...you all.
  1. 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.
  2. I also work in northern Westchester.
    This is important as my commute is 20-30min.
  3. IF I move to the city, here's why:
  4. 1) all my friends live in the city or Brooklyn or jersey.
    Easy accessibility.
  5. 2) dating pool.
    No one wants to date someone who lives in Westchester. Makes sense to move to expand dating pool and opportunities.
  6. 3) I'm in the city 3-4x/week
    Mostly because of improv. But also friends and food and whatnot.
  7. Here are the CONS:
  8. 1) rent
    Ugh. 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 .
  9. 2) commute
    I 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.
  10. I don't know what to do!!!!
  11. Other factors:
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. I don't have furniture and would have to buy...current set up is a furnished apartment.
  15. Help?!