Moving to a new city is nothing short of exciting (especially when it’s New York City, but we’re not biased).One of the most important things to have set in place for your arrival is an apartment, of course. While searching for an upscale apartment in New York City isn’t always easy – especially if you’re doing it from across the state or across the country – don’t let the stress of searching for your new pad take away from the exciting journey you’re about to pack up for. Here are our go-to long distance apartment hunting tips for new New Yorkers!
Manhattan’s West Side vs. East SideBelieve it or not, there are quite a few differences between the West and East Sides of Manhattan! From family-style mom and pop shops to vibrant nightlife, which neighborhood best suits your lifestyle?
Finding a place to live in a new city is intimidating for a few reasons – you aren’t familiar with the neighborhood, you’re not able to attend any physical showings, and if you aren’t moving with a friend or family member, you’ll want to be close to popular spots to socialize and make new friends. Luckily, the neighborhoods in New York City each have their own characteristics that can really help you pick which area best suits your lifestyle. Here’s how you can narrow down on neighborhoods you’d consider living in:
If you currently don’t live too far away from New York City, start your apartment search 1-3 months before your ideal time to move. If you’re packing up and carrying all of your belongings from quite a distance, follow apartment listings for at least 3-4 months. This allotted time will help you get a feel for the neighborhood, average rent pricing, and how much you should budget yourself throughout the move. While you’re at it, keep your eyes open for no-fee apartments to avoid paying a broker fee.Keep in mind that if you’re moving for school or work, you’re on a timeline! When it comes to move-in day, keep our list of movers in the Upper East Side handy. It just so happens we have one for West Side moving companies, too!
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Truth be told, searching for the right apartment, in the right neighborhood with the right move-in date is a tough job. Apartments usually aren’t on the market until a month or less before the move-in date you want, and that’s because the demand for real estate in New York is so high. On the other hand, if you fly out a few months in advance to look at places, there’s a slim chance those units will be available when you want them. So now what?
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NYC Apartment Moving ChecklistSo you decided to move to the Big Apple, eh? Congrats, and welcome to the city! Your first order of business is to find a place to live. Keep our apartment moving checklist close at hand to easy your search!