New York, New York! It’s one of the most iconic, globally recognised, and dynamic cities in the world. With an astonishing 20 million people in its metropolitan area, it’s one of the world’s most populous megacities.
So, what is it about NYC that attracts so many people from all over the world? The promise of great jobs? The incredible lifestyle, filled with arts and culture? The fantastic areas for raising a family? In this post, the experts at The Moving Company will shed a little light on the 5 best reasons to move to the Big Apple.
1) The atmosphere
New York City: the city that never sleeps. This adage is one you’ve probably heard a hundred times before. And there’s a reason for it! New York is constantly buzzing, to say the very least. Crowded street cafes, busy bars, packed restaurants, bustling museums, and art galleries… there’s never a dull moment in New York.
2) The jobs
New York has a lot more to offer on the job front than here in New Zealand, depending on your field of work. The largest industries in New York are financial services, healthcare, retail trade, manufacturing, media, real estate and IT. And that’s just scratching the surface – there’s a strong demand for jobs across the board.
3) The diversity of neighbourhoods
While it’s known for being a sleepless city, there are neighbourhoods of New York that are suitable for a quieter, family-oriented way of life. Not every neighbourhood in New York City is constantly populated and noisy till 5 am; in fact, there are plenty of great family neighbourhoods too. From Great Neck Gardens in the city’s east, to Ossining in the north, to Syosset in the outer suburbs of Long Island, there are a range of safe neighbourhoods where your kids will grow up with access to great schools and ample space.
4) The food
New York City is a lot like New Zealand: it’s a melting pot of different cultures and, therefore, different cuisines. Take a walk down 6th Avenue and taste delicious food from all over the world, thanks to the amazing assortment of food trucks for which the street has become so famous. If you consider yourself a foodie, you’ll never go hungry in NYC.
5) The entertainment
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a sports fan, a music lover, an avid theatre-goer or you’re into an obscure activity like extreme ironing: in New York City, there’s entertainment for absolutely everyone.
Feeling excited to call New York home? Get in touch with The Moving Company, New Zealand’s best international moving company for a free no-obligation quote. They move Kiwis to NYC all-year-round, helping them get their belongings across the world safely and affordably. Priding themselves on the best moving service for a top price, The Moving Company are your go-to team for international relocations.