| Sep 03, 2014
There is no city in the United States quite as famous as New York, New York. The Big Apple, NYC, The City that Never Sleeps—there are almost as many nicknames for this city as there are people who live here.
Considered the economic and cultural seat of the entire country, New York is where people go to pursue their dreams and enjoy a fast pace of life found nowhere else in the world. Whether you’re moving here for school, work, or to experience a way of living like no other, New York has something to offer everyone.
Living and Working in New York
With a population of eight and a half million residents spread out over five boroughs, life in New York is exactly the high-energy, diverse environment you’d expect it to be. People from all over the world move here hoping to take advantage of its personal and professional opportunities, settling in one of the many areas with its own distinct way of life. > Manhattan:
The most famous of all the boroughs, Manhattan is what most of us picture when we think about the city of New York. The cost of living is high, traffic is wall-to-wall, and there’s something going on every hour of the day. This is also where you’ll find most of the financial district, including the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. > The Bronx:
The northernmost of all the New York boroughs is the Bronx. More residential in its makeup than the other boroughs, the Bronx is also most famous as the home of the New York Yankees. > Brooklyn:
Brooklyn is the most populated borough of the five, and is in fact large and strong enough to be its own city (if it were to be an independent city, it would be the fourth largest in the country). In addition to finance, which provides a strong economic base for all the boroughs, Brooklyn employment is centered on technology, entertainment, and accounting.
Like the Bronx, Queens is more residential than many of the other boroughs, and its location to the east of the city means it has a little more space to spread out and provide room for families to grow. It is the location of two of the three New York airports as well as the New York Mets. > Staten Island:
The least populated borough, Staten Island doesn’t always take the spotlight when it comes to New York, but it has plenty to offer area residents. Popular among tourists for the ferry views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, it’s also the home of the Staten Island Zoo and a living history museum.
Welcome to New York!
If you’ve never visited the city before, you’re in for a big surprise as your moving van rolls in. New York can be overwhelming to first-time visitors and residents, but it’s important to remember that there’s a reason so many people consider this the best place to live in the entire world.
An economic stronghold, one of the richest cultural resources you’ll find anywhere in the United States, and full of opportunities in education and entertainment, New York is almost like a country unto itself—and one that over eight million people consider the best in the world.
If you are planning a move to New York City and any of its boroughs and surrounding region, stay tuned all month as we share important information and resources for new New York residents. You can also reach out to North American Van Lines for a free price quote and more information on a potential move the New York.