Finding the Right New York City Neighborhood

Moving is an inevitable part of life, especially in our city—rent prices go up, circumstances change, family sizes grow or shrink and before one knows it, it’s time to find an apartment again. Prospective movers first need to decide on a neighborhood. To do so here are some things to consider: Proximity to TransportationIf you take public transportation, and most New Yorkers do, you probably want to make sure the neighborhood you’re considering has a decent number of subway and bus line options. Look at an MTA map to find out what lines serve each neighborhood.AmenitiesAmenities like grocery stores, restaurants, cafes, gyms, rec centers, parks and the likes are important to many people. Of course, usually the better the amenities of a neighborhood, the higher the housing prices. See what’s important to you and decide accordingly.