For many people around the world, relocating to Manhattan is the realization of a dream. New York City life is typically portrayed as an exhilarating, hectic, and transformative experience. And a lot of that is accurate. If you’re not used to the bustle, NYC can occasionally drive you insane since it’s so noisy and enticing. But there are a lot of factors you should consider before acting. One is that living in Manhattan may not be as comfortable as you are accustomed to. Many of the conveniences that suburban life may offer are not present in the majority of Manhattan residences. 

Other parts of life in Manhattan may take some getting accustomed to, such as having to go to laundromats to do laundry since many apartments lack washers and dryers. If you choose to live with roommates, you could not have your own bathroom and instead have to share the area with numerous other individuals. Be ready to get inventive with how you store your clothing because closets might be difficult to come by as well. If that’s how you want to work, moving to Manhattan can be well planned out or completely impromptu. Before you move in, we advise saving at least four times what you expect to pay for rent. It might not be a bad idea to sublet an apartment if you are new to the city before you sign a contract. In this way, you may decide which parts of the city you like best before committing for the long term.

Cost of Living

Manhattan Real Estate is pricey! The cost of Living is still among the highest in the globe and the United States. Currently, rent in Manhattan for a 500–700 square foot one-bedroom apartment ranges between $2000–$3000 per month, while there are some neighborhoods that are less expensive. It should cost between $1500 and $2000 per month to rent a studio apartment (500 square feet). Renters may be able to bargain with their landlords these days for a lower rent because of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. Ask your landlord if they will work with you even though some may not be amenable. 


While many people believe that Manhattan is just made up of skyscrapers and offices, there are actually hundreds of affordable communities all over the city. We suggest the Upper East Side or Upper West Side to people who want to reside close to a park like Central Park. At the very point of Manhattan, Inwood is another fantastic choice. These three areas can provide a more laid-back way of life since they are family-oriented, have easy access to expansive parks, and are surrounded by vegetation. If not, younger folks looking for a more creative lifestyle might prefer to settle in Chelsea, the East Village, or Chinatown. Even biking across the Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn from Chinatown is possible. For young people looking for a nice nightlife and shopping, Brooklyn is a great location.


Some of the greatest public schools in the city are located in Manhattan. Although there are rare exceptions, it is unfortunate that you frequently have to reside in the District to be eligible for a District Two school. Usually, in order to enroll your child in one of these schools, you must reside in the area designated for that school. The communities with the top public schools typically have the most costly real estate. Do some research on these schools to find out more about the courses and extracurricular activities they offer!