From San Diego to New York
San Diego, often called the “birthplace of California”, is the eighth-largest city in the US by population. It has over 1.4 million people, making it the second-largest in California! Moving from such a diverse city to an even more diverse city as New York, will not only be exciting, but also challenging and fulfilling. Additionally, San Diego has an ideal mild climate throughout the year. Compared to it, New York will “force” you to face some harsher and well-defined seasons.
With a humid subtropical climate and in some parts humid continental climate, New York has warm summers and freezing cold winters. Are you okay with the idea of snowfalls and lots of rain all year round? If not, you will have to get used to it. Start packing your umbrella and make sure to consider getting warmer clothes! Another thing we would like to give you a heads-up with, would be the busy, always-heading-somewhere type of life of New York. It can be a lot different from the laid-back lifestyle you are likely used to in San Diego.
Housing and neighborhoods
New York is home to over 8.6 million people, more than six times the number of people who call San Diego home. NY is also the most densely populated city in the US (28,491 people per square mile). This consequently makes it very hard for people to find proper housing in sleepless New York. They say it’s sometimes harder to find housing than it is to get a job there. Our recommendation for you would be to first rent a place for 2 or 3 months on either of these boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
This way you will have plenty of time to visit and learn more about each neighborhood, see what you like, what you don’t and so on. After you decide which neighborhood is a good fit for you, you can go ahead and sign a long-term lease. There’s no denying that both New York and San Diego are very expensive to live in. But in general, New York is more expensive than San Diego — 25% more to be exact. Housing, which is 39% more expensive in New York, is one of the key factors that make it so expensive to live in the Big Apple.
Economy and employment
As an important trading port and home to many Fortune 500 companies New York offers anyone who dreams about “making it” plenty of opportunities. Among the best industries in NY where you could apply for a job are banking, finance, retail, trade, information technology, transportation, fashion, advertising, and real estate. In November 2017, the city broke a new record with its unemployment rate that dropped to 4.0%.
Things to do once you move to the city that never sleeps
As mentioned in the beginning, your lifestyle in New York will be lot different compared to the easy-going lifestyle of San Diego. There are a lot of things to do every single day, and you will soon join the club of people who are “afraid’ of missing out in this noisy city. The Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Museum of Modern Art are just a few things you will need to cross off from your to-see list at first, but there is so much more New York has to offer throughout the year.
There are many free nights in popular museums and theaters where you can go, and endless events and shows that you can attend for free. You just need to know where to look, and mark your calendars so that you don’t miss any.
Moving to New York with a car
If you are moving to New York with a car, you will have 30 days to register it with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYSDMV). If you wish, you can transfer your out-of-state driver’s license at the same time. Just don’t forget to get insurance because out-of-state insurances are not accepted in NY. New York will definitely offer you an unique experience. While moving there can be a bit of a challenge, we are always here to help you with your car shipping needs. Get your free car shipping quote online or call our team now!