Moving from Seattle to NYC

Amazon NJFm32
Jul 14 24 Comments

People who moved from Seattle to NYC, could you please share your experience? Do you regret it? How do these cities compare, pros/cons?

I am in tech like 99% of you here, so money is not the main factor for me.

P.S. guys, could you post details and not just "great city"?

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  • Facebook public2
    One is an incredible city and the other is seattle.
    Jul 14 4
    • Amazon NJFm32
      OP
      More specifics please?
      Jul 14
    • Facebook public2
      Sure, what specifically are you trying to find out? Was mostly joking because it's not really comparable. NYC is 10x (literally) the population and has more of everything.
      Jul 14
    • Amazon NJFm32
      OP
      Did you live in both? If so, what's your thoughts? No city is perfect, so NYC should have its cons as well
      Jul 14
    • Facebook public2
      I have. Thoughts on what? Sure downside is the cost of living is higher, winters are colder, and there are too many restaurants and awesome women than you will have time for.
      Jul 14
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    Jason638more
    New York is DRAMATICALLY more expensive. Expect 350% of the cost of living in Seattle
    Jul 14 8
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      Jason638more
      not unoversal, of course, and there’s plenty of ways to save (eat in! live in brooklyn or queens! take public transit!) but most people think it’s 125% or 150% the cost of their previous life and get here and are in for a rude awakening
      Jul 14
    • Amazon NJFm32
      OP
      Thanks for info about studios, I checked Zillow, but may be numbers weren't correct. Regarding lunch/dinner, I pay similar in Seattle.
      Jul 14
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      WE HAVE OWE NEW YORK CITY ONLY REAL ESTATE WEBSITE (can tech people realy believe that?!) . StreetEasy.com is what you want. trust Streeteasy over my advice. yes, you may will afford it fine just be aware and try to be frugal for at least 6 months while you learn what things are of value to you and you want to spend your hard earned cash on. recommended: skip fancy bars with $15 drinks
      Jul 14
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      *our own
      Jul 14
    • Latch ayyyyyy
      NYC sucks. I made the move from Seattle 7 months ago and regret it every day.
      Jul 14
  • Google dontbe3vil
    Interesting responses- colder winters, less access to nature and hiking, far more expensive housing, transportation etc ... Despite this, it's fascinating that people would want to move there from Seattle...
    Jul 14 2
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      Jason638more
      it’s because we marketed the lifestyle so well.
      Jul 14
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      Jason638more
      don’t know we’re professionals ;) ?
      Jul 14
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    • Amazon NJFm32
      OP
      TC is not relevant, I am not asking about tech
      Jul 14
    • IMS Health
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      Correct reply.
      Jul 14
    • Bloomberg SDSK<GO>
      TC is all that matters , NYC is the best city is the world either you are like super poor or super rich . The middle class tend be stuck in the limbo.
      I came to Seattle for a an interview which I did crack and got a offer but just after a weekend, I came off.

      If you are single and want to experience life , NEW YORK is the best place to live In the 21st century . Period !
      Jul 14
    • Amazon NJFm32
      OP
      I am in tech, I know that NYC is a bit more expensive, but I don't care about that.
      Jul 14
    • IMS Health
      bigO()

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      Don’t take much pressure. NYC is awesome. Happening place, need to travel is subway. Relocate to NYC if you want. Let me know if you want help with housing and stuff. I am open to help you.
      Jul 14
  • Envestnet jahfineh
    I'm doing this on Wednesday I'll let you know.

    My guess is that it's gonna suck but we shall see
    Jul 14 0
  • Microsoft BoomTimes
    Not moved yet but considering moving to NY in the next year or two.

    Been here a decade. Seattle is a cute small city that’s great to visit during summer but after a while it just feels so limiting compared to SF Bay Area or NY.
    Jul 14 0