Choosing The Best Area of NYC To Move Into

Finding a place to live in New York City is never an easy task. This goes double because of the financial end of it. Let’s assume for a moment you already have a good idea of what your potential living arrangement will be. Let’s say you’re willing to rent a room. But you don’t have a clue of which neighborhood you want to live in.

In almost every neighborhood in New York City, there’s always something going on. And there’s always places you can go to eat and soak in the local color. Before you choose the neighborhood where Simply Moving will drop off your stuff, here are a few deciding factors to look for:

1. What are your favorite foods?

Pop quiz: If there was a kind of food that you could not get tired of eating, what would it be? Make a note of what it is and then plug it into Yelp. For example, if you’re a sucker for tacos, search for any taco places in some of the neighborhoods you want to live in. Get a good look at the reviews. What are people raving about? What’s not so great about it?

2. What’s your favorite thing to do?

Everyone has a few interests and hobbies. If you’re the bookworm type, see if there’s a bookstore within walking distance of where you live. Sometimes, you just need to lay off Amazon to find a good book (sorry, Mr. Bezos). Are you thinking about taking a dance class? See if there is a dance studio nearby. Sometimes, the things you want to do can just be steps away from where you live.

3. How safe is the neighborhood?

Danger can exist anywhere, no matter where you live. But going somewhere and going home should not be a cause for worry. If you need to know how safe your neighborhood is, do a Google search for a crime map of the area you want to live in. It’s also important to be aware of your surroundings, especially if you’re out and about at night. We are not saying this to alarm you. But feeling right at home should also mean feeling safe in your own backyard.

4. Know that you won’t always get to live where you want

OK, so you’re willing to rent a room. You found one that’s in your price range. But don’t count on it being set in stone. You probably won’t be the only one who is interested in it. That’s why it is important to keep your options open while searching for a place to crash. Who knows…the person who is renting it out may not mesh well with you. Be strategic in your search for a place to live. Try to get to know the person who is offering the place. Ask them questions about the neighborhood or what they’d like to do for fun.


New York City is huge! But the choices on where exactly to live are endless. Find the right neighborhood that vibes with you best so you get more excited with the move.

Get a Free Quote

    Budgeting For Your Move To NYC Do You Need A Car While Moving To NYC?

    Customer Testimonials

    We couldn’t be happier with our recent move with Simply Moving.

    Their prices were affordable, in fact, a lot cheaper than the quotes we got from the other movers we had called in the NYC area.

    On the day of the move, the crew arrived early, and were fast, diligent, organized, and professional. All our furniture …

    Muniba M.

    I had a truly 5 star experience – they were on time, gave me a call an hour before arriving, packed everything neatly and efficiently and placed all items in my new place perfectly. Did the job as promised!

    “Simply Moving- It was our pleasure to move you, the crew said you were well prepared and did a good job with the destination layout and instructions”

    Abhishek S.

    Great group of MOVERS.

    The movers arrived 15 minutes ahead of schedule, when it was cold and rainy. I wasn’t able to pack everything since my mother had passed away a few days before my move. They made me feel safe and helped pack things gently and quickly. They were patient and very positive and compassionate. They were too notch. Highly recommend their services.

    Christine V.

    Dear Stefan, I want to tell the public how wonderful your company has treated me. Has stored my possessions and has delivered everything with the utmost of care. Thank you will all my heart for the service you gave me and the protection you provided for all my things these years. If I had to rate your company I would give you a ten…!

    P.S. when I got the delivery we thought there was an antique shelf missing but I found that behind some boxes after the truck left…So I have it all and am filled with joy…

    Kevin S.

    You have found Simply Moving so up can STOP searching for movers right now!!!! These guys are really great. Very fast, efficient and professional.

    You have found Simply Moving so up can STOP searching for movers right now!!!! These guys are really great. Very fast, efficient and professional. Absolutely no stress involved with the move thanks to Stephan, Scott and Igor taking full control of every aspect of the job. They provided a certificate … CONTINUE READING

    Pat T, Client

      Schedule a Visit

      Fields marked with an * are required

        Get a Quote

        Fields marked with an * are required

          Refer a Client

          Partner with Simply Moving and refer clients. Please fill out your information and the details of the person you would like to refer and we`ll get back to you shortly to confirm.

          Fields marked with an * are required
          Simply Moving remains open as an essential business! - Learn more details on our COVID-19 Policy