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(NBC New York)   New York City isn't even the country's top 100 metro areas to live. New Yorkers promise to be ruder in the future to lure in more people   (nbcnewyork.com) divider line
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2022-05-19 9:34:53 PM  
This really isn't a surprise to me. Yet I am considering a bus trip to Coney Island since I liked it three years ago.
 
2022-05-19 10:24:12 PM  
I am a 54 year old native New Yorker and have lived in it's suburbs the last 22 years. My wife and I LOVED our time living in Brooklyn Heights for the five years from our first apartment to leaving when our first child was born.

NYC is in my blood and the thought of living in a different metro area is both frightening and interesting. I may want to retire to Manhattan one day for a simpler more convenient life (shows, museums, doormen, grocery delivery etc) but I'd equally love to escape to a smaller city with the same amenities (I'll settle for a 55 plus community with trips to PHI, NYC and AC).
 
2022-05-19 11:21:14 PM  
Don't worry about it NY; lots of places outside the top 100:

San Diego, CA
#107 in Best Places to Live

Los Angeles, CA
#128 in Best Places to Live

New Orleans, LA
#136 in Best Places to Live

Miami, FL
#137 in Best Places to Live
 
2022-05-19 11:37:55 PM  
As much as it frustrates me sometimes, I can't imagine living anywhere else.  Also, our transportation system is good so I can get out quickly when I am feeling homicidal.

Hit it Judy...
Judy Garland - I Happen To Like New York
Youtube ex84a-oyd1M
 
2022-05-20 2:30:00 AM  
What I was going to say has mostly already been expressed. If you've got a built-in social base, are willing to live in the outer boroughs or (still pretty cosmopolitan) suburbs, and know the affordable leisure options, it's a great place to live. If you're moving here and limiting your search for living arrangements to Manhattan, the prospect can be daunting.

This is anecdotal, but I haven't noticed any increase in reports of violent crime. Granted, I grew up in Queens in the 80s when parts of the city were scary bad.

Finally, NYC is no more or less friendly than any other major city in the world. Treat people well and they'll mostly treat you well in return.
 
2022-05-20 2:47:15 AM  
These are the results you get when you survey poor people who have time to respond to surveys.
 
2022-05-20 2:52:55 AM  
People don't want to live in an expensive and overcrowded shiathole? I'm SHOCKED!
 
2022-05-20 3:06:55 AM  
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2022-05-20 3:13:30 AM  
I'm not a city person anyway. The smells, the sounds, the filth, the expense, the crushing number of people... no. No I won't be doing that. Major cities are nice to visit but to hell with living in one.

I lived in England for a while, outside Cambridge, and that was ideal: it was a good area on a major rail line, so if i wanted to go to London I'd just hop a train for the day. If i wanted to go into Cambridge there were park and ride places on the outskirts of town. Super easy. Then at the end of the day I'd drive my car back to its dedicated parking area at my detached home and enjoy the silence and 2000 sq ft of privacy that was under $1000/mo to rent.
 
2022-05-20 3:52:40 AM  
Wow gun violence is a problem in NYC? Have they tried strict gun control yet? I've heard that will fix it!
 
2022-05-20 4:01:17 AM  
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2022-05-20 4:07:02 AM  
Also if you want to know whether or not the rankings are trash you barely have to skim the article before getting this gem:

"So which metro areas are the best to live in the United States? Huntsville, Alabama, earned top honors, thanks mostly to high rankings on the value and job market indices."

Lol Huntsville is definitely the best part of Alabama but it's still in Alabama. I think we can disregard these rankings
 
2022-05-20 5:28:02 AM  
I know three people that just hightailed it out of NYC to move back to the Midwest. The one person blamed anti-Asian sentiment brewing in the city she has been experiencing, others were wanting lower cost/better childcare.
 
2022-05-20 5:38:00 AM  
I lived in NYC for a few years very recently. It's not some terrible hellhole, but most of its charms are either things you can experience just as easily a tourist or can't really fully experience unless you're a millionaire.

I practically dashed back to the Midwest as soon as my employer offered the opportunity to work remotely due to the ridiculous cost of living.
Every time I went to a grocery store, restaurant, etc. I would always wonder how the (presumably) low wage employees were managing to get by and felt like I was exploiting them a little bit.
 
2022-05-20 6:07:12 AM  
Huntsville, Alabama?
Yeah maybe - if you're a rocket surgeon.
 
2022-05-20 6:37:49 AM  
Colorado Springs is number two? Kind of fitting for how much of a shiat hole cowboy town it is.
 
2022-05-20 7:01:24 AM  

ImmutableTenderloin: Colorado Springs is number two? Kind of fitting for how much of a shiat hole cowboy town it is.


to be fair, its a great place to be a homo repressed megachurch pastor tho
 
2022-05-20 7:12:21 AM  
Albany at No. 21

Oh hell no it isn't. It might not even be top ten in Albany County.

Albany is a Tom Waits song (or a William Kennedy novel) with a brutalist bureaucracy in the middle of it, bracketed by malls. It is the Mos Eisley of New York.
 
2022-05-20 7:17:46 AM  
I lived and worked in NYC back in the mid 80s, fresh out of school. I loved it, but can't imagine doing it now. It's great when you're young.
 
2022-05-20 7:41:04 AM  

dryknife: Huntsville, Alabama?
Yeah maybe - if you're a white male rocket surgeon.


FTFY

I have both non-white and non-males in my family and there just isn't enough money in the world to convince either them or me to live in Red America.
 
2022-05-20 7:46:27 AM  

Gulper Eel: Albany at No. 21

Oh hell no it isn't. It might not even be top ten in Albany County.

Albany is a Tom Waits song (or a William Kennedy novel) with a brutalist bureaucracy in the middle of it, bracketed by malls. It is the Mos Eisley of New York.


Yeah, but they are pushing pretty hard to lure businesses that direction and have done a lot to recruit people for a "tech renaissance" projects. If they are on the list it means that at least someone is falling for the hype.

And I have a good friend in the Schenectady area that tells me that houses are selling within 2 days in Niskayuna and Colonie for what she considers way over value. People are definitely still moving upstate.
 
2022-05-20 7:56:28 AM  
There's a whole lotta "WTF are you on aboot" just in the top 10.
 
2022-05-20 8:05:02 AM  

Harry Wagstaff: People don't want to live in an expensive and overcrowded shiathole? I'm SHOCKED!


No one wants too live in NYC. It's too crowded and the demand for housing makes it too expensive.
 
2022-05-20 8:16:48 AM  
"Nobody Goes There Anymore, It's Too Crowded"


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2022-05-20 8:21:43 AM  
Green Bay is number 3? It's always looked like kind of sh*thole to me.

Rochester and Buffalo in the top 100? List fails.
 
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2022-05-20 8:29:52 AM  
Albany being on this list is all the proof you need to just close your browser.
 
2022-05-20 9:28:15 AM  
Good. Stop moving here you mid-west and southern farkers.
 
2022-05-20 9:36:02 AM  

Harry Wagstaff: People don't want to live in an expensive and overcrowded shiathole? I'm SHOCKED!


Aren't you from Dallas? An expensive overcrowded shiathole but instead of good culture arts entertainment and diversity you have hateful rednecks and guns. Hard pass
 
2022-05-20 9:49:17 AM  

alitaki: Good. Stop moving here you mid-west and southern farkers.


Dear New Yorkers:

The best defense is a good offense.  At one time, everyone was moving to California.  Finally, Californians took their revenge by moving to places and driving up their housing markets.  Austin, Seattle, Colorado, now even Portugal.

Take that, people from other places!  See how you like it.
 
2022-05-20 9:52:06 AM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Harry Wagstaff: People don't want to live in an expensive and overcrowded shiathole? I'm SHOCKED!

Aren't you from Dallas? An expensive overcrowded shiathole but instead of good culture arts entertainment and diversity you have hateful rednecks and guns. Hard pass


I don't like living here either. I damn sure don't want to live somewhere even more crowded and expensive.
 
2022-05-20 9:56:13 AM  
Super weird set of criteria to come up with that list.

Of the cities I've lived in, I would rank them thusly:

New York
New Orleans
Chicago
Louisville
San Diego
Charleston (SC)
Madison

I like Madison, but I wouldn't want to live there (again).
 
2022-05-20 9:56:14 AM  
"New York Is My Home" by Dion and Paul Simon (Official Video)
Youtube bpsVSLUOCGA


Call me when Dion sings about your town.
 
2022-05-20 10:27:05 AM  

mathamagical: Wow gun violence is a problem in NYC? Have they tried strict gun control yet? I've heard that will fix it!


Regulation of firearms doesn't work in one city when someone can bring in a gun from elsewhere.
But you knew that.
 
2022-05-20 10:43:36 AM  

yakmans_dad: [YouTube video: "New York Is My Home" by Dion and Paul Simon (Official Video)]

Call me when Dion sings about your town.


Counterpoint:

Jim Croce - New York's Not My Home
 
2022-05-20 11:29:26 AM  
TFA: A low-value index -- which is no wonder, given how high real estate prices have skyrocketed while gun violence is at a 25-year high -- and a high net migration rate drove down the five boroughs' ranking...

So which metro areas are the best to live in the United States? Huntsville, Alabama, earned top honors, thanks mostly to high rankings on the value and job market indices.

Colorado Springs, Colorado, lauded for its desirability, came in second, with Green Bay, Wisconsin, Boulder, Colorado, and San Jose, California, rounding out the top five.


Violent crime per 100k, according to the survey:
NYC 256
#1 Huntsville 262
#2 Colorado Springs: 483
#3 Green Bay: 220
#4 Boulder: 286
#5 San Jose: 316

Local news loves reporting on crime, but maybe it's not the key driver for this survey.
 
2022-05-20 12:29:25 PM  

FDR Jones: yakmans_dad: [YouTube video: "New York Is My Home" by Dion and Paul Simon (Official Video)]

Call me when Dion sings about your town.

Counterpoint:

Jim Croce - New York's Not My Home


Pining for the blue blue fjords of home.
 
2022-05-20 1:18:44 PM  
Manhattan smells like pot smoke. all day, everyday. constantly.
 
2022-05-20 2:11:49 PM  
What? Obvious Tag too FSCKING good for ya, ya Mug!
 
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