10 Things They Don’t Tell You About Leaving New York
If you’re moving from New York, you may (or may not) miss it. But here are some things you might want to keep in mind.
By Spencer McKee, Movoto.com
What else didn’t they tell us about leaving New York? Find out by reading the full story, originally published by Movoto.com here.
1. You’ll Miss Life At The Beach
While most out-of-towners probably don’t think of New York as a beach state like Florida or California, there are plenty of awesome summer spots full of bikinis and sand there.
If you’re moving to one of the country’s many landlocked areas, you’ll miss home come the warm summer months.
2. Seafood Won’t Be So Fresh
Another huge perk of being so close to the beach is that the seafood in New York is some of the best in America. You’ll have a hard time finding a lobster capable of meeting your expectations.
3. No One Will Know What The Finger Lakes Are
While you might have spent countless long weekends while growing up at the Finger Lakes, outside of the New York region they’re pretty much unheard of as a tourist destination.
Outsiders just won’t understand how fun a trip here can be until you bring them back with you for a visit.
4. Get An Education Before You Leave
If you’re considering the pursuit of a college degree, you’re already in one of the best places to do it. With tons of great universities and several Ivy League schools, the state of New York can be one of the best places in the world to get a higher education.
5. Other Places Won’t Be So Haunted
There’s a reason every American horror tale seems to be set on the East Coast, there’s a ton of history…meaning a ton of ghosts. If you’re moving somewhere with less of a past, there’s a good chance you’ll find your new home is a bit more lonely.
6. You’ll Be Tougher Than Most People You Meet
7. You Can Stop Fearing Bed Bugs
People in New York City are well aware that these pests are a real problem. If you’re leaving the city, it’s comforting to know that very few other places in the country are plagued by these little critters.
8. You’ll Miss The Fall
No place in the country has a prettier fall than Upstate New York. If your favorite time of the year is when the leaves start changing, you’ll definitely get the urge to come back for a visit.
9. Tone Back Your Road Rage
While you might be used to driving in lots of traffic for extended periods of time, most Americans aren’t. Think twice before you lay on the horn or flip the bird, it’s a lot more insulting in places like the Midwest.
10. Nowhere Else Will Compare To Your New York Life
If you loved everything about life in New York, you’ll never find somewhere else that’s quite so sweet. With awesome food, a great outdoors, and literally any entertainment you might want at your fingertips, it’s hard to beat life in the Empire State.
Thankfully, if you leave, you can always come back. Once you’re a New Yorker, you’re a New Yorker for life.
Original story by Movoto.com here.