Moving to New York City
Relocating to New York City and looking for an apartment to rent or buy to start your new life? Time and again it's been shown that moving to a new home is among the five most stressful things most of us will ever have to tackle in our lives. Another top stressor? Starting a new job. So if you're doing both at the same time, you could use all the help you can get.
If you’re moving to New York City and looking for an apartment to rent or sublet, or want to purchase a NYC co-op or condo, Urban Edge can help make your search faster, more targeted, and without question less expensive than going through a broker. Because all of the NYC apartments on Urban Edge are listed by the owner, you never have to pay a broker's fee or commission, hidden or otherwise.
And if you're looking for something short-term, Urban Edge can help with that, too, with our listing of sublets. Although co-ops often don't allow subletting--or require a lengthy, often rigorous screening process of sub-lessee, a process which isn't really practical if you need to move soon to start your new job-- NYC condo owners usually have no such restrictions, so a NYC relo apartment can be found in one of those spectacular, fully-loaded residential towers that have popped up all over New York City in the past two decades. Check the Urban Edge condo listings for leads in this area.
Also, if you're in the market for a NYC rental apartment and you're moving to New York City here for the first time, take a look at the Urban Edge neighborhood guide to get acquainted. And remember, New York City has one of the best subway systems in the world (despite what you may have heard), so make sure to consider neighborhoods that are on the same subway lines as your place of employment, not just buildings within walking distance.
For example, if you're working anywhere in the Midtown West area, you can get to your office easily from anywhere on the 1, 2, 3, A, and C lines, from Tribeca and Hudson Square through the West Village and Chelsea, anywhere on the Upper West Side, and up into Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. Midtown East workers have ready access to the 4, 5, and 6 trains, as well as the 7 train, so many up-and-coming neighborhoods in Queens are also a good option.