Last May, Charlotte, 31, and her husband cleaned out their one-bedroom apartment on Christopher Street after learning that rent could skyrocket from $5,000 to $7,000 a month.the couple loved live in the west villagebut even with her job in finance and his in a tech job, homeownership was out of reach.
We were both working from home, so we could live anywhere. They decided it was time to leave New York.
“We thought bronxvilleand surrounding areas [in Westchester]but what we wanted cost well over $1.8 [million]Charlotte, who earns more than $200,000 a year and refuses to give her last name, told The Post.
Longtime New Yorkers who can work remotely are leaving in search of more affordable housing and a higher quality of life.Recent research Conducted by financial tech company SmartAsset New York was found to have the largest net outflow of young professionals under the age of 35 earning more than $100,000 of any other major city. Between 2019 and 2020, about 15,788 of these so-called “wealthy young professionals” left his five governorates.
“For decades, New York City has attracted young people willing to pay a hefty premium just to live and work in New York, but it has also drawn a big wedge in the finances of many. An investigation at Realtor.com told The Post. “Fifteen years ago, inflation would have allowed him to buy more at $100,000 than he does now.”
Charlotte and her husband found their money doing better in Massachusetts.they Moved to a suburb of Boston They could afford to buy a four-bedroom, 3,500-square-foot house.
“Our mortgage payments, taxes, and home maintenance costs are about $1,500 more each month than we do. [old] rent,” she said.
In early 2020, 31-year-old Tyler, who works in software, left New York and parked in Denver in search of not just housing but cheaper transportation.
Instead of paying a monthly $110 Metrocard and $275 parking fee, he got free space included in his large apartment. Thanks to his lower cost of living, he has more time and money to spend on hobbies such as skiing and hiking, and has been able to invest in a mountain house with his friends.
“I took this job in Denver because I knew I could apply. [what I learned] We’re tackling a less saturated market, centered around New York City’s brightest and brightest people, without having to deal with the rat race that people go through every day in New York City. increase.”
Leisure activities also motivated 35-year-old New York native Michael to leave the Empire State. In April he and his wife left Brooklyn, Boca Raton, Florida, and its ample golf courses, pickleball courts, and tennis courts. Having such facilities so close to his home, and also happening to be so affordable, was a game changer.
“are in florida Having these things readily available year-round has dramatically improved my quality of life,” said the accountant. “It would take him seven hours to play golf if he lived in New York.”