I'm moving to NYC as a 1st year analyst this summer. I've seen a couple threads on best neighborhoods to live in as a 1st yr analyst but I think my situation is a bit unique because I'm moving WITH MY GIRLFRIEND. Some considerations:
- My job is IB in midtown, so crazy hours, in midtown
- We will NOT be living with any roommates and it's unclear how much my GF will be able to contribute toward rent. Basically, we need a 1 bedroom and it has to be cheap enough that I could afford it ON MY OWN with my $85K salary.
- A lot of threads talk about single life and stuff like that, we obviously don't care about finding lots of singles and that, but don't want to live in a boring AF neighborhood. She will also have a lot of free time so she'd like to live in a decently entertaining neighborhood.
- How early did you guys sign your lease and in which neighborhood? I've heard people start looking 2 weeks before moving in, is that true? Seems to be cutting it close. Did you guys all fly out to NY for a couple days to tour apartments?
Thanks for the advice!