I'll be working full-time at an IB in July, and currently looking at places to rent.
Is a 20-22 minute walk to work "too far"? Only reason I'm considering this is because of the suite and building itself appear to be very nice, a price range a little lower than some smaller suites near my bank's office. I was initially targeting a 10-15 minute, but maybe I'm being too particular with my preferences.
Do you think this distance will be an issue? Particularly, I'll be in Toronto, so is walking this distance in the summer/winter (in very hot/very cold weather conditions) an issue to you guys?
What is a Reasonable Walking Distance to Work in NYC?
While much of this is up to your preference - our users share their thoughts below. Most users preference 15 - 20 minutes and emphasize that the winter isn't as much of an issue as the summer. If your walk is too far - you might end up sweaty by the time you get to work.
It's really up to you - I did a 20ish minute walk to work to an internship in NYC, was perfectly fine, although some days if I you're running late in the morning you'll definitely be inclined to cab/train it.
20+ minutes is def is the limit. I assume the walk is a little over a mile and 1/4. I live 1 mile and it takes me 15 min. Now that the weather is nice it's a great walk. Winter sucked but if you have hat/gloves/scarf its really no problem.
User @singularity explained that while cold whether any distance is fine:
Warm weather, screw anything more than 15min or so unless you want to look like you were just swimming with the fishes.
Have to agree--even 15 minutes is sometimes a bit much with warm/hot weather, especially if you're wearing a suit. I'm a 20 minute walk away from work and in warm weather, I have to slow down my pace to prevent/limit the sweating. 20 minutes definitely isn't too far.
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