-benedettoI live an hour and a half north of NYC but would love to live there if I had a serious bank roll. Mainly because of the music scene. My dad used to commute to the Bronx everyday from up here after we moved up here from the Bronx. No idea how he kept sane. At least it wasn't during rush hour. Even on the weekends or middle of the night, there will be hair pulling traffic getting in/out of the city though.
To work for me is 35-40 minutes.
Catskill ski hills are roughly 90ish minutes away give or take.
Yea man I live 40 miles north of NYC right now. Recently moved back up since I switched jobs a year ago. It sucks but sooo much cheaper. Commute is awful im only doing it to save for a house downpayment.
I understand why you would move here for the music scene...but as a six figure+ earner...it doesn't go far here at all. If you could afford all of the amazing restaurants, high end bar/club scene, concerts, etc it would be awesome.
For me im more of an outdoors guy tethered here for now due to work. So I like the space of not being in the city I can deal with the commute. I don't like concerts that much so for me nyc culture essentially revolves around spending a fuck ton of money doing anything and everything and drinking. I dont know what you would do in nyc if you didnt drink
"You put on your boots, click into your bindings, dust the snow off your skis, and head out for the chair, and it doesn't matter that you failed a test, didn't get the girl, or that your life is on a one way trip down the shitter, your world is right for the next couple of hours."