Finding a place to live in New York can be tough. Barry Hers tells us his favorite spots in the city that never sleeps.
With 8.4 million residents throughout New York City’s boroughs, finding a place to live can be a full-time job. With decades of real estate experience, Barry Hers offers some well-needed tips on deciding where to live in the big apple. When moving to New York, it’s not just a new place to live, it’s a lifestyle with endless possibilities, so finding the right home is just as important as any other big life decision.
Since its inception, New York has been home to intersecting cultures and communities that have made it one of the most important cities on the planet.
“New York does everything bigger and better,” explained Barry Hers. “As a global destination for art and culture, it has everything you could want in a city and more.”
“The most important factor when considering which borough to call home is budget. Once you have that figured out, everything else will fall into place with the right guidance and realtor,” explained Barry Hers. “Once you start exploring the different sections of New York, a part of the city is bound to speak to you.”
If you’re looking for a quiet and underrated part of the city, look no further than the Financial District. Having undergone major changes over the last 17 years, it’s peaceful at nights and on weekends and boasts some of the best restaurants in the city.
Barry Hers also recommends checking out Prospect Park and Crown Heights, two alternatives to Park Slope. Family-friendly neighborhoods with a historically younger demographic, both are incredibly diverse and offer a lot in terms of culture and activities. Boasting a history as old as New York, Crown Heights is a rich and diverse place to call home.
Another diverse area Barry Hers recommends checking out is the Lower East Side. Historically a melting pot, this diverse part of town is the intersection for all communities that immigrated to New York. If you are looking for a historically accurate part of the city that represents the best of New York, the Lower East side is it. With places like Little Italy, and Chinatown and lot’s of robust and elective new restaurants and shops, there is something for everyone in the Lower East Side.
If you’re looking for a location close to the famed central park, the Upper East Side is definitely worth checking out. Quiet, serene and perfect for the art lover with plenty of world-class museums.
New York has something for everybody, and Barry Hers is available to help those new to the city, and locals find new areas to explore.