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New York is a diverse and bustling state known for its busy cities, lively cultural scene, and rich history. With a population of over 19 million people, it is the fourth most populous state in the US. Many people are drawn to New York for its job opportunities, world-renowned universities, and vibrant atmosphere. However, like any place, it also has its drawbacks, such as high cost of living and crowded living spaces.

User reviews on provide a unique insight into the experiences of those who have lived in New York. One reviewer, Anna, highlights the variety of opportunities in the state, stating "New York is truly the land of opportunities. From finance to fashion, there's something for everyone." Another reviewer, John, praises the state's cultural scene, saying "I love living in New York because there's always something to do. Museums, concerts, festivals, you name it." However, not all reviews are positive. Sarah shares her frustrations with the high cost of living, stating "I moved to New York for a job, but the cost of living is so high that it's hard to save up or afford anything other than a small apartment." Another reviewer, Michael, echoes this sentiment, saying "The traffic and crowds in New York can be overwhelming, and the cost of living is outrageous. It's not an easy place to live." Overall, while there are many positives to living in New York, these reviews show that it may not be the right fit for everyone and that the high cost of living is a common concern among residents.

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cringe - 5/18/2020
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I Love New York - 3/5/2016
As far as the outdoors, New York is a beautiful state with a lot to offer than most people think. New York has two of the best state parks in the country. Watkins Glen and Letchworth State Parks are great places to go hiking and enjoy the outdoors. The finger lakes region is beautiful as well as up north in the Adirondack mountains. Autumn is a great time of year to spend outdoors and enjoy the foliage. New York is such a dynamic state. Between large cities such as NYC, Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, Buffalo, and the vast amounts of farmlands and villages; New York State has it all. New York City has a lifetime of places to see and things to due. It is a truly amazing and powerful city. Read More

Access to great healthcare - 11/4/2015
There are many things I love about New York but the top of my list is the easy access to the best healthcare anywhere. Read More

Weather - 8/19/2015
Very cold but nice to live. Read More

NY (Long Island) - 4/2/2015
Housing market is painfully high. Explains why it so many people live with their parents until they are 30.  Read More

Living in New York not the City - 3/21/2015
Imagine you have been transported to a place where all you can see is rolling hills, mountains in the distance, more sheep and cows than people.. Farms, covered bridges, old homes from the Revolutionary War days .. That is what you get when you visit or live in "Upstate" New York .
The people are friendly and helpful, hard working and caring. Like most people anywhere in the world, they work, have families and just want to be happy.
It is a wonderful place to visit and a very good place to call Read More

hi - 2/16/2015
looking to move to Read More

New York - 2/4/2015
Grew up here all my life and I like that i can travel out to the hamtpons or the city in a short travel time. No complaints just sometimes curious for a Read More

Varied - 1/29/2015
Widely varied climate. Cold and snowy in winter, warm and pleasant in summer. Experience all four Read More

Economy - 12/25/2014
Still Read More