New York Moving Guide

Moving to New York City? This Moving Guide Has You Covered

New York City is like no other place in the world and for good reason. The city offers a whole host of options for entertainment, great food and great schools that locals and visitors alike can enjoy. The city dates back to the 15th-century when the Dutch settled near the Hudson River. Since then, NYC has flourished into the modern metropolis that it is today.

Check out what New York City has to offer:


New York has some incredible nicknames. Here are some common nicknames:

  • "The Big Apple"
  • "Gotham City"
  • "Metropolis"
  • "Empire City"
  • "The City That Never Sleeps"
  • "NYC"

Populations Stats

New York City is home to an estimated 8.62 million residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

New York Attractions, Parks and Landmarks

New York offers both residents and tourists some of the absolute best sightseeing in the country:


Colleges and Universities

New York City offers residents several opportunities for a post-secondary education. Some notable colleges and universities in the city include:


Sports Teams

New York City is home to several sporting events, including racing and baseball finals, and is home to popular teams in football, basketball, soccer, baseball and ice hockey. Some of the city's teams include:


New York City Neighborhoods and Districts

New York City is home to several districts and neighborhoods within its five boroughs. Some notable neighborhoods and districts within its city lines include:

  • Chelsea
  • Dumbo
  • Williamsburg
  • Fashion District
  • Financial District
  • Flat Iron District
  • Gramercy
  • Greenwich
  • Meatpacking District
  • Soho
  • Tribeca
  • Bushwick
  • Harlem
  • Prospect Park
  • Midtown
  • Nolita
  • East Village
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • Hell's Kitchen



Great food and drinks to suit your palette aren't hard to find in New York City. The city boasts award-winning restaurants with a variety of cuisines from all around the world, including Japanese, Italian, Moroccan and Thai. Here are some notable restaurants in the city:

Check out these lists from popular review websites of the restaurants for New York City:



New York City is home to some of the best nightlife and entertainment in the world with bars and clubs, such as Bar 54 and Cielo. You can also catch a play or concert at places all across the city, such as Madison Square GardenRadio City Music Hall and the New York City Theatre.


New York City has some of the world's best shopping. You'll find major flagship stores, including Macy's, Gucci and Céline. The city also offers boutiques, indoor malls, vintage shopping and flea markets, including the Brooklyn Flea and the Shops at Columbus Circle.


New York City is home to thousands of private, public and independent schools, including award-winning schools. Find assigned New York City public schools that your home is zoned for by using the NYC Department of Education's School Search tool.

Major Cities

New York is close to several major cities that you can take a quick weekend trip to spend time with family and friends or just for a little solo road trip, including PhiladelphiaPoughkeepsie, and Southampton.

Important City Links

Esri. Find stats on New York City based on your ZIP code.

DMV/Licenses. Use the DMV Offices map to find the nearest New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) location to get your state ID or driver's license.

Voting Locations. Use the Board of Elections in the City of New York's  Poll Site Locator to find your assigned polling site.

Hurricane and Emergency Shelters. When hurricanes happen in NYC, you can use the Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder to find an emergency shelter.

Evacuation Maps for Natural Disasters. Visit New York City's Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder for the latest updates on evacuation orders and to find your evacuation zone.

Utilities Companies. NYC residents can get electrical and gas power services from Con EdisonNew York City's Department of Environmental Protection handles the sewage and water for the city's residents.

Trash/ Recycling Services. The NYC Department of Sanitation takes care of trash pickup and recycling services for city residents. Find your trash and recycling collection pickup time based on your address by using the DSNY Info app or the online Address Information tool.

Cable and Internet Providers



Median Home Prices. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, New York City homes have a median value of $508,900.

Average Income. The median household income of NYC homes is $55,191.

Largest Employers. Some of the NYC's largest employers include Deloitte, The Goldman Sachs Group, Comcast NBC Universal and American Express.

Metropolitan Map. Find your way around NYC by using this Metro Map from the MTA.

National Parks. There are several national parks and historic sites in and around the city, including Governor's Island and the Gateway National Recreation Area.

Clubs. The YMCA and Boys & Girls Club have local chapters in New York City, including the Manhattan West Side YMCA and the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club.

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