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Moving from HK to USA- public IB school options around NYC

Old Jun 23rd 2020, 12:19 am
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Originally Posted by civilservant View Post
You're totally missing the point aren't you? Like right-over-your-head, can't-see-the-bottom missing the point.

We aren't giving advice to 80% of NYCs population. We're giving it to this one person who presumably doesn't want to live on the breadline.
While $190k doesn't allow a family of five to live like a king, it hardly puts them on the breadline either. If you choose your location carefully, it is possible to find a 4 bedroom apartment or townhouse for around $3,500 a month close to an IB school and within 40 minutes commute to midtown in quite a nice area with parks. You just have to know what you expectations are and work out whether it is worth the move halfway across the world.

A big house in the suburbs might sound tempting, but if you are moving from a small apartment, then you might find that you don't have enough stuff to fill a huge house. Don't automatically rule out a move to North Bronx or Queens, or even Staten Island, based on assumptions that exists only live in either Manhattan or up in Westchester or New Jersey.

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Originally Posted by Hartley_Hare View Post
While $190k doesn't allow a family of five to live like a king, it hardly puts them on the breadline either. If you choose your location carefully, it is possible to find a 4 bedroom apartment or townhouse for around $3,500 a month close to an IB school and within 40 minutes commute to midtown in quite a nice area with parks. You just have to know what you expectations are and work out whether it is worth the move halfway across the world.

A big house in the suburbs might sound tempting, but if you are moving from a small apartment, then you might find that you don't have enough stuff to fill a huge house. Don't automatically rule out a move to North Bronx or Queens, or even Staten Island, based on assumptions that exists only live in either Manhattan or up in Westchester or New Jersey.

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Said another non-car owner. .... Agreed its doable, but only with some serious compromises of what I would want from life in New York, notably I would say that you would need to do without vehicles of your own, and limit yourself when it comes to entertainment, holidays, and travel.
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