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Moving to New York City

With over 8 million inhabitants, New York City is the largest city in the United States by population. That is more than double the population of Los Angeles, which comes second. With size comes great diversity and many opportunities for students, job seekers, and business owners, but NYC can also prove intimidating for newcomers.

To be more comfortable with your choices, here is what you should consider before moving to New York City:

Top Opportunities for New Yorkers


There are nine specialized high schools in New York City that are dedicated to academically and artistically gifted students. When it comes to higher education, more than 120 institutions enroll over a million students. More than half of them are in the City University of New York (CUNY) system.

Job Seekers

The largest top-rated companies in the NYC area are Deloitte, PepsiCo, IBM, and JPMorgan Chase. However, the largest employers are actually in the public sector and the highest-paying jobs are in health care. Other careers worth pursuing here include sales and financial management, petroleum engineering, and computer and information systems management.

Business Owners

This is the friendliest large city to open a business in, largely thanks to NYC Business Quick Start. This program helps cut red tape and guarantees a 48-hour response to all small business inquiries. Small Business Advocates will also help you understand key rules and requirements, and they are particularly useful for retail and food establishments.

New York City Boroughs


Although small, this very densely populated borough is the administrative and financial center of NYC, hosting most of the city's skyscrapers and the famous Central Park. The cost of living here is the highest in the U.S. and the borough is home to many NYU post grads, Wall Street CEOs, and young professionals looking to make it big.


Well-known for its cultural diversity and its distinctive architecture, this is the most populous New York City borough and a prime destination for hipsters, high-tech start-ups, and entrepreneurs. After a dramatic increase in house prices, newer developments in Brooklyn are now required to include some affordable options as well.

The Bronx

Home to Co-op City and the world's largest metropolitan zoo, The Bronx also hosts the largest NYC park and is the birthplace of hip-hop culture. After a steep decline in the 1970s and 1980s, the area is once again experiencing growth, boasting medium- and upper-income neighborhoods like Morris Park, Baychester, Pelham, and Eastchester Bay.


This is the largest NYC borough and the world's most ethnically diverse urban area. Its largest neighborhood is Flushing, with many high-rise buildings and a large, growing Asian community. The most expensive residential areas in Queens are Belle Harbor, Hunters Point, and Hollis Hills.

Staten Island

It is NYC's least populated borough and the one with the most suburban vibes. Many artists and musicians choose to relocate to the northern part of the island, as it balances affordability and closeness to Manhattan. With plenty of room for green space and single homes, it is also popular among families.

Get NYC Storage Space

Moving to New York City usually involves downsizing to some degree. If you want to keep all or most of your belongings, you can find a large variety of storage unit sizes in NYC, from mini storage to vehicle storage and bigger. To make the most out of your budget, opt for a storage company that offers you a discount for long-term rentals and that can also offer you pickup services.

Frequently asked questions

A good rule of thumb is that a 5 x 10 unit can hold the contents of a one-bedroom apartment, a 10x10 unit can hold a two-bedroom home, a 10 x 15 can hold a three-bedroom home, and a 10 x 20 can hold a five-bedroom home. However, your needs may vary depending on how much stuff you have.

The adequacy of a 5 x 10 storage unit depends on your specific storage needs. If you're only storing boxes or small furniture, it should be enough. However, for larger items or for a larger quantity, you may need a bigger unit, potentially a 10 x 10.

While precise dimensions can vary minimally from one facility to another, a 10x10 storage unit generally gives you 100 square feet of floor space with a usual height of around 8 feet.

On average, a 10 x 20 storage unit can be more costly than small-sized storage units as it offers double or triple the space in many instances. However, when compared with bigger units, say 20x20 or 30x30, the price is considerably lower. It's also important to know that the cost varies from location to location and company to company. So the average price of $125.23 can give you an idea about the general pricing trend.

Average Unit Price

Based on 484 storage units reserved in New York over the past 7 months.


Down $19.19

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Best Priced Storage Units in New York, NY

A storage unit's price is based on several factors, including the facility's amenities (such as 24/7 access, free use of truck), the storage unit's amenities (such as climate control, electrical outlet), facility location, unit location (a ground floor unit will be more expensive), and overall demand in your area.

When looking at pricing for storage units in New York, it's important to think about rental rates in terms of price for value. Sometimes, the cheapest storage unit doesn't always mean it's the best unit for YOUR needs.