Are You Considering Moving To New York & Need A Removals Quote?
Are you planning on moving to New York? It’s well known as the city that never sleeps and most New Yorkers work hard and play harder! Space really comes at a premium in the city and there are a wide range of neighbourhoods to choose from. The city has a population of 8,537,673 (estimated 2016) and is situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbours.
Expats moving to New York should make sure they have invested in a fully comprehensive health insurance plan.
Property prices if you are thinking of moving to New York
Buying a property in New York is generally a straightforward but expensive process. One of the most helpful things you can do is to secure the services of a reliable real estate agent. These individuals will play a big part in the purchasing process and will be able to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Property prices vary greatly depending on which neighbourhood you choose to live. You can expect to pay $13,316 (£9583) per square metre for a one bedroomed apartment in the city. Outside the city this drops considerably to around $6888 (£4957).
The following site has a selection of properties for sale or rent: http://www.realtor.com
Schools if you are thinking of moving to New York
The City’s public school system is operated by the New York City Department of Education. It is the largest in the world. More than 1.1 million students are taught in more than 1,700 public schools.
The majority of expats however, will choose an international school, especially if they only plan to stay in New York for a few years. Students at international schools in the USA can be taught in English and a foreign language and can follow the curriculum back home. It is important to note that good international schools can often have long waiting lists, so it is wise to apply well in advance.
The following site has a list of schools: http://www.greatschools.org
Local Information if you are thinking of moving to New York
When you first move to a new city finding your way round the local taxes and requirements can be daunting. Using the experience of other expats is a great help when you arrive.
A quick visit to the following website can help you on your way: www.expatarrivals.com/the-usa/banking-money-and-taxes-in-the-usa
Travel if you are thinking of moving to New York
Most expats will choose to drive for reasons of convenience, safety and freedom to move about as they wish. The roads and highways in New York are relatively easy to navigate, fuel costs are reasonable and a driver’s licence from your home country can be used.
It would be recommended, but is not necessary, to obtain an international driver’s permit (IDP) from the local Automobile before you depart for New York. New York City has an excellent public transport system so it may be possible to rely on this rather to own a car.
Currency Conversion If Moving To New York
The official currency is the US Dollar (USD). The US Dollar is broken down into 100 Cents. Banking is extremely competitive and the choice of services and rates can make deciding where to open an account confusing. It is often more straight forward to maintain an overseas account, open a US based account at the same bank and transfer money back and forth overseas.
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
Preparing for the move
Moving house can be a difficult process at the best of times. Moving to a whole new country can be much harder. There are many things to think about and make decisions about. White & Company offer a full international removals service, specialising in removals to the USA, South Africa, Australia, Canada, and thousands of other destinations all over the world.
International Removals To New York
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