The calendar finally says it’s summer, which means it’s arguably the best time of year for New York State, although fall is also exceptional for this region, especially from late September to most of October.
Many first-time visitors to New York are almost surprised by the amount of countryside and farmland there is here. They hear “New York” and automatically think of a big city vibe.
Yes, we have big cities, but most of this state is actually like most other states, with beautiful land and water views; The Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, etc.
However, most people who come to New York State usually visit for one reason, and that is to visit New York.
New York is the largest city in the United States. It is absolutely huge and focused on tourists and Hollywood as many movies and TV shows are filmed and/or filmed there.
New York has a glamorous reputation and while it’s a fantastic place to visit (everyone should go at least once), it’s not exactly the most fruitful place to live.
Not because of the sports teams, the food and the culture, but because of the daily tasks that have to be done with logistical nightmares.
New York City is huge, which means it has a very large population. Traffic jams are horrible. It takes a ton of time to get from one part of town to another if you are driving. Many who work in New York commute from Long Island, Pennsylvania or New Jersey, just to avoid living there.
Walking is popular, but again foot traffic is extremely congested. It’s especially not fun in the winter months.
As with most major cities, odor can be an issue, especially in the heat of summer. It can also be expensive and of course the cost of living is astronomically higher than in other parts of the state.
New York has its famous reputation for a reason, but like other big cities, it’s not all sunshine.
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