Is New York A Best State To Live In? The Answer May Shock You
There are pros and cons to living anywhere, but apparently, there are a lot more pros than we realize when it comes to living in the Empire State.
I think pretty much everywhere I have lived over the years, at some point I imagined the grass being greener elsewhere. It is human nature - we sometimes get hung up on what bothers us the most about our living situations. And full disclosure - our gripes are usually legitimate. You know, like the high cost of living here in New York.
That said, there are so many great things this state has to offer. So what could be some of the positives that landed New York a VERY HIGH ranking among Wallethub's best states to live?
Easy access to the splendor of nature right with the Catskills and Adirondacks right in our backyard...
Yes, our taxes are high, but there is one major benefit: our public schools are consistently among the nation's best, especially here in the Capital Region.
Proximity To New York City And Boston
We have everything at our doorstep in the Capital Region here as far as arts and entertainment, but being only 3 hours from New York City or Boston is a nice perk!
Yes, Wallethub did take cost of living into consideration when scoring the best states in the union. Yes, we scored as well as you would expect. But guess what? All the pros of living here led to New York being named among the best states to live in.
Wallethub Names New York #3 Best State To Live
So what got New York so high on this list? Wallethub also took into consideration quality of life (NY is #1 nationwide!), safety (NY is #2), education (NY is # 16), and other factors to score the best states to live in.