Three months ago I made one of the biggest decisions of my twenty-something-year-old life: to take a job in NYC and move over a thousand miles away from my family and friends. One week ago I made my big move from Orlando, FL to Hoboken, NJ.
After doing tons of research on apartments and different neighborhoods (and after living in upper Manhattan last year for a 4-month internship), I realized living right outside of the city was definitely the better option for me. I love that I still get to experience the hustle and bustle of city-life while working in mid-town and exploring on weekends, but I love the energy Hoboken gives off even more. This little city just buzzes with life – restaurants and bars (and other like-minded twenty-something’s) line the city’s main stretch, Washington Street. Wander down other streets and you’ll find mom-and-pop Italian joints, cute coffee shops and an array of florists mixed in with beautiful brownstones. Even with how lively this area can be, it somehow hasn’t lost it’s quaint (and somewhat suburban) old-world charm.
I’m excited to have all of you on this journey with me, and I can’t wait to share all my experiences – both in and out of the city – with you!