When you hear people talking about moving to the state of New York or living in it, you’ll hear about the basic complaints like our high taxes or frigid lake-effect winters. If you take the time to really analyze what it’s like to live here though, you’ll see that there are a lot of things to consider – and we’ve managed to condense it all down to a list for you! Take a look.
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1. The water here tastes a bit funky.
Sure, places like Saratoga Springs may have water that's known for healing but what's the point of living in a state with magical water if it sometimes tastes a little odd? This doesn't seem worth the trouble.
2. Things are known to get pretty sticky.
Considering the fact that New York State is one of the top maple producers in the entire country, things are known to get pretty sticky here. As we said, it's best you stay far away.
3. Everywhere you look there are small towns.
Friendly faces, family-owned and operated restaurants, unique attractions, it's not like our small towns are worth pulling over for - even if they are waiting for you on nearly every corner.
4. Yikes, did we also mention the Empire State is where you'll find the country's largest city?
Home to over 8-million New Yorkers, New York City is just one big chaotic ball of fun you wouldn't want to deal with, right?
5. And get this, there's not one, not two...
Not three, but
four seasons that you'll have to put up with while you live here.
A winter wonderland, the country's best fall foliage, spring flowers, and all that summer fun? It sounds a bit overwhelming and frankly a lot to deal with.
6. Most of the time while you're living here, you feel like you're somewhere else anyways.
Between all of the enchanting castles, whimsically themed restaurants, and even Wizard of Oz themed towns, half the time you don't even feel like you're in New York anyway - so why stay here?
7. You'll always be near the water.
No matter where you live in the state of New York, between all of the lakes, rivers, and even the ocean nearby - you won't get to enjoy the luxury of being in a land-locked state.
8. Things tend to get noisy with all of those waterfalls scattered throughout our state.
You've probably heard by now that you can always go chasing after waterfalls in New York, but doesn't that sound tiring? Between that and all of the noise created from the soothing rushing water, it doesn't seem like this would be a benefit to anyone.
9. There are simply too many restaurants to choose from.
Every single region in the state of New York has cities and small towns that are filled with amazing restaurants, with so many to choose from it seems like living here would put your head in a permanent frenzy.
10. A lot of the hikes here aren't even that difficult.
Some states have hikes that are inside large national parks and require you to be an avid hiker or to even get legal passes to enjoy them, but here in New York all you have to do is walk outside and enjoy the scenery. That doesn't even sound that exciting, does it?
11. We're a lot closer to the North Pole than you may have previously realized.
We're sure you were prepared to deal with our winters, seeing as we're situated up here in the Northeast, but did you realize you'd be so close to the North Pole? That's right, there's an actual hamlet within the Adirondack Park named the North Pole and things can get chilly!
12. Everything here is old.
As you explore New York State, you'll almost constantly see signs everywhere you look that tell you-you're by a historic site. Between the official historic sites, long-standing restaurants and stores, it's hard to be happy living in a state with so much history and old attractions.
13. Once you settle in here, you'll most likely never leave.
Unfortunately, once you unpack your bags and settle into the state of New York, you'll almost always end up loving every single thing about this state and will never leave. Sorry to break the wonderful news to you!