Moving from Cincinnati, OH to New York, NY

Moving from Cincinnati, OH to New York, NY

You will like moving from “The Queen City” to the biggest city in the country. Cincinnati is the third most populous city in Ohio and New York City is the most populous city in New York, as well as the country. New York is comprised of five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island. The City is located on one of the largest natural harbors in the world, and as many as 800 languages are spoken throughout. NYC is an entirely new environment from “The Tri-State”, and it’s sure to introduce new adventures and good times; we’re sure you’ll love it here!

What you can expect from a move from Cincinnati to New York City:

The distance between Cincinnati and New York City is 638 miles, which equals out to about 12 hours of driving. On your way to “The Big Apple,” take a bite out of these cities along the way, too: Columbus, OH, Somerset, PA, Allentown, PA, and Jersey City, New Jersey.

The weather in New York City

Winters are cold and damp in the City, weather that Cincy folk are accustomed to. The cities are located at similar latitudes, so both experience summers that stay in the low 80s. From Cincinnati to New York, you’ll see close to seven additional inches of rain annually, and about four more inches of snow.  

Getting around New York City

Getting around in the “City That Never Sleeps” is always a possibility with the most complex and extensive mass transit system in North America at your fingertips! New York is home to the iconic New York City Subway system, the Grand Central Station rail terminal, John F. Kennedy International Airport, 12,000+ yellow cabs, and 120,000 daily cyclists, as well as streets such as Broadway, Wall Street, Madison Avenue, and Seventh and Fifth Avenues. In addition, New Yorkers collectively save close to $19 billion annually just by utilizing public transportation.

Getting an education in New York City

Your children will be leaving a school district with around 34,680 students and joining New York’s 11 million student school system! The NYC school district includes 1,200 separate primary and secondary schools and 900 private schools, as well as charter schools and other private institutions. There are also several excellent colleges and universities, including Columbia University, New York University, City University of New York, Barnard College, as well as special-purpose and religious schools, such as The Juilliard School, The School of Visual Arts, and St. John’s University.

Dining & Entertainment in New York City

You can only expect the best of everything from a city like THIS city, and you have every right to! New York has some of the best dining options in the world. Once you’re settled into your new NYC home, you’ll definitely want to try some of the acclaimed favorite eat spots. Ippudo NY, Daniel, 53rd and 6th Halal Cart, Katz’s Delicatessen, Lombardi’s Pizza, Pommes Frites, and Shake Shack are all premier dining establishments, and the list keeps going! The Theater District and the Broadway shows that come with it, an afternoon in Central Park, a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty, a trip across the Brooklyn Bridge, a standstill in the center of Times Square, a date on the ice of Rockefeller Center, and a visit to the Empire State Building are only some of the wonderful experiences you’ll have to live for yourself once you move! (Did I mention NYC is one of the largest shopping spots in the world?)

Welcome to New York City, a.k.a “The Big Apple”!


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