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Where to look for some of the best land in the country? Definitely New York

New York City, often referred to as NYC, sits in the southern part of New York State on a huge natural harbor. As well as being culturally diverse, it is also considered a media and financial capital of the US. With the United Nations headquarters in the city, it has long been adopted as an important international center.

New York has one of the most diverse cultures and eclectic populations in the world. Its mix of traditions and ethnicity is displayed in one of the widest choices of cuisines, together with a big variety in music, dance, theater, art and literature. It is known as the city that never sleeps because there is always something to do, no matter what the time of day or night.

There are five boroughs in New York, all of which are globally well-known and draw a busy tourist trade. Each is a county of the state of New York and they are Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.

History of New York

History of New York

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In comparison to other cities in the US, New York is quite young. Originally known as New Amsterdam, the first European settlers, who were Dutch fur merchants, arrived in the early 17th century but the city was renamed New York in 1664. The city’s harbor grew to become a major trading port in the 18th century and was also the site of several battles for independence. New York was declared the US capital in 1785 but this changed just five years later when George Washington became the first president of the nation in 1790. New York continued to develop, becoming a prominent transportation hub with a new steamboat line and a turnpike network was established in 1810, creating a principal stop for pioneers. When the Erie Canal opened in 1825, linking the city with the Great Lakes, and a few years later the first railroad entering New York, settlers started to pour into the city. In the early 1900s, New York became famous for its financial and banking sectors; industry boomed, as did its population. Over the last few decades, New York City has gone on to cement its standing among world-class cities.

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Things to do in New York

Things to do in New York

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In a city that never sleeps, you will never be short of something to do or see in New York. Whether you are after an activity you can get involved in, enjoying a Broadway show or sporting event, catching the famous sights and sounds of the city, or delving into a day of retail therapy in New York’s vast array of boutiques and fashion stores, there is something for everyone.

For a romantic walk, the iconic Brooklyn Bridge is an absolutely must. As well as being the world’s longest suspension bridge, it links Downtown Brooklyn with ChinaTown and the city’s financial district. If there’s one thing that Manhattan is famous for it’s a Manhattan cocktail and what better place to experience this distinctive drink than a restaurant at the top of one of New York’s skyscrapers.

Experience shopping with a difference in NYC’s Chelsea Market; a raft of great shops and funky restaurants, like Lobster Place or Los Tacos #1, all under one roof. If you haven’t been to Central Park, you are missing out on an absolutely beautiful park that has a multitude of things to do and see, such as the zoo, museums, boating and hiking.

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Location

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The city is located in the north-east of the USA, bordering the states of Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Lake Ontario is on the north-west and the Atlantic coast is on the south-east of the city. Its location impacts New York’s climate where winters tend to be cold and windy with plenty of snow, and its summers are often warm and humid with rainfall. If you want warm weather, the best time to be in New York is June to September with temperatures ranging from 69°F to 84°F. Many people love the winter months in New York, particularly when the snow falls usually from December through to February, but be prepared to wrap as temperatures plummet, ranging between 46°F at its warmest and 25°F at its coldest. New York Neighborhoods Bronx In the Bronx, there are 1,439,809 residents and a median age of 34 years, with 47% males and 53% males. Of the 506,355 households, there is a minimum of three people with 63% not having children. The average annual income per household is $69,031 and as with Manhattan, the trend is towards renting with 80% with tenants and only 19% housing units being owner-occupied. Brooklyn Brooklyn is home to 2,546,331 residents with a median age of 35 years, of which 47% are males and 53% are females. Out of the 942,306 households, which have a minimum of three people each, 69% do not have children. The average yearly household income is $90,499 and as with Bronx and Manhattan, the trend is towards renters with 70% of housing units having tenants, and 30% being owned. Manhattan Of the 1,594,345 residents that live in Manhattan, 47% are male and 52% are female, with a median age of 37.4. The average annual household income is $143,680. There are a total of 743,698 households with a minimum of two people, but 82% of households do not have children. There is a much greater trend towards rented in Manhattan with 75% with tenants, and only 24% being owned. Queens 48% of males and 51% of females make up the 2,256,731 population in the district of Queens, with a median age of 40. The average household income per annum is $84,501. There are 767,084 households in Queens with a minimum of three people per household, with 69% not having children. The split between renters and owners is 54% and 45% respectively. Staten Island The population in Staten Island is 461,137 people and a median age of 40 years. 48% are males and 51% are females in a total of 162,081 households, of which 65% don’t have children. 68% of the housing units are owned and 31% are rented, with a median house value of $549,150 and an average household yearly income of $107,536.

New York Demographics

New York Demographics

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The current population of NYC is 18,867,000, a small increase on the 2020 Census statistics of 0.23%. It is an extremely multi-cultural city with the majority being white (42.73%). Black and African-Americans account for 24.31%, Asian 14.09% and a 14.75% mix of other ethnicities.

According to the 2020 Census, there are 7,417,224 household units in New York City, of which 89.6% have two or more people living in the household. The split between rented and owned properties is relatively even, with 51% being rented and 41% being owned, with the remainder being either seasonal occupation or vacant. This split is across all age groups, from 25 years to 75 years old.

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Arts in New York

Arts in New York

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New York has a thriving arts and entertainment industry. As well as a plethora of music events and Broadway shows, there are many fascinating museums and galleries, as well as sports attractions.

New York City has been voted the second best city in the US for its arts culture and is a haven for artists. Known as a hub for radical thinkers and artistic norm-shakers, many globally recognized artists have lived and worked in New York, including Andy Warhol, Stanley Kubrick and The Velvet Underground.

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Schools in New York

Schools in New York

Around 33% of people in the city have a high school degree, equating to 2,196,975 residents. 16% hold a college certificate and 22% have a bachelor’s degree. Education levels in NYC vary depending on the district but it does offer a wonderfully diverse culture and a strong academic environment where the majority of students achieve success in a wide variety of vocations. Some of the best schools, colleges and universities in New York City include Stuyvesant High School, Bronx High School of Science, Staten Island Technical High School, Barnard College, Stevens Institute of Technology, New York University and Columbia University.

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Why New York?

Why New York?

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Why Buy Land In New York?
New York is one of the most popular, and densely populated cities to buy land but in some districts, property retains their purchase values well, which could prove expensive for some people. The areas of Manhattan, Bronx and Brooklyn are districts popular for investors and potential buyers looking to buy land in New York. Staten Island and Queens are more popular for those who want to buy a condo or house.

New York City is a thriving, bustling city that never sleeps. It has a very strong economic climate, plenty of job opportunities in a range of industries, from banking and financial institutions to technology and tourism. Getting around the city is easy by rail, bus and on foot, and you will never be short of something to do or see in New York.

The decision is a difficult one as the city and its districts have so much to offer a diverse range of people. If you’re interested in living here, visit for a while before committing to buying land.

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