There's a chance that I may have a job offer which requires me to relocate & I'm not sure where to start looking...for apartments, condos, lofts, whatever. I don't know where I want to live - directly in these cities or on the outskirts, so blogger friends if you live anywhere in the areas, please please please help me out!
My choice cities:
- Boston, MA
- Chicago, IL
- Florham Park, NJ
San Francisco, CA NYC
All of the cities above are pretty expensive & I'm not sure if I can really afford to live in the city right now; I'm thinking outskirts would be much more affordable. Here's my problem though: I own a home (which I would have to sell or rent out), I have a lease on a pretty new Acura TL so I think I've crossed NYC out totally because it doesn't even make sense to take a car with you to NYC.
The company is only offering $10K in relocation, which isn't bad, but for someone like me with a mortgage payment and a new car payment, $10K isn't much. In essence, this means I will be making a mortgage payment, car payment, rent in a new city, and all of my other bills that I have to pay. I think it's probably best to sell the house & I will definitely look into that!
So folks - right now my top choices are Boston, Florham Park, & then Chicago. Does anyone live close to or know anyone that lives close to these cities? If so, are there any suburbs around them that are fairly safe AND inexpensive? And by inexpensive I mean $800 - $1000 a month in rent. Because this job, like my current job entails quite a bit of travel, I probably won't be driving my car much; however, I need to live somewhere that is accessible to public transportation - (train/subway) so I can get back & forth to the office and the airport.
My next task is finding a moving company that can come to GA, pack my stuff up & move it to one of these cities. I know of a couple of moving companies such as UPack, Allied Van Lines, & Mayflower & need to contact them for a quote.
Nothing is finalized yet; I had my 3rd interview on Friday, January 15th, but the guy that I interviewed with said I did an excellent job & he was quite impressed. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the best! My recruiter has already advised me that she wants me to fly into Charlotte on 1/29/10 for my final interview if the 3rd interview went well. I'll know more on Monday hopefully & when I find out, I'll be sure to give yall the low down! :)
Thanks in advance for all of your help, I definitely need any help/advice I can get right now!