If you have just gotten hitched, congrats and STAY OUT of New York!
In a recent study, Rent.com looked at 25 American cities to figure out which were best for newlyweds. New York didn’t even make the top ten.
The cities that did? Austin, Texas; Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina; Dallas, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; Houston, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland.
These stats don’t seem altogether that strange. New York has a rep for being a great place for single gals and guys — not the kinda place where you’d move to settle down.
The only thing that seems totally weird: 75 percent of all respondents said that life had IMPROVED — not worsened — “since moving in with their significant other.”
For the quarter of respondents who didn’t like living with a loved one, 42 percent said that not having personal space — a fact of life in New York — freaked them out.
Thirty-three percent felt stressed about sharing household expenses, and 25 percent sensed tension over divvying up household chores.
Asked specifically about the stats, an official at the website told Runnin’ Scared: “With regard to New York City, it didn’t rank in the top 10 cities based on a higher cost of living relative to the national average.”
We’re trying to figure out where, exactly, it ranks on the list of non newlywed-friendly cities. We’ll update when we hear back.
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