Want to move to New York but can't manage to bring yourself to work three jobs so you can rent a studio apartment downtown and share it with two other people? Good news! There's more to the greatest city in the world than just Manhattan Island. In fact most people don't even live in the city. The city that never sleeps is also the city that commutes. For those who enjoy the metropolitan conveniences but enjoy a more or less normal lifestyle, the many boroughs and suburbs that can be found a short distance away are a much better answer.
New Cassel is located to the east of Manhattan and the major boroughs that surround it. Nassau County is often considered to be where city folk go when they're ready to start a family and buy an actual house, that isn't part of the hi rise apartments downtown. Basically, this is not where George and Wheezy were headed when they moved to the east side. Nassau was actually one of the original names of Long Island itself. The area is as rich with cultural history as any in the country with Queens, Westchester and Suffolk counties residing nearby. This is also where the New York Islanders historic home was located.
Things are different in New York than a lot of other places. Paperwork is taken seriously. The no nonsense attitude the state is famous for extends into its businesses practices. It won't be a strict as some of the larger areas but you can definitely expect a thorough review of your qualifications. To make things run smoother just bring a solid proof of employment and several dependable references. Maybe now isn't the time to rely on a good word from a guy you knew once in college, emphasis on reliable. Just for good measure being prepared for a credit check might make things run a little smoother in the long term.
New Cassel is easily recognizable as three distinct neighborhoods. Each one is different from the other and only one is truly established as a residential community. Though opportunities exist in all three, unless you're looking for something to get by, the northern neighborhood off of Prospect Ave is probably your best bet. Rental housing isn't too difficult to come by if you know where to start looking. You should even be able to find some good 2 bedroom apartments and a studio for rent.
North: The most established and abundant source of residential real estate in New Cassel is the north neighborhood the surrounds Prospect Ave. This neighborhood is largely two-story, single family homes. Brick foundations, vinyl siding, the works. This is classic North American, New England suburbia. White picket fences aren't just a clich, they're almost a necessity. Most lots stand on about an half an acre of property and leave more than enough room for the children to play. Aside from one school in the upper east corner and another to the upper west, there basically is nothing but prime housing in well-kept neighborhoods available. Let your search begin!
South: Life in suburbia, believe it or not isn't everyone's cup of tea and this close to the Boston Harbor (227 miles) tea is something New Englanders take very seriously. So if yours happens to be warehouse lofts, or walkups over local coffee shops, try your luck in the southern neighborhoods near Main Street. Most of this property has been zoned for industrial and light commercial use but you just may get lucky and find the fixer upper you've been looking for at a better price than some of the surrounding areas.
East: They say that balance is essential to a happy life and that is exactly what East New Cassel has managed to accomplish. With a careful blend of commercial and residential zoning all cooperating happily together you can find a nice apartment complex near popular amenities like theaters and supermarkets or you can locate a duplex for rent within walking distance to a local park.
A few things to consider about New Cassel and the region it occupies. For those who are looking for a relaxing, more established area to lay down roots, you may very well have found what you're looking for. The weather is great in the summer, brisk in the fall and as long as you dig making snowmen, the white winters aren't as bad as people make them out to be. This is one of New York's oldest and most important regions. The history and the character that went on to shape a nation had to first pass through these same streets. Those traditions are still evident today if you know where to look. The people that live here are unique and anything but boring. In the end it's going to be all about your expectations when you arrive and what you're willing to let yourself experience while you're here. Just like anywhere there are ups and downs to every location but the location is good, the food is better and the local economy is doing pretty good of sustaining of itself through hard times. If it doesn't work out, you can always get a couple more jobs and a few more roommates in the city, but who really has time for that anyway? Especially when there's so much to be enjoyed right where you are.