With eight+ million residents, New York City is easily the most populated city in the United States. In addition to the high population count, there are many employment options in the city. You can also count on a plethora of nighttime and weekend activities to keep your social calendar full. The Big Apple is ready to accept all those who wish to take their shot at a new life and career.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have the benefits of New York City without the hassles of living downtown? Staten Island, a borough of New York City, can be the solution to meet your lifestyle needs. The Southernmost part of the state, Staten Island is located just of the borough of Manhattan. As far as a job commute is concerned, Staten Island is between 20 and 30 miles from Manhattan. Your commute is also not too far from Northern Jersey, home to many employment opportunities.

Air travel to and from New York City is also convenient with JFK Airport, about the same distance. Travel from Staten Island may not be frequently needed if you long for outdoor activities. There are thousands of acres of parkland in Staten Island that can be used by the general public. You can find activities year round, like swimming in the summer and ice skating during the winter.

Staten Island inhabitants identify areas of the borough as follows: South Shore, North Shore, East Shore, West Shore, Mid-Island. Dozens of local communities are contained within these regions, offering their own history and lifestyle. To live closer to the main attractions of Staten Island consider the more densely populated North Shore. If you prefer a little more space between you and your neighbors, consider the South and East Shores. Living in the Mid-Island section allows for you to be a short drive to the shore without living shore side.

If you are not a big fan of the community-style living of condos and apartments you’re in luck. Apartments and condo units take a back seat on the island to mostly single family houses. If you think that Staten Island offers an ideal living environment, you can hire Staten Island movers to get you on your way.