Sunday, December 12, 2010
In about seven weeks, we will be leaving New York for good. From the terrible winter weather to the highest property taxes in the U.S., living in New York is a miserable, grinding experience. And we are not alone.
According to a report by Forbes and published by Yahoo, New York is expected to wave goodbye to 49,000 more people than it gains this year. The state has seen a steady loss of residents over the past five years, losing an average of 100,000 people per year.
The Empire state may lose more people than it gains in 2010 because of the depressed job market, high cost of living and an ongoing trend of retirees and college educated job-seekers to head South and Southwest, where jobs are plentiful, weather is better and the cost of living is lower.
Good luck, Gov.-elect Andrew Cuomo. You’re going to need it.