January 4, 2006 6:54 AM Subscribe
Should I move to the Bronx?
posted by sohcahtoa to Home & Garden (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There are 7 Askme articles tagged with "Brooklyn" and none (now one) tagged with "Bronx". My wife may be getting a job in the Bronx soon. Assuming we have to live in the Bronx for at least the first year, what should I expect?
Our demographics: We currently live in Cleveland and before that lived in Boston for >5yrs. I'm looking forward to heading back to the the east coast. My wife's family is from suburban NYC. We're both white and early-30s. My wife speaks spanish fluently, I don't (but am willing to learn). I've lived in majority-Spanish-speaking neighborhoods before (JP in Boston, for example, before gentrification) -- but does that describe the Bronx?
I've visited the NYC area plenty but never lived there, and never set foot in the Bronx. What's good about the Bronx? Is there anything I need to be overly worried about? I work in information security, if I need to commute to midtown or downtown will it be easy?
I hope this isn't too general a question.