But the big city can have some serious downsides, such as the generally high cost of living and our insanely expensive, competitive real estate market.
[Note: This story was first published in 2013 and has been updated regularly since, including in August 2017. We are presenting it again here as part of our end-of-year Best of Brick week.]
The first thing you should know is that you’ll likely pay double the rent for half the space you’d get in other cities. But we still think it’s worth it—the suburbs aren’t cheap anyway and you can’t order Filipino food at two in the morning there. Plus, the opportunities here are endless, no matter what kind of career you find yourself in.