4 Towns Outside New York City You’ll Be Happy to Call Your Home

New York City Skyline on the East River with Brooklyn Bridge at sunset.

Did you know that the population in New York City in 2020 was 18,804,000? If you are currently part of this statistic but are considering moving out to one of the small towns outside New York City, you are in the right place. We have put together this helpful guide to share some of the best smalls towns outside of the Big Apple.

Keep reading to get our top list of towns to help you make an informed decision.

1. Skaneateles, NY

If you find those small towns out of the movies appealing then Skaneateles might be the perfect place for you to move to. The town is full of history and beautiful details in the architecture. For those that love a view then you can choose a spot in the Finger Lakes. 

For our fans of water views make sure to check out this link for some more river towns: https://www.stepstosuburbia.com/get-to-know-the-rivertowns. No matter the season the views are always picture perfect.

2. Tivoli, NY

Even though Tivoli is a tiny town, it is full of charm and it is full of new businesses that are slowly becoming more popular with New Yorkers. From an ice cream shop to a general store to a mobile coffee house, there is something for everyone. 

Tivoli is known for its summer festivals that sometimes sell out in Kaatsbaan Cultural Park.

3. Montclair, NJ

Although this is in a different state it is only 12 miles west of Manhattan. In Montclair, you will have everything that most New Yorkers love from delicious and interesting food to plenty of different cultures. 

When it comes to choosing where to live there is everything from Colonial mansions to vintage Victorian homes. There are also brand new condos and new construction to choose from. If you still work in the city you have multiple transportation options between bus or train.

4. New Paltz, NY

A lot of New Yorkers go to New Paltz for a weekend getaway because it is a two-hour commute to Manhattan, but if you recently became a remote worker due to the pandemic then you might like this quaint town. If you ever have to go into the city for anything you have the option of not driving and instead of taking the train into Grand Central Station. 

You can choose to live in a home that overlooks the Hudson River scenery if you love those views. If you love the great outdoors then there are plenty of countless hiking trails to explore. 

Which of These Towns Outside New York City Will You Move to?

We hope that now that you are aware of some of the best small towns outside New York City you can decide whether or not moving out of NYC is the best move for you or not. 

Did you find this blog post helpful? Please keep browsing the rest of this section to make sure you catch all of our latest lifestyle guides.