Monday, August 25, 2008

Moving Out Of NY......

My wife and I have been flirting with the idea of moving out of NY for a little while now. Living in NY has gotten to be pretty expensive with high property taxes (at least were I live) and a fairly high cost of living. Pizza costs at least $2.50- $3 a slice and bagels are almost $1. These are just some indicators about how life has gotten very expensive. I've taken the time to look at many cities across the USA and have settled on one in particular because several factors: A Nice Growing Orthodox Jewish community complete with eruv, mikvah, religious schools, some kosher restaurants and nice size properties at very affordable prices. Until now we only thought about this, but now we are taking the first step and actually flying out to take a look around later this week. Looking forward to a Bon Voyage!

6 comments:

Houston said...

The Jewish community in Houston has attracted many families with your concerns in recent years. The community participated in OU's conference that you highlighted, as well as YU's similar conference.

The booming economy, steady yet affordable housing prices, and numerous Jewish ammenities are some of the reasons people have chosen Houston.

If you are interested in learning more, feel free to contact me at orthodoxhouston@gmail.com

Jewish Blogmeister said...

I was there and actually was a bit disappointed that Houston only had 1 representative at the OU conference while Dallas had 3. I then found out that supposedly to attend this conference your shul had to be affiliated with the OU on some level.

Houston said...

We were actually supposed to have 2 more, but they missed their flight. But don't let that deter you from finding out more! There is an OU shul, a YI, and another Orthodox shul.

yfeld said...

Is the name of the city a secret? We, my wife and I, are looking around usa for a place to move out of NY with the same description you've just mentioned. 'but i still haven't found what i'm looking for...'.

Bat Aliyah said...

The OU had a program a year or two ago specifically promoting alternatives to Jewish life in New York. But I wonder, if you're thinking about moving already, where is Israel in your chesbon?

Jewish Blogmeister said...

Bat, as I just mentioned I attended the OU event. Israel is not in my cheshbon for many reasons. This move is less complicated since I can keep my current job which I could never do if I moved to Israel.