I am a 30 year old mortgage broker from eastern long island. I run a successful business on Long Island but I am bored out of my mind here. I recently broke up with my girlfriend and I am currently single. I have been itching for a move for a long time now, and I really fell in love with certain areas of Brooklyn...I will be commuting to Melville Long Island 2-3 days a week to maintain my current business I have there. I also work with an attorney in Sheapshead Bay, so I will need to show my face over there a day or two a week.
My income is around 150k per year...
I am having a very hard time making a decision on what part of Brooklyn I really would like to be in, Cobble Hill or Williamsburg...
Cobble hill is the best of the best. You have fantastic brownstones, tons of bars and restaurants, easy access to Manhattan, ect.
The average age in Cobble Hill seems to be much older than in Williamsburg and very different vibes.
Williamsburg is very "hipster".. Alot of beards and grungy looks going on. I walked around the streets today and there were people everywhere and tons of girls which I found quite appealing but I have never hung out there at night. I was surprised by how many luxury buildings there were in Williamsburg. They are not cheap by any means, so these people must be making money somewhere.
I wear a suit to work everyday and would like to think I am successful. I will be turning 31 in May and I do not wish to surround myself with a bunch of young kids... Another reason why I recently found Williamsburg more appealing is the idea of living in a Luxury building. Not so much of the idea of all the bells and whistles that come along with that, but more so being able to meet more people quickly. I would be making the move by myself. I have friends in the "city" and my best friend lives in Astoria, but no one in Brooklyn.
Having a good, solid social life with lots of access to meet girls is important to me, and im afraid that might not be the way of life in Cobble Hill. Especially living in a brownstone there, because there really are not any Luxury buildings there and I wouldnt even want to know what they would cost if there were...
SO.... In summary, what do you all think? I also just leased a new truck and I have about 27 months left on it, so I would need my car with me for my Long Island trips. I very rarely go to Manhattan. Only once in a while to party here and there.
I think i have laid a good foundation on what is important to me in finding a place and i would truly appreciate peoples input in helping me make the right decision. Thanks!!!!