Ah, New York City. The city that never sleeps. The city where anything is possible. But all this greatness comes with a notoriously steep price tag — the cost of living in NYC is 68% higher than the U.S. average, and the average rent in Manhattan is over $3,000 a month. In recent years, even the more “affordable” neighborhoods in the Big Apple like Crown Heights, Ridgewood and Kingsbridge have become prohibitively expensive for many people.
If you're looking for a fantastic place to live with easy access to NYC, here are six nearby cities and towns that offer a great quality of life for a fraction of the price.