It seems that many young Frum single guys living in New York can’t see themselves trying to spread their wings. To them, the world revolves around New York. Many are worried about landing a job elsewhere, starting a new life, etc. These are legitimate concerns that I’m not knocking down.
However, many girls from outside New York come to date New York guys, expecting to take them back to their home towns (since New York has the most Frum boys, although not necessarily the best crop). They don’t even want to consider living in New York. Sounds pretty unreasonable at first.
But, there is rationale to this. Yes, in New York one has all the conveniences at ones fingertips. You don’t need to drive everywhere to daven, buy something or eat out. Everything is within a 5 block radius. However, every society has its ills, and New York is no exception.
New Yorkers pride themselves in being rude and do a good job at flaunting this trait.
However, I myself took the plunge 5 years ago, moving to Toronto, and so far have not regretted it. I found out that, while there are fewer people and jobs in Toronto, job opportunities are greater and people won’t snub you like in New York. I found that living outside New York has allowed me to grow as a person and as a professional.
Toronto has a fairly large Jewish community. In spite of that, it’s known to be one of the cleanest cities in the world.
All I can say is, beautiful town.
Other fine cities for a Jew to live in
- Columbus, Ohio
- Cleveland, Ohio
- Chicago, Illinois
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Los Angeles, California
- Boca Raton, Florida
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania