Joining MBB in Summit, NJ soon. I believe a lot of my projects will be in NJ as well. Is it doable to live in the UES?

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Long commute, higher income tax, and more expensive CoL. The answer is pretty clear.

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Live near Penn Station

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Speaking for McK but imagine it's similar for the other MBBs: 90%+ of consultants in our NJ office live in NYC, and the majority have never stepped foot in our Summit office. And if your project is near the Summit office, they'll let you expense Ubers.

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Thank you!

As long as you don't mind the commute, it should be doable. I grew up in Summit. Lots of the residents there work in NY. There's a train line from Summit direct to Penn Station. If you don't mind the commute, then you will be a-ok.

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I’d live closer to penn station than the UES to get the train

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Most consultants who work in the Summit office live in NYC, but they tend to live near a Path stop in lower Manhattan. UES would be a really big pain, and I wouldn’t recommend it

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Agree with M1 - most New Jersey office folks (and basically all BAs and Associates) live all over Manhattan and Brooklyn

That’s a pretty long commute. Even from Jersey City, it’s not a short commute. Would probably recommend you relocate to Jersey City or Hoboken...

If you will be flying out of La Guardia then UES is actually a great place to be. If you will be local NJ based with ubers everyday then might consider living in western side of Manhattan or ideally in Hoboken

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