If money were no object… but it is: I would love to live in Manhattan or even Queens or Brooklyn but it is so expensive. Long Island is expensive even out east. I could live in an unsafe area but is that really the answer? Even FL wasn’t that much cheaper.
When my parents bought their house, in a very good neighborhood, my Dad’s yearly salary was the same purchase price as the house. Salaries went up only slightly but housing has quadrupled. How is this right? If I bought a house on my yearly salary I would have to live in a car. That is with college and a lot of experience.