Well, there is no candy coating it, living in the rotten apple is stressful, expensive, and hostile towards "us". I, like so many of my friends have to register as democrates, just to throw a vote in the primary. "We" are treated like children by the police department (we put up with it so we can have pistol permits, rifle permits). Admittedly, as a retired member of the NYPD, I'm not treated badly, but I see the way they treat others.
I have a farm in PA that I go to, for my sanity, as well as hunting. I'm only here because the money is here.
All the best