After living in my current apartment for several years, I started thinking about upgrading to a newer building in another part of town. I love city living. I don’t need a lot of space, plus in this city, few can afford it anyways. I believe the norm for most is, you simply moved further out to get more space for your dollar. That is not my goal. I love living in the city. I like walking to restaurants and shops in my neighborhood and meeting up with friends nearby. And a significant work commute is the last thing on my list. But once I started looking at rent prices for a larger place in another part of town, my mind was blown. Rent quickly became not worth it.