The `Just Go With It` actress - who has recently been spotted looking at a $15 million West Village condominium apartment - misses the city where she spent a lot of her childhood and attended acting school and has decided the time is right for her to return.
In an interview on TV show `Good Morning America`, she said: "I`ve been looking and looking and looking. I grew up here (New York City). I miss it."
"There is nothing like being in the city that is just the city of Everyman. It`s all walks of life - I love that!"
The 41-year-old former `Friends` star - who currently lives in Beverley Hills, California - has revealed her decision to move "back home" came to her in the middle of a night, when she woke up and decided she needs to "simplify" her life.
She said: "This summer I woke up in the middle of the night in London, and I couldn`t sleep, and I knew I really needed to simplify my life. And along with that came the thought, `I should sell my house`. I was like, `Wait, I just built it; it was like my heart, my project, my love,- but I had the realisation that it is just too much for me. I`m not this person.
"I`m looking for little spots in New York City to go back home. There are all sorts of things that are going to be happening in the near future, so I`m excited. I don`t know what they are, but that`s the fun part."