Best neighborhood in nyc?

Feb 10 31 Comments

What's the best neighborhood in nyc?

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  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

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    Depends on your age and what you enjoy doing.
    Feb 1013
    • Compass / Eng
      FUPayMe

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      FUPayMemore
      Depends on what you want. I have friends who have roommates and spend 2k or less per month and I have friends who spend over 20k per month for a penthouse.
      Feb 10
    • OP
      I'm thinking about buying a place in NYC with a budget of 500k. I'm visiting later this month. I'm a remote worker and can live anywhere.
      Feb 10
    • Slack xSWh53
      No, you can't buy anything with that budget
      Feb 10
    • Google w66ftyh
      You can buy, but it might be an older co-op building with no elevator
      Feb 10
    • OP
      I'm looking on Trulia right now and there's places sub 500k
      Feb 10
    • Morgan Stanley skket
      I just bought a house for $2m so I have some idea of what the housing market is like. Unfortunately 500k won't get you very far.
      Feb 10
    • Compass fake_name
      Long Island City might be a good choice
      Feb 10
    • OP
      How did you afford 2m house?
      Feb 10
    • Morgan Stanley skket
      I bought in Queens as opposed to Manhattan
      Feb 11
    • Bloomberg iVX372
      LIC has somewhat cheaper real estate close to Midtown, and will soon appreciate a lot. However, it's kind of a shithole except for the 3 north-south streets closest to the east river
      Feb 11
  • Microsoft ЯR
    I'd suggest somewhere a bit to the west from downtown. Zip 98101 would do
    Feb 101
  • Bloomberg iVX372
    Do you want fresh air and park space, and a fast commute to Midtown? If so, then it's tough to beat UES/UWS. Pick whichever gives you the shorter commute. They're not the very best for going out, but are 15 min away on an express train. Plus they're a bit cheaper and arguably the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city.

    If you don't care about fresh air or park space, try Murray Hill or thereabouts

    If working in FiDi, Chinatown and Wall St are good options. They're young, high earning neighborhoods full of great places to go out
    Feb 101
    • Clover Network rr98clover
      Watch out in Chinatown, some of the old buildings smell like shit in summer! Actually, Chinatown smell like shit in summer!
      Feb 10
  • New / Eng
    「GRE/NADE」

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    The best neighborhood for what? Dongs everywhere? East Village, thank me later.
    Feb 103
    • OP
      Are there hotties?
      Feb 10
    • New / Eng
      「GRE/NADE」

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      There are some good bars there. St Marks Place is also a good spot to hangout. Living? It really depends. Dunno your TC.
      Feb 10
    • OP
      Is East Village better than Murray Hill?
      Feb 10
  • Moody's nightSun
    Weird that nobody mentioned Jersey City. Though not technically NYC, it's just across the river and the commute through the metro is not bad. 20min to downtown and 30min to midtown. Beware of weekend slowdown of metro tho. Safe neighborhood with new buildings filled with yuppies. A little bit of income tax benefits too.
    Feb 101
    • Bloomberg iVX372
      Hoboken > Jersey City

      Technically these aren't NYC neighborhoods
      Feb 11
  • Bloomberg EVALSlayer
    Any answer would be subjective unless former criteria is specified. And even then. But it Doesn’t matter which neighborhood is best because with that budget you can’t own there. If we’re talking Manhattan, I’ve lived in UES, UWS, East village and West Village and all of them have had advantages and disadvantages. Where will you be commuting to?
    Feb 101
  • New / Eng
    heyyooo

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    heyyooomore
    Greenwich village, no question
    Feb 100
  • AQR DVGQ05
    Murray Hill and East Village are suitable for what you are looking for. Midtown Wast will do as well. Don't go above that because you will be spending most of your time midtown and below.
    Feb 100
  • Bloomberg EVALSlayer
    Billionaires’ Row.

    For your money I’d get something on the UWS.
    Feb 100
  • Google tsukino
    UES west of Park Ave.
    Feb 100
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Queens. 1137*
    Feb 100

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