New York City Neighborhoods – Murray Hill

Murray Hill, located between 34th and 40th and ranging from Fifth Avenue to the East River, is a residential neighborhood on Manhattan’s East Side which is currently more affordable than many trendier areas. Apartment buildings are abundant, with side streets offering attractive townhouses. Due to proximity to UN Headquarters, many countries operate their embassies or consulates in Murray Hill’s historic mansions.

Though considered largely a residential area, Murray Hill does offer a large number of restaurants and ample opportunity for nightlife, as well as some of the world’s finest shopping along Fifth Avenue.

With subway service to the area currently limited to the 4,5 & 6 trains from Grand Central, Murray Hill has not seen the same level of real estate price increase as neighboring areas. However, construction work has already begun on the Second Avenue subway, which will make commuting to the East Side a much simpler task. For those willing to live with the temporary inconvenience of construction, Murray Hill could be a great place to call home.

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