Population density 24,701 people per square mile

Number of schools 15

Cost of living index 186

Life expectancy 85 years

Livability score 83 extremely livable

Median Age: 40

Overall Safety Rank 57

Moving To Murray Hill
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General Information

Located on the east side of midtown Manhattan, Murray Hill is one of the most popular neighborhoods of the borough. It runs from East 34th to 42nd Streets and from Madison Avenue to the East River. Murray Hill is home to the two iconic pieces of architecture: Grand Central Terminal and the Chrysler Building. The neighborhood is also home to such educational and cultural institutions as Stern College for Women and the Oxford University Press, as well as the CUNY Graduate Center.

The residential neighborhood is also home to various educational and cultural institutions such as Due to a great commute; its residents say it’s the best choice for people working in Midtown. It is close to the city’s main attractions, but living there, you will feel as if living in a small town of its own. However, if you have a family with kids, they might enjoy playing on playgrounds in other areas, as there are not so many households with children in Murray Hill.

Going Out

Being a popular destination for young professionals and undergraduates, this wealthy Manhattan neighborhood offers endless dining options. Murray Hill is a great place for those who prefer to spend a night out. Moving to Murray Hill, you will feel the energy and outgoing spirit of its friendly bars and hip cafes: Grand Central Oyster Bar, Cask Bar, The Ginger Man, Duke’s, and Middle Branch. Party till the sun comes up! Check out Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, Metrazur, and the famous Penelope, Broken Spot Rotisserie, Rossini’s, The Cannibal, The Palm, and 2nd Ave Deli restaurants.

Fed up with the nightlife? Moving to Murray Hill, you will enjoy the area’s quiet streets and visit the New York Public Library, the Morgan Library & Museum, the Bryant Park or the Chrysler Building. Enjoy your morning running path

Rental Market

Moving To Murray Hill
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The neighborhood’s architecture includes the gorgeous brownstones, amazing pre-war buildings, modern townhouses, and condo buildings. Windsor Court and Biltmore Plaza high-rise complexes have rental options for a range of different budgets. How much does it cost to rent or buy an apartment in Murray Hill? Have a look at some prices below.

The average rent for one-bedroom apartments is around $3,300 per month. However, the prices rise from $2,700. A studio apartment can cost you from $2,300. It is worth mentioning that there are much more one-bedroom apartments available for rent that those with Studios. A two-bedroom apartment will cost you around $4,000 in a building with no doorman.


Murray Hill is known for its great commute. For many residents, the proximity to Grand Central Station is especially important and convenient. There are lots of buses serving all the north-south avenues, as well as cross-town bus lines. If you need to get to LaGuardia Airport, it will take you about 15 minutes by can n case there’s no traffic. A trip to the JFK Airport may take around 25 minutes under the same condition. A trip to the Wall Street or Financial District may take around 25 minutes by subway. The commute to Union Square can be even faster:  18 minutes by train, and 8 minutes by car.

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