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Best neighborhoods in Manhattan

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Carnegie Hill
Ranked 1st best neighborhood in Manhattan

"Carnegie Hill: Fabulous and Quiet if You Can Afford to Live..."

- megagirl
This section of Manhattan is prized because it's quiet, well maintained and ritzy. Many people live in well off high rises here although the quarters may be tight compared to dwellings in the other bo...
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Roosevelt Island
Ranked 2nd best neighborhood in Manhattan

"The best place to live in NYC"

- sam1602
You actually know your neighbors - tons of associations and interest groups. Lovely parks, recreation areas. Spectacular views
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Gramercy Park
Ranked 3rd best neighborhood in Manhattan

"A Beautiful Neighborhood"

- LisaAnnBurke
Gramercy Park is one of the most beautiful areas of Manhattan. It is located in a quiet corner and attracts fewer tourists than the nearby East Village and Soho. The neighborhood is bordered on the so...
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Upper West Side
Ranked 4th best neighborhood in Manhattan
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Lincoln Square
Ranked 7th best neighborhood in Manhattan

"Lincoln Square - Access to Everything"

- Debbie1328
Lincoln Square gets its name from a tiny ‘pocket park’ located where Broadway and Columbus Avenue cross at 66th Street. The park is home to a weekly farmer’s market which is a perfect example of how...
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West Village
Ranked 8th best neighborhood in Manhattan

"Lovely Enclave in Dowtown Manhattan"

- LisaAnnBurke
The West Village is the westernmost part of Greenwich Village. I have never separated the two in my own mind as they flow right into one another.The West Village extends to the Hudson River and contai...
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Kips Bay

4/5
Kips Bay
Ranked 9th best neighborhood in Manhattan

"A Pretty and Quiet Neighborhood, Access to All"

- JamesB8
I really love having access to the waterfront running path and all the cool places around Union Square. It's really amazing how much quieter it is in this area compared to the west side. Compared to m...
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Upper East Side
Ranked 11th best neighborhood in Manhattan

"A Little Bit of Country Right in the City"

- LisaAnnBurke
The Upper East Side has long been the neighborhood for Manhattan's upper crust. It has variously been referred to as the "Gold Coast" of the city and the "Silk Stocking District" this last name derivi...
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Greenwich Village
Ranked 12th best neighborhood in Manhattan

"Something For Everyone"

- LisaAnnBurke
Greenwich Village is one of my favorite areas of Manhattan. It is always hopping 24/7. Where else can you sit out at 3:00 Am on a summer's evening sipping cappuccino with a group of friends? Locate...
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Tribeca

3.5/5
Tribeca
Ranked 13th best neighborhood in Manhattan
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Chelsea

3.5/5
Chelsea
Ranked 14th best neighborhood in Manhattan
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East Village

3.5/5
East Village
Ranked 15th best neighborhood in Manhattan

"New York's Everything with Downtown Attitude"

- CLeigh13
People who love the East Village are probably pretty partial, but to us, this neighborhood is the hub of Manhattan - historically, culturally and socially. The area served as the stage for some of mus...
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SoHo

3.5/5
SoHo
Ranked 17th best neighborhood in Manhattan

"The In Crowd's Hood"

- CLeigh13
There are two types of people consistently in Soho: wealthy young people who live in amazing lofts and eat at Soho's incredible, renowned restaurants, and tourists who come to shop up and down Broadwa...
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Flatiron

3.5/5
Flatiron
Ranked 18th best neighborhood in Manhattan

"A Neighborhood That Has it All"

- LisaAnnBurke
The Flatiron District covers several acres of land the borders of which are Union Square to the south; Sixth Avenue and Chelsea to the west; and Madison Square Park to the north and Gramercy to the ea...
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NoHo

3.5/5
NoHo
Ranked 19th best neighborhood in Manhattan

"Noho is a fantastic place to live in the thick of Manhattan"

- AdamS
Noho is a great neighborhood to live in downtown Manhattan that is just north of the very touristy Soho. The name Noho stands for North of Houston (as does Soho which is South of Houston), as Houston...
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Harlem

3.5/5
Harlem
Ranked 20th best neighborhood in Manhattan

"Variable gentrification, but parts are the nicest in Manhatt..."

- joed9
Harlem is one of the largest areas in Manhattan, and is hence quite varied. Over the last 2 decades it has changed dramatically, with the most rapid change in the last 5 years. There are tony brownsto...
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Inwood

3.5/5
Inwood
Ranked 21st best neighborhood in Manhattan

"Mayberry in Manhattan, if you know where to look"

- seamandrake
There are many "Inwoods" so do your research carefully. There is the majority of the area which lies east of Broadway, very affordable and convenient but has significant noise and litter issues....
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Clinton / Hells Kitchen
Ranked 22nd best neighborhood in Manhattan

"Real New York for Real New Yorkers "

- Knickerbocker
Real New Yorkers live in Hell’s Kitchen. If you want space, go live in Jersey or Nebraska. If you want culture, history, a community of local and active residents, and the best restaurants in the city...
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Morningside Heights
Ranked 23rd best neighborhood in Manhattan

"Morningside Heights: Quiet and Well Kept with a lovely park..."

- megagirl
Morningside Heights is a best kept secret for those who live uptown. Near Columbia University, it offers lots of apartments of various types which are rather spacious, but at a more affordable rate th...
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Little Italy

3.5/5
Little Italy
Ranked 24th best neighborhood in Manhattan

"Cool neighborhood -- very New York"

- JenMac
Nolita is just a really cool neighborhood. It's tiny and sort of hard to define but it has some of my favorite shops and restaurants in the city. A lot of the streets are tree-lined and quaint; almo...
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