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carriebritton, Home Buyer in New York, NY

Whats the area like?

Asked by carriebritton, New York, NY Mon Jan 20, 2014

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If unfamiliar with area, why entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you, therefore research the area on your own; consider visiting more than once and check out whatever is of interest to you, then determine if your comfort level can be reached; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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The area is nice. A lot of the people that live on the block have been there for 30 to 40 years. There are 3 other properties on that street that are being fix up. There is a big shopping center around the corner with a lot place to eat and shop.
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Hi Carrie -

Well, you've read a lot of good information below on Murray Hill. All of it true. .But there is no substitute for getting a 'feel' for it. Only then, will you begin to feel you know it. Our boutique firm specializes in helping buyers alone. We do a lot of things for them--like taking you to the area and spending time there. Not only apt. hunting, but looking at the businesses, the groceries and other services that make it a neighborhood, the streets, the houses and apt. bldgs. If you think you would like this more complete service, please do call me and let's talk about doing a tour.

Mary Stock
President
Stock Properties
mstock [at] stockpropertiesny [dot] com
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Excellent-known for old world brownstones and townhouses and old world coops and condos along Park Ave, Lexington Ave.

There are some great Coop and Condo buildings as well.

There is a subway-#6- at Park Avenue and East 33rd St and a stop on east 28th st.

The 1st ave bus runs uptown, 2nd ave bus runs downtown, 3rd ave bus runs uptown at 23rd street and then from 23rd street, it runs downtown. There is a Lexington Avenue bus which runs downtown. The 34th Street bus will take you cross town both east and west. There is a new Fairway on 2nd ave and 33rd Street with a great MultiPlex theater in the same complex.

The Union Square Market is in the heart of Flatiron, a short walk from Murray Hill and on the #6 train to 14th St.

There are lots of good restaurants all along Park Ave South less than 1/4 mile away-and the 34th st bus brings you to the West Side-on 23rd and 6th, there is a Marshals, Burlington Coat Factory, Bed Bath and Beyond, a Trader Joes and one at 14th Street as well-along with a Whole Foods; On 3rd Ave, there are plenty of good restaurants, green grocers, markets, stores and services.

Most of the Coops and Condos are full service...doorman, etc.

Sincerely,
Iris Shorin
Associate Broker
ishorin@citihabitats.com
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Manhattan, regardless of a specific neighborhood, is vibrant and exciting. Why any buyer would choose one specific area over another will likely be due to their own specific needs and likes. Some like the Village, others might prefer the Upper West side while others may prefer The Battery/Financial district. This goes to the very heart of why anyone buys. It is always based on a need. This need could factor in transportation, entertainment, proximity to work, or even School districts.

The best way to know what works for you is to start looking online. Check out what's available based on your need for space, price and location, location, location! Were you thinking one bedroom or two? Perhaps even a studio? Maybe Lofts are what you like or a full service building with Doorman, Concierge and tons of amenities? Are these types of living spaces available in the area you are targeting? There is much to consider. I also strongly suggest that while you fiddle, Rome burns. That is to say the Manhattan market is very tight on inventory. That will drive up prices and is directly in line with the concept of supply and demand. When supply is limited and demand is high prices will increase. Also keep in mind less inventory will create a buyers' frenzy causing multiple offers and bidding wars. Be aware that interet rates will rise now that the "Fed" is backing off of it's so called "Quantitative Easing." There are many reasons to move forward now.

Lastly, I strongly advise you team up with the Broker of your choice to help locate properties of interest and help you navigate the real estate waters to secure your new home. Good luck.
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Chelsea is a little over priced but it is centrally located, convenient shopping, and generally pretty safe. It's a nice choice if you could afford the size of the apartment you require. Enjoy...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 20, 2014
Murray Hill is a vibrant and well-established community in the Mid-town East area of Manhattan. It has recently been popularized in the TV series "Gallery Girls". It has become a popular area for young people see this article: http://www.theawl.com/2011/07/murray-hill-frat-city
yet is also known as an area with townhouses that are still kept as single family homes. It is very close to transportation. Feel free to contact me directly for more information about available homes in Murray Hill, I have recently sold homes in Murray Hill and I can give you more detailed information.
Best regards,
Michelle
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To me it's okay
But I'm from the Bahamas and I just move here couple months ago
It's to country
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