The 7 Best NYC Neighborhoods For Millennials To Live

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You aren’t looking for the quiet life, but you aren’t looking to live in the middle of an arena concert either. You don’t mind spending a little extra if you get a little extra in return. The Neighborhoods in this list DON’T represent the cheapest areas, more the return on investment in each area. Check out Renthop’s 2017 median rent by subway map HERE if you’re looking to get the cheapest accommodation. Here are our top 7 NYC neighborhoods for Millennials:

Washington Heights, Manhattan
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One-bedroom median asking rent in 2017, according to renthop:

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Why you should consider this neighborhood:

One of the fastest growing areas in Manhattan, Washington Heights offers everything from top-notch cuisine from the large Dominican community to The Met Cloisters at Fort Tryon Park. It’s both well connected as well as offering spaces to chill.

Chinatown, Manhattan

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One-bedroom median asking rent in 2017, according to renthop:

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Why you should consider this neighborhood:

With easy access to SoHo, Nolita, and the Lower East Side, Chinatown has more to offer than the colorful and cluttered building facades show on the surface. Sure, it’s full of delicious Chinese food, but don’t think that’s where your culinary adventure ends. This neighborhood is brimming with character and life and has something to offer every budget.

Astoria, Queens

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One-bedroom median asking rent in 2017, according to renthop:

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Why you should consider this neighborhood:

There’s little to tell you about Astoria you don’t already know, from Mediterranean to Middle Eastern food, Small bars to classy lounges, and everything in between. For culture vultures, Astoria is home to the Museum of the Moving Image and Socrates Sculpture Park… what you may pay extra in rent certainly pays you back in things to do.

The South Bronx

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One-bedroom median asking rent in 2017, according to renthop:

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Why you should consider this neighborhood:

The South Bronx definitely proves that only a few extra stops on the subway can save you some serious cash. Breweries, coffee shops, and a burgeoning food scene make the South Bronx a neighborhood to watch.

East Village, Manhattan

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One-bedroom median asking rent in 2017, according to renthop:

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Why you should consider this neighborhood:

Ok, it’s expensive and your living space will make you feel like a young Harry Potter, but it’s the EAST VILLAGE! Location location location; you wouldn’t be renting the apartment, you’d be renting the area. Imagine if some of the best eating and drinking available in NYC was within stumbling distance from your front door. The possibilities are endless.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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One-bedroom median asking rent in 2017, according to renthop:

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Why you should consider this neighborhood:

Ok, so if you want to get into Manhattan you’ll have to put up with the L Train, but in exchange, you’ll be living in Brooklyn’s “East Village.” It’s hard to believe that this area was once a working-class neighborhood, with a large immigrant populace, now it’s basically a hipster mecca. There is no end to the things to do in Williamsburg, the area has seen a massive influx of company investment, sadly that has come with a large slice of the gentrification that swept over NYC. Still, whether you want to day-drink, eat some of the most diverse and delicious food in the city, or just enjoy the view from the waterfront, Williamsburg is definitely another case of renting the neighborhood, not the apartment.

 

Turtle Bay, Manhattan

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One-bedroom median asking rent in 2017, according to renthop:

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Why you should consider this neighborhood:

If you’re looking for somewhere in Midtown Manhattan that offers all the convenience without the noisy hustle and bustle…  Turtle Bay is not only the best choice, it might now be the ONLY choice. Not only do you have all the bars and eateries on 2nd Avenue, the UN building has brought blissfully quiet areas with wide streets and elegant city blocks.

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