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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A+
Midtown is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 72,953. Midtown is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Midtown offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Midtown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Midtown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Midtown are above average.
About Midtown...
Population
72,953

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$878,421
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,420
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,142.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    233
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    413.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    8,102.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$123,307
National
$55,322
Families with Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    43%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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If I could rate Manhattan as a whole, I would and at 5 stars. However, this is asking about my specific 'hood, which is Midtown South, and I cannot rate it 5 stars for several reasons. Being located near the Empire State Building, it is a fight to get home walking along 34th Street (any adjacent street, too) is nearly impossible. Often times I find myself walking in the street. The housing availability is also abysmal. I do not often see rentals available because the neighborhood is more business-oriented. On the plus side, commuting is easy because it is a stone's throw from nearly all the main subway lines. You have several restaurants around. Shopping is made easy because you are near several shops on 34th.

While it's a nice place to live if you are commuter heavy, if given another choice I'd move.
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I love how everything is accessible but unfortunately it is very expensive. You have Central Park, all of the train lines, Times Square, tourist attractions and local sites and great restaurants. Midtown is truly the center of it all. Yes, the price tag is high but you get all of this conveniently within minutes reach.
I would like to see more community events and neighborhood activities. Things like hosting a farmer's market or community garage sale would be interesting. Perhaps a food and drink crawl down 1st, or having live music performed would add to this already great neighborhood.