2016 Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in New York City 

Explore the best New York City neighborhoods for young professionals based on the number of millennial residents, job opportunities, and access to bars, restaurants, and affordable housing. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, BLS, and other sources. Photo Credit: craigcloutier/CC BY-SA

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    Financial District

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 19 reviews
    Niche User:I love living int he Financial District and would buy the loft I'm currently renting, if I could. I'm thrilled that I moved here and would do it again in a heartbeat.
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    Nolita

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 16 reviews
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    Murray Hill

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 9 reviews
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    Hell's Kitchen

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 40 reviews
    Niche User:I don't recall much crim within my area but it has unfortunately happened. I've noticed law enforcement taking action and being responsive to possible threats. The New York State government is doing all they can to avoid high crime rates, especially within my area where thousands of people travel through each day. I generally feel safe and secure on a daily basis.
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    Kips Bay

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 8 reviews
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    NoHo

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
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    Theater District

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
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    Flatiron District

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 3 reviews
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    Gramercy

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 6 reviews
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    West Village

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 17 reviews
    Niche User:What I like most about New York City is the walkability and the abundance of things to do, free events, and educational as well as career opportunities.
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    Greenwich Village

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 9 reviews
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    SoHo

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 3 reviews
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    Downtown Brooklyn

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 8 reviews
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    Tribeca

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 2 reviews
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    Midtown

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 43 reviews
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    Chelsea

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 54 reviews
    Niche User:I love my neighborhood. I would live here again, it has a great physical appearance and atmosphere. People are mostly friendly. Although questionable characters often linger on 8th avenue between 17th and 23rd.
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    East Village

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 120 reviews
    Niche User:However, there is an issue of gentrification. There have been a large number of upper class people moving in and it is kicking people who already live there out.
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    DUMBO

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 1 review
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    Battery Park City

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 6 reviews
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    Little Italy

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 1 review
    Niche User:I love my neighborhood. My neighbors are friendly and we exchange greetings. I've gotten to know shop owners and regulars on my street, and they know me. This makes this huge city feel small and intimate.
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    Greenpoint

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 37 reviews
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    Boerum Hill

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 3 reviews
    Niche User:Beautiful neighborhood with a strong sense of community. The proximity to downtown Brooklyn and the accessibility to Manhattan makes this area an amazing place to live. As well as being in a nice area, it is very safe, full of kind people and is a beautiful, quiet part of Brooklyn that is surprising for how close it is to Downtown.
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    Prospect Heights

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 9 reviews
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    Brooklyn Heights

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 17 reviews
    Niche User:It is a safe neighborhood and my neighbors are all polite and friendly. It is a short walk from the Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo, as well as close to Manhattan by train, so commutes are not arduous. There are many lovely cafes and restaurants in the area where I like to eat and spend time with friends. This is the best neighborhood I've ever lived in and would choose to live here again anytime.
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    Upper East Side

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 45 reviews