2017 Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in the New York City AreaAbout this List

Explore the best 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, FBI, BLS, and other sources. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Midtown

    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
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    13 Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in New York City Area

    Niche User: It's a beautiful, very accessible area, with access to 8 subway lines within a one block radius and over 5 different bus lines in the same vicinity. I love the area, I really do - there's shopping, good food available, and the park is right across the street. great for families with kids and pets, but also perfectly suitable for a lone wolf. I'd say the only drawback is the increasing homeless problem...we have our "regular" homeless, but they've gotten rowdier in recent months. Also, the pedicab drivers and bike rental salespeople are the most annoying, invasive people on the planet - and they're EVERYWHERE. on every corner, begging you to come with them and take a pedicab ride or rent a bike. That leads to another big drawback - the tourists. They, too, are everywhere. I hate tourists,so it definitely gets to me. I try to hang around outside towards the evening, when most tourists and pop-up salesmen are gone, and it's emptier, quieter, and an overall much nicer area. At the end of the day though, these are very minor things in the scheme of it all. It's really a wonderful area, and I think I'd still live here if I could do it all over again - it's just so accessible and so full of life and rich with culture - it is very, very New York, in the best way possible.
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    • 72,546 Population
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2017 Best Neighborhoods for Millennials in the New York City Area