Murray Hill, along with Turtle Bay and Kips Bay, lies in the vast stretch of Manhattan's East Side, between the rabble and riot of Alphabet City and the East Village and the luxuriant old money of the Upper East Side.
Murray Hill is slowly moving away from its unhip reputation. A neighborhood geared towards middle-class families and couples, Murray Hill is attracting young professionals. Office towers neighbor multi-family dwellings, brownstones and co-ops, all within a close distance of Grand Central Station. Swanky bars and restaurants are appearing along Park Avenue and pubs with decent happy hours dominate Third Avenue.
Residents are attracted by Murray Hill’s convenient location, restaurant and bar scene and rental deals. New apartment tower developments are slowing popping up around Murray Hill, a neighborhood with a changing attitude. With its borders stretching from East 23rd Street to the south, East 40th Street to the north, the East River to the east and 5th Avenue to the west, Murray Hill provides easy access to Grand Central and other mass transit options, while still retaining its distinct neighborhood feel.