East 29th Street North To East 42nd Street. East of 5th Avenue.
This quiet and comfortable area on the east side of Manhattan is all about those mid-to-high income singles and couples who live in high rises; those just moving on up from smaller apartments in cheaper areas of the city. Once considered a ladies-who-lunch-and-shop zone, Murray Hill now attracts affluent young families. As apartments here tend to be smaller, there's been a lot of buying-and-combining. Locals believe that it was the W hotels on 39th Street that brought cool chic to the neighborhood - but Ian Shrager might argue that Morgans did that years before. Convenient to everything, experts claim the best values in town are here.