Midtown Manhattan, home to landmarks like Times Square and Grand Central, has long been known as a popular tourist and business destination. What you might not know, though, is that its proximity to world-class shopping, top international corporations, and some of the most decadent restaurants the city has to offer has made it a top choice for young professionals, established businessmen, and families alike. And its popularity seems to only be growing as buyers and renters who once left Manhattan for cheaper real estate in the outer boroughs like Queens and Brooklyn return to the city. 

From Murray Hill in the east to Hell’s Kitchen in the west, Bracha New York breaks down all the reasons Midtown Manhattan is the new real estate destination.

Proximity to the City’s Most Stunning Attractions

Midtown is literally just that-- midway between uptown and downtown-- making it incredibly convenient for those who want access to everything the city has to offer. With Lincoln Center, Broadway, and Central Park all within walking distance and major transit hubs at Grand Central, 34th Street and Times Square, getting to where you want to go is never a problem in this collection of neighborhoods. Beyond the incredible destinations, many professionals and working parents alike are finding that living close to where they work makes for a more manageable commute, freeing them up to enjoy those valuable after-work hours.

An Oasis in the City

Despite being at the center of it all, many Midtown neighborhoods are surprisingly private and offer a quiet oasis, especially at the end of the work day. To provide an alternative for residents who want the convenience of Midtown living but don’t want to battle the work week crowds, many buildings in the area are now providing more and more luxury amenities, like private gyms, 24/7 concierge services, entertainment suites, and even pet spas. 

World-Class Shopping and Entertainment

Some of the best restaurants and most upscale shops reside in the Midtown district. From Barney’s to Bergdorf’s and even the classic children’s mecca FAO Schwarz, the retail experience in Midtown is sure to impress even the most distinguished shopper. The food options are equally impressive. Some of the most famous names in the industry-- Per Se and the 21 Club among them-- are located in Midtown making that Wednesday dinner anything but ordinary. Our personal favorites at Bracha? Dining parkside at The Modern at MOMA or sampling the range of exquisite seafood offered up at Le Bernardin. 

What are your favorite parts about Midtown? Let us know in the comments below!