3.2 out of 10

Murray Hill

Ranked 53rd best neighborhood in Queens
40.7642091034106 -73.8021338955201
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Not my favorite part of Queens; Better to visit than to live."

Murray Hill is a small area of Queens, between Flushing and Auburndale / Bayside. It is a commuter's haven, with tons of apartments for rent within walking distance of the Murray Hill Long Island Railroad station. For those who don't want to spend the extra money on the LIRR, they can walk about 10 minutes to the subway station in Flushing. There are also many bus routes that pass through this area, but for the most part, everything is in walking distance.

The biggest issues in this area are safety and parking. While many of the gangs that others have written about are things of the past, safety remains a large concern for residents. There are a lot of bars in the area, so car accidents (particularly those caused by drunken drivers) happen relatively often. Seeing strange men urinate in the street is also a common sight.

The area immediately surrounding the train station is predominately filled with Korean restaurants. For those who favor Korean barbecue or seafood like myself, there are plenty of options. Most of the restaurants have valet parking as well. However, as I said earlier, most people prefer to visit Murray Hill, rather than live there. My husband and I visit there frequently for the food, but we've never considered living there.
Pros
  • Walking distance of almost everything
  • Great food
  • Lots of transportation options
Cons
  • Unsafe
  • No parking
  • Too busy at times
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students
1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Not a Great Place to Be"

Murray Hill is next to Flushing. You will find a mixture of Irish and Italian immigrants. You will also find a bunch of Korean and Salvadoran immigrants have moved here recently. With such an influx of cultures, it also makes for a very unsafe neighborhood. The Salvadorans bring their guns and drugs to the area. The Koreans and Irish have formed gangs to see who has greater control of the area.

It is one area I would not consider living at nor would I suggest anyone to move here.

I went there a few months ago, and was scared when I saw a few bad apples hanging at the corner. I took off and never went back.
Pros
  • Space for cars to park
  • Mixed bag
Cons
  • Too busy at times
  • Bad area to be
1/5
2yrs+

"Gang violence is a pretty big turn off in a neighborhood"

This neighborhood is in the greater neighborhood of Flushing, Queens – one of the larger neighborhoods in the borough. This neighborhood within a neighborhood is a residential spot where Irish and Italian immigrants have moved in, and where Korean and Salvadoran immigrants are now relocating – making it an interestingly diverse place. However, it is not exactly a safe neighborhood, as there is a huge problem with gang violence there. If you somehow can get around this fact, or perhaps you never leave your home past 6 pm anyway, then you will find plenty of high rise apartment buildings to house your belongings.
wartman
wartman Gang violence? Here? Now? Baloney! This is complete nonsense. Check the police blotter of the local police precinct.
2yrs+
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3/5
2yrs+

"Great shopping found in this neighborhood"

Murray Hill is a neighborhood in Queens that is surrounded by Flushing, Auburnadale, and Clearview. Murray Hill is a part of Flushing, beyond the end of the number 7 subway line, where mid-rise brick buildings apartment buildings give way to close-set homes, and a crowded urban feel becomes a calmer and quieter suburban one.

Murray Hill has remained a slow and sleepy area even today. Once home to Irish and Italian immigrants, now an increasingly Korean enclave exists. The immigrants moving into the area have brought with them commercial vitality. However, the area does suffer from illegally crowded houses, as with other areas in Queens.

Murray Hill is about a mile east of a main commercial hub, Main Street in Flushing, with easy bus access. There is also the Long Island Rail Road, whose Murray Hill Station is little more than a forlorn plaza with a pay phone and a bus stop. No parking is available for commuters except on the street. Transportation is very good and you could live in the area and never have to drive anywhere.

Murray Hill Plaza, a small shopping hub with a big parking lot, sits on Northern Boulevard near 155th Street. Northern Boulevard itself, a busy artery, holds a mix of Korean restaurants, carwashes and bridal boutiques. There is also Seoul Plaza, a high-end mini shopping mall with valet parking.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Murray Hill

1

157th St

3.5/5
"Beautiful Area and Great Neighborhood"
40.7640556759036 -73.8081947418581

Unranked Streets in Murray Hill

149th St

3.5/5
"Not a tourist spot, but a nice location"
40.764755600004 -73.8170510559176

33rd Ave

2/5
"On 33rd Avenue..."
40.7682797072191 -73.8070265459025

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