Best Manhattan Neighborhoods to Live In for the Short-Term

If you may be in New York City for work or for personal reasons for a month or more, you might want to rent a corporate apartment for your housing needs. After all, living out of a suitcase in a hotel can get old very quickly. With a furnished apartment, it can feel more like home when you’re away from home.

But you may want to know which neighborhood you should find a corporate apartment in. Here are some of the major work districts in Manhattan, with suggested neighborhoods:

Financial District: If you are working on Wall Street or that vicinity, you are in lower Manhattan. Thus, you can look for an apartment in the Financial District, or in nearby neighborhoods like TriBeCa and Battery Park City. The area, which is below Chambers Street, is getting more and more amenities and great restaurants as time goes on. So there is plenty to do even when the workday is over. Some federal government employees temporarily in Manhattan stay in this district.

East and West Village, Little Italy, Soho, and Chinatown: These neighborhoods are in the area north of the Financial District, but south of 14th Street. There are a variety of neighborhoods there, as well as the Meatpacking District to the far west, and the Lower East Side to the east. If you are in town to work at one of the local neighborhoods, this might be a good bet for a place to live.

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Silicon Alley: This is the high-tech area of the city. While there are startup computer companies throughout Manhattan, many of them are located in the Flatiron District and Chelsea. The Flatiron District is roughly the area near the historic Flatiron Building, close to Madison Square Park, while Chelsea is to the west. Other nearby neighborhoods include Gramercy Park and Union Square.

Midtown East: This encompasses a variety of neighborhoods, like Turtle Bay – near the United Nations – as well as Herald Square, Sutton Place, and Tudor City. The Upper East Side is north of this area, but is also convenient if you are working in Midtown East.

Midtown West: This includes the Garment District, Hell’s Kitchen, Rockefeller Center, the Theater District, and Times Square. The Upper West Side is also convenient to this area.

These are just some of the areas you may be able to find temporary corporate housing in Manhattan, but they are the most popular. Good luck.

Lisa Swan writes for a variety of sites, including the corporate housing site KG Furnished.

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