With culture and terrific eateries, restaurants, and bars on every corner, New York City is a great place for singles and young couples to live. Filled with parks and museums, there’s no shortage of things to do and experience, day or night. Below you’ll find a list of the best neighborhoods in Manhattan where you can find like-minded singles.

Gramercy Park and Flatiron

The Gramercy Park/Flatiron district has a median age range in the mid-30s, according to the New York Daily News. More than 75% of the neighborhood’s inhabitants rent a studio, thanks to affordable prices in the area of $2,400 or their one-bedroom listings for $3,200. There are also plenty of things to do, with bookstores, home décor shops, and Union Square Green Market all local and within walking distance. There are also restaurants, bars, plenty of celebrity neighbors and a famous private park, not to forget the impressive architecture like the famous hotels and buildings just a subway stop away, within a reasonable walk to the west side.

East Village

The East Village enjoys a wild past, but it still rocks as a popular area for singles. 86% of the inhabitants rent their place, thanks to prices that can be considerably lower than the rest of the city, especially the further east you get. Filled with luxury hotels and cozy lounges, public gardens and more, there are still some iffy empty spots, but along with the negatives of gentrification come some positives like some fun bars you won’t find anywhere else.

Wall Street

Wall Street may seem an unlikely spot for singles, but the old office skyscrapers have been converted into dwellings, and now studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms are available for rent. Once the working crowd goes home, Wall Street is a quiet place that has recently gained some retail therapy with high-end brands moving in. Close by is Battery Park, a favorite place to go in the summer. Studios can be had for around $2,000 with luxury rentals priced at $3,000 and above.

Hell’s Kitchen

Although it is a little pricey for buyers, Hell’s Kitchen has retained its scary cool reputation over the years, making it a prime area for young singles. Near Broadway, the area is peppered with actors and musicians as well as a late night bar scene. With the promise of rent-controlled buildings, some apartments are exceedingly well priced, with even two bedrooms going for under $3,000. The area is filled with a multitude of ethnic restaurants from around the world, and there are plans for improving nearby parks.

Yorkville

On the Upper East Side, Yorkville is excellent for singles because of its proximity to Central Park, not to mention a stretch of bars and restaurants to lure in the late-nighters. There are also supermarkets, small food shops, wine stores, movies theatres and excellent shopping opportunities, too. Rents are still low, and developers are introducing condos that are more family friendly with luxury features like gyms. There are also theater groups, thrift shops, and known spots for singles to meet up at thanks to a prevalent post-grad crowd.

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