Russian Hill

Russian Hill

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Perched on the highest hilltops of San Francisco and above nearby Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach, Russian Hill is a nabe that encapsulates the charm and mystique of the city. The Hyde Street cable car crosses the famously crooked Lombard Street with a number of lesser-known attractions like Macondry

Westwood Highlands

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Westwood Highlands is a small residential nabe where residents take pride in maintaining a low key profile. Street names like Brentwood and Hazelwood welcome visitors to the nabe, as do a few obscure wrought-iron border signs. Otherwise, the nabe remains purposefully obscure while boasting beautifully crafted homes, many in

Pacific Heights

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Pacific Heights defines elegance and old San Francisco aesthetic. Grand mansions are the architectural rule here and homes rarely enter the market. Although the nabe doesn't have its own commercial center, Cow Hollow and Lower Pacific Heights are a short walk away where there are a myriad of dining

Douglaston, Queens

Douglaston, Queens

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Upon entering Douglaston, you may no longer feel you are in New York City. Douglaston has a distinct suburban feel, with several city parks, great waterfront access, and plenty of outdoor recreation options. The neighborhood also serves 3 LIRR stops, and thus is home to a large Manhattan-commuter population.

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

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Bay Ridge is a neighborhood in southwest Brooklyn bordered by Upper New York Bay and the residential nabe, Dyker Heights. Bay Ridge is home to a higher than average number of multi-generational families, which gives the nabe a strong sense of local pride and a refreshingly-down-to-earth vibe.

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Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights

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Brooklyn Heights sits on the water just south of the Brooklyn Bridge. A favored nabe for lawyers and officials who work in the government buildings ofDowntown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights presents the prestige and charm often associated with Manhattan neighborhoods. Its streets wind through perfectly maintained homes to the breathtaking

DUMBO, Brooklyn

DUMBO, Brooklyn

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An acronym for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass” (what a mouthfull!), DUMBO is a waterfront community filled with character and charm. Warehouses transitioned into lofts, historic architecture, cobblestone streets, and of course the bridges themselves mingle together to create a vibe that's classic and edgily hip at the

Sunnyside, Queens

Sunnyside, Queens

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This vibrant Queens nabe sits directly across the East River from Manhattan. The nabe is home to Sunnyside Gardens, one of the country's first planned communities. At the heart of the Gardens is Sunnyside Park, a three-acre haven of green open to members of the Gardens. Greenpoint Avenue is

Fresh Meadows, Queens

Fresh Meadows, Queens

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Fresh Meadows is a nice neighborhood in northeastern Queens bordered by Auburndale,Oakland Gardens, Jamaica Estates, and Utopia. This suburban neighborhood includes a mixture of single family homes and duplexes. Fresh Meadows is a haven for those looking for the security of a small, tight-knit community. A car is recommended

Tudor City, NYC

Tudor City

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Tudor City, as its name suggests, is a city within a city. Composed of eleven large apartment complexes in charming brick, Tudor City features opulent amenities, including two private parks, several health clubs, restaurants, a dry cleaner, tailor, and its own post office. Most apartments face inwards towards the

Roosevelt Island, NYC

Roosevelt Island

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Roosevelt Island is that long, skinny piece of real estate on the East River between Manhattan and Queens. With green streets and broad demographics, Roosevelt Island has a distinctly residential feel. Many UN employees who work across the river in Manhattan call the nabe home and while there isn't

Flatiron, NYC

Flatiron

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The Flatiron District was renamed in 1985 after the famously triangular Flatiron Building. The area includes Union Square–where skateboarders, political protesters, and big box stores present a bustling diorama of city life–and Madison Square, the hub of Manhattan's tech start-up scene. Both of these open public spaces provide

Gramercy

Gramercy

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Gramercy is a beautiful and quiet nabe centered around Gramercy Park, a well-kept gated square not open to the public. Gramercy's architecture consists of a mix of pre and post-war co-ops and brownstones. Gramercy is a quietly luxurious contrast to the hustle of nearby Flatiron and Midtownnabes. Its

Forest Hill, San Francisco

Forest Hill

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Wedged between attractive nabes Forest Knolls andInner Parkside, Forest Hill sits right in the heart of San Francisco. Tree lined streets, manicured lawns, and stately homes beckon those who can afford to call it home. Deriving its name from the hill that it sits on, Forest Hill's narrow streets