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New York

Most Searched-for Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Secret Neighborhood: Hunters Point, Long Island City, Queens

Secret Neighborhood’s Median Sales Price (from Nov. ’11 – Jan. ’12): $628,203

This sub-section of Long Island City is located one subway stop across the East River from Manhattan, so it’s only about a five-minute ride from Grand Central Station. As such, while the borough of Queens might sound remote to those unfamiliar with New York, the once-industrial and working class ‘hood of Hunter’s Point has been gentrifying for years now.

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