Rose Hill: Manhattan’s Hottest Neighborhood You Never Heard Of

Rose Hill: Manhattan’s Hottest Neighborhood You Never Heard Of

New Yorkers are curiously loyal to their own neighborhood, more so than any other city dwellers. So you can imagine the intrigue when a new one pops up on the radar. That’s how we felt when we learned of the newest member of the city’s variegated selection of hoods, Rose Hill.

Rose Hill is a neighborhood located in the Midtown area of Manhattan

Located (somewhat controversially) between 23rd Street to the south, 32nd Street to the north, Madison Avenue to the west, and Third Avenue to the east, the name “Rose Hill” was distinguished as said neighborhood as far back as the 18th century but at some point along its history lost its moniker and became lumped in with NoMad. As with most New York neighborhoods over time, Rose Hill regained its popularity when developers took advantage of its under-developed residential market, as it’s the last residential area in midtown poised to become a premier destination. Now when strolling along Lexington and Third Avenues one must weave through a multitude of construction scaffolding giving way to shiny new luxury condominium buildings. 

Between 23rd Street and 32nd Street on the East Side of Manhattan

Hillrose 28 & Rose Hill are among the new ground-up residential condominium towers currently under construction in Rose Hill. Both buildings define themselves as iconic traditional New York condominium living through a modern lens, a fitting aesthetic for this new/old neighborhood. Hillrose 28 will stand at 20-stories, while Rose Hill at a towering 43.

Exterior facade of Rose Hill Condominium

Living in Rose Hill, whether already a resident or looking to move in soon, has many perks, firstly its convenient location to transportation including Penn Station, the East River Ferry and soon to be a new 2nd Avenue subway stop. Whole Foods will be opening up in the area, while new tenants like Bed Bath & Beyond and Target have made it their new home. Shopping destinations can quickly be reached with a short walk in all directions and the East River is nearby giving Rose Hill’ers the same access to a riverside stroll as its west side neighbor.

From Financial District in Manhattan, overlooking Midtown and the neighborhood of Rose Hill. Photo by Joe Taylor

As the newest midtown neighborhood to hit the market, along with recently minted Hudson Yards and the not as recently minted, but equally important, NoMad, Rose Hill is poised to bridge the gap across the city’s center. No longer is one forced to head downtown for exciting amenities and destinations, they exist right here in midtown for all to enjoy.

Do you think this neighborhood has staying power or is it just another blip on the constantly evolving “hottest hood in the city?” If you agree with us and want to see more of Rose Hill, reach out to us below and let’s take a stroll up the Hill.

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