It's official - I have a favorite neighborhood and it's the one I call my own - Murray Hill.
I have had a love/hate relationship with Murray Hill over the years and I am currently in love. I bought my home in 2004. It was my 29th birthday present to myself and we closed on my birthday. At the time, it was super easy to buy a house. Here's mine:
Not bad, right? It's a cute bungalow that had tons of potential. I planned to flip it for big money and move on up. We all know how that story went. My journey includes being underwater for a bit (luckily never too bad) and unable to sell. I didn't like being stuck and started to dislike the neighborhood. However, I have always loved that little house...I just dreamed of relocating it to a place where I had more family and friends - like the beach or even town center area.
Fast forward, the market improved and I got my chance to move on. Couldn't do it. Couldn't imagine leaving unless it would be to Riverside or Avondale to stay in the historic area I love. And, I should love it, I grew up in Avondale as a child and I've always been a bit of an urbanite versus suburbanite.
I'll post more about Murray Hill and what I've seen in the area transformation...stay tuned. I wanted to share this quick tidbit of how I landed here and show you my little gem #bungalowlife
Be well friends - thanks for reading.