Chelsea is a bustling, lively neighborhood, filled with art, public parks, and businesses such as Google and Food Network. The real estate might be more expensive, but the perks of living in this area make up for it. The beautiful High Line offers scenic views of the river and Manhattan. If the ability to walk an elevated railway isn’t enough, one of the best markets in Manhattan is a few blocks away.
Chelsea is a mecca of activities, nightlife, and delicious food. Chelsea Market tends to have it all. The neighborhood features a range of boutique shops, eateries, and pop-up shops. Doughnuttery makes an assortment of specialty insta-worthy donuts. Dizengoff puts you in Israel with their selection of fresh hummus and pita. And if you’re looking for country-fare in the city, head to Tipsy Parson for comfort food like mac and cheese, shrimp and grits, and homemade biscuits. On the pricier end is Morimoto, serving tasty Japanese cuisine in a sleep restaurant and lounge or Seamore’s with an endless bevvy of seafood brunch options.
If you’re looking for food and a night out, head to TAO Downtown for club-like seating and small plates of Asian cuisine. Heading away from the tasty treats and nightlife, Chelsea also offers a robust selection of art. A few of our favorites include the Himalayan Asian inspired Rubin Museum of Art, the fashion-house design museum at FIT, the Luhring Augustine Gallery featuring international contemporary art. For a more personal and thrilling experience, head to the pricey, but enticing Sleep No More at the McKittrick Hotel for an experiential Shakespearean haunted-house.
In between all the excitement of Chelsea, sit beautiful brownstones and high-rise apartment luxury complexes. Units tend to be on the pricier side, due to the range of prominent businesses and attractions in the area. Studios start on the higher end at around 2500, with one-bedrooms starting around $3000. Two bedrooms average around $4000-$6000 and three-bedrooms start around $5500.
Located on the west side, near the Midtown transportation hub, Chelsea is largely accessible by train, car and bus. The A, C, E, and 1, 2, 3 all run through Chelsea. The PATH train is also accessible on 6th Ave, allowing an easy commute for those hailing from New Jersey. The west side highway runs along Chelsea Piers and the Hudson River allowing those driving or taking a car to easily access the neighborhood as well. Numerous Citi Bike outposts and bus stations are scattered through the area as well. The High Line is also perfect for walking atop the neighborhood starting in the Meatpacking District and heading towards the top of Chelsea.