Whatever it is you’re looking for, it’s probably in Chelsea. The well-rounded Manhattan neighborhood is home to some of the city’s best art galleries, nightlife, shopping, dining, recreation, schools and, of course, luxury real estate. Chelsea has everything from classic pre-war buildings reimagined as luxury condos, to cutting-edge, LEED-certified condominiums.
Have you been to the High Line? You should go to the High Line. The 1.45-mile long section of the former elevated West Side Line of the New York Central Railroad was converted into a linear park, which has become one of Manhattan’s more popular places of interest since the first section opened in 2009. This rail-to-trail project has spurred new real estate development along the raised greenway, with notable luxury condominiums like High Line 519 and HL23.
Tourists and locals alike can often be spotted shopping at the foodie favorite Chelsea Market--an enclosed urban food court and shopping mall. Rain or shine, the former Nabisco factory now operates as a hub for all things food, but is worth a visit for the one-of-a-kind architecture.
For those looking for a little more activity, you might want to check out the Chelsea Piers. From bowling alleys and and basketball courts to rock climbing and driving ranges, the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex features 28-acres of waterfront entertainment.
With so much to offer, it’s no wonder that in 2012, Chelsea ranked as the fourth most expensive neighborhood in Manhattan, with a median sales price of $964,315 according to PropertyShark. Area Vibes reports that Chelsea is safer than 84.7% of New York Neighborhoods, making it a fine place to raise a family, though demographics show the majority of Chelsea inhabitants are singles. And that’s what makes Chelsea so special--it’s arguably the most accommodating neighborhood in the city, whatever your needs may be.