It’s hard to overstate how remarkable this neighborhood is. There are many great reasons to live in Chelsea; this diverse neighborhood is the heart of Manhattan’s art world, home to some of the most historic buildings in the city, and graced with a number of architectural landmarks. Located between 14th and 34th Streets west of 5th Avenue, Chelsea’s rich and varied history created a unique neighborhood with something for everyone. Originally an exclusive area for Manhattan’s elite built primarily around the 1830s and 40s, Chelsea became an industrial area after the Hudson River Railroad laid train tracks next to the Hudson River in the mid-nineteenth century, creating an industrial waterfront. Both sides of this equation make the neighborhood what it is today: Chelsea has beautiful townhouses and row houses that line its cross-streets and many converted warehouses that now serve as cutting-edge art galleries. Many of those old industrial spaces have been demolished and replaced with newer buildings that are the height of innovative modern architecture.
There is no shortage of things to do here. The rightly popular High Line park - another piece of innovative architecture built on what was once an elevated train line - offers one of the best walking paths in Manhattan and the beautiful vistas of the Hudson River and the West Side. It also sits adjacent to Hudson River Park, a waterfront area that runs from the Battery all the way up to Chelsea Piers, an old luxury cruise terminal, is now Manhattan’s premier destination for athletic activities of all kinds. Chelsea Market is the place to go for the best food in the city; the range and quality of products there is unmatched. Residents also enjoy some of the finest international restaurants and retail stores in Manhattan, a tribute to its diverse population from all over the world. Even with all of these activities, Chelsea remains a residential neighborhood at its core. The neighborhood has a varied texture that shifts from block to block; historic apartment buildings, tenements, and townhouses are found in abundance here. You will also find incredible architecture in buildings like the London Terrace Apartment Complex, Cushman Row, the Art Deco Building, and the Interactive Corp. headquarters. When you combine all the reasons to live there, Chelsea stands out as a very desirable Manhattan destination.