Chelsea

The Art Hub of New York City
While many parts of New York have prominent art scenes, Chelsea is at the center of it all. Its more than 200 art galleries, many in former factories, are accompanied by flea markets such as Artist & Fleas and Story, the 2000 sq foot permanent pop-up shop that changes its entire design and inventory every month. You can't miss the popular Chelsea Market for an array of lunch options, and residents love parks like the High Line or the Hudson Pier for its scenic views of the city's skyline. Chelsea's nightlife is just as incredible - from speakeasies and nightclubs to gay bars and cocktail lounges.

No matter what you are looking to rent, Chelsea has it. It's home to beautiful townhouses and low-rise apartment buildings, as well as newer luxury high-rises. On every street is a trendy food shop or stylish fine dining restaurant, such as Buddakan or The Red Cat. You will love this thriving and fashionable neighborhood.
What Chelsea Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.7
value
7.0
amenities
7.0
social
7.0
management
8.0
safety
8.0
Median rents in Chelsea
Studio
$
3,750
1 Bedroom
$
4,550
2 Bedroom
$
7,150

Living in
Chelsea

Trendy
Shops
High Line
Artsy
Local Restaurants
Fine Dining
Quiet
Walkable
Easy Access to Transportation
Hudson River
Safe
Chelsea — 7.7/10 Rating (based on 12 neighborhood reviews)
I walk about 20 minutes to school, but it’s a walk through a great part of town. I have easy access to subway lines, lots of grocery stores, and I enjoy running on the west side highway. It’s also nice to be a close distance (but not necessarily TOO close) to penn station for travel purposes.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
303 West 21st Street
Chelsea has it all - transportation, restaurants, bars, gyms, parks, and grocery stores. This neighborhood is walking distance to Flatiron, Union Square, Bryant Park, the West Village ....

Definitely feels like "neighborhoody" that the lower-rise buildings of the West/Greenwich/East Villages but being in a commercial area has its perks.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
21 Chelsea
Right in Midtown, near Penn station which is both good and bad. Doesn't have a neighborhood feel if that's what you're looking for.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Olivia
Lots of local restaurants, shops and art galleries. Walk to Highline and great neighborhoods.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
250 West 15th St
Reasonably close to campus (can walk when it is nice out). Close to a lot of subway lines. Tons of bars, restaurants, shopping. Close to West Side Highway for running.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
306 W 18th St
This building is in front of the 2nd bomb that didn't go off in Chelsea. I was unable to sleep in the apt that night due to FBI regulations. Other than this exception, I generally feel safe and comfortable in my neighborhood.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
777 6th Avenue
Pros: close to both the ACE and the 7 subway lines; Amtrak/NJ Transit at Penn Station; and Bolt and Mega Bus by the Javits Center. The High Line is right up the street from my apartment, which takes you straight to Meatpacking and Chelsea Market. Lots of restaurants and bars nearby in Chelsea. Also a short walk to Whole Foods and 6th avenue shopping.

Cons: A bit of a walk to get to grocery stores, coffee shops, and pharmacies (~3-5 blocks). Lots of construction! Hudson Yards construction is 24/7; and the construction on 28th street between 10th and 11th avenue also goes into the weekend. The Scores and Eagle Bar noise isn't as bad, but it can get noisy on late weekend nights, with drunk and rowdy patrons smoking outside.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
AVA High Line
Well maybe the 2nd best. West village may be a bit better but is generally prohibitively expensive. Chelsea though is very close to school (5mim subway, 10 minute bike, 20 minute walk), very safe, and has all the amenities you could want in walking distance. I tend to find stern students go out near school/east village a bit more than around here, which can be a plus and a minus.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
315 w 21st street
Great neighborhood. Very quiet. Decent restaurants, not many great bars though. Have found a restaurant for most cuisines I like and there are a lot of gyms around. Can be a little dirty at times.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
315 W 21st Street
Close to campus, lots of great stores and places to eat, near to Union Square, lots of subway options, very safe, not very loud (except for school areas), but expensive prices to reflect this.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
True North Flatiron 43
There could be better local bars but it's in a pretty nice area
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Caroline
Great abs super close to school
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
True North Flatiron 43


Getting to Know
Chelsea

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: 5th Ave to Hudson River
North to South Boundaries: W 34th St to W 14th St
dining
Buddakan
The Grey Dog
The Meatball Shop
Waldy’s Wood Fired Pizza & Penne
grocery
Foragers Market
Trader Joe’s
Westside Market
Whole Foods Market
fitness
Boxing for All
Pier 60 Barre
SWERVE Fitness
Yogamaya
parks
14th Street Park
Chelsea Park
Hudson River Park
The High Line
coffee
City Cakes
La Maison du Macaron
Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Think Coffee
convenience
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
bus
M11 (bus)
M12 (bus)
X1/X12 (bus)
X28 (bus)
rail
1 (metro)
C (metro)
Port Washington (rail)
parking
Champion Valet Parking
Icon Secure Parking
M P G MP 17
Quik Park West 22nd Street
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Chelsea includes zip codes 10001, 10010, and 10011
Rent vs Own
61
%
of Chelsea residents are renters
Driving to Work
7
%
of Chelsea residents drive to work
New Construction
18
%
of housing units in Chelsea have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
23
%
<20 units
18
%
20-49 units
59
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
9
%
18 - 34
36
%
35 - 54
30
%
55+
24
%
Unit Mix
21
%
Studio
47
%
1 Bed
23
%
2 Bed
10
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
67
%
Undergrad Student
10
%
Grad Student
4
%
Unemployed
6
%
Retired
13
%

Best Apartments
in Chelsea


Studio $3,112
1 Bed $4,595
2 Beds $6,770

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Studio $3,618
1 Bed $4,130
2 Beds $5,950

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Studio $3,505
1 Bed $4,405
2 Beds $6,220

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Studio $2,991
1 Bed $3,281
2 Beds $5,200

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Studio $3,250
1 Bed $4,425
2 Beds $6,500

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