Welcome to Chelsea
A glamorous yet unpretentious Manhattan neighborhood
With culture and glamour waiting around every corner, Chelsea brings out the best of the city. Conveniently located on the West Side, it has long been full of iconic culture and art. Though it’s glamorous, it also is an unpretentious and diverse neighborhood that welcomes everyone who wants to call it home.
Chelsea is an eclectic neighborhood full of culture and creativity, and its ties to art began in the late 1800s when the Hotel Chelsea first opened. Many famous artists called this hotel home throughout the decades, and the neighborhood has never strayed far from its roots of diversity and artistry.
Living in Chelsea, residents will find a stunning breadth of architecture. Pre-war co-ops with elevator attendants mix with brownstones and the most modern real estate in New York City. This diverse array of homes means Chelsea has something for pretty much anyone.
What to Love
- Diverse housing options
- Welcoming community
- Steeped in culture
Life in Chelsea is bustling, full of art and great nightlife. It is also conveniently located and offers an easy commute thanks to numerous subway lines, the PATH train, and Penn Station. With a thriving dining and entertainment scene and gorgeous outdoor spaces, Chelsea is full of amenities for an exciting life.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
A wide array of restaurants and shops pepper the streets of Chelsea. Motel Morris is a seasonal American restaurant that has a retro motel vibe and an upscale take on many classic dishes. Sushi Seki brings fresh, upscale sushi to the neighborhood, while El Quinto Pinto has a menu full of delectable Spanish tapas. An energetic spot on The High Line, Cookshop has one of the most popular brunches in the neighborhood. Jack’s Wife Freda is a lively Mediterranean-influenced bistro with an understated vibe. If you’re looking for incredible Mexican food with a relaxed, chill vibe, Fonda is the place for you.
Shopping in Chelsea is practically synonymous with Chelsea Market. There are some national retailers here, but this is the spot to go for local, high-quality, unique goods. Find the stars of your next charcuterie board among the artisanal options of Saxelby Cheesemongers. Dickson’s Farmstand is a neighborhood butcher full of local cuts. Whether you’re looking for fresh flowers, books, or the best eyewear in the city, Chelsea Market has something for you.
Things to Do
Nestled along the Hudson River, Chelsea is a neighborhood bustling with arts and outdoor spaces. There are things to do year-round, from ice skating at Sky Rink to practicing your swing at the Golf Club Driving Range.
Once an abandoned elevated rail line, The High Line has been transformed into a gorgeous outdoor park and greenway. The High Line has public art and gardens as well as many workshops and events. In the summer, the park transforms into a dance floor, and the sounds of local salsa legends fill the air for ¡Arriba! Performances, art classes, and historic tours are just a taste of what The High Line has to offer.
Chelsea is famous for its numerous art galleries. It’s hard to go even a single block without coming across a gallery full of gorgeous pieces by local and legendary artists. But galleries are not all Chelsea is known for. The Joyce Theater showcases the best of the dance world while also supporting various arts-based community programs.
Chelsea is known for having some of the finest private high schools in the city, but there are incredible opportunities for younger students as well.
- PS 11, PK-5, a National Blue Ribbon Elementary School
- Lab School for Collaborative Studies, 6-12, well-rounded academics with incredible enrichment programs
- The Museum School, 9-12, a highly rated education experience that utilizes NYC’s museums to enrich its curriculum
- Avenues: The World School, PK-12, a private school touted for its language immersion, world-class technology, and integrated learning
- Xavier High School, 9-12, an award-winning private prep school for boys
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