Chelsea Neighborhood Review

Rachel McCray
Rachel McCray

CITY

Chelsea

Chelsea seems to be the neighborhood that "has it all" these days, including but not limited to; art galleries, museums, and some of the best restaurants and nightlife.

The streets nestled between 14th and 34th streets and between 7th Avenue and the Hudson River are filled with the energy of young artists and professionals. It is conveniently located near the some of the most desirable areas of Manhattan such as Midtown and The West Village. Chelsea definitely has its pick of the city.

Foodies have their little slice of heaven on earth with Chelsea Market, the art admirer will have no problem spending hours exploring the Whitney or Rubin Museum of Art, and the outdoor adventurer will fall in love with the views presented during a sunset walk on The High Line. Chelsea really does offer something for everyone, but that comes at a price, of course.

FUN FACT: The Titanic was en route to Chelsea Piers before meeting its tragic fate in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Local Buzz

Celebrities that lives in Chelsea neighborhood:

CelebrityNotes
Cameron DiazActress, Producer, Author, Model
Kelsey GrammerActor, Producer, Director, Writer, Singer, Activist
Katie HolmesActress
Harrison FordActor, Producer
Calista Flockhart   Actress
Nicole Kidman & Keith UrbanActress, Producer, Singer & Singer/Songwriter, Record Producer

Transportation

In addition to having your pick of subways around the Chelsea area, a 10-minute walk will get you to one of the biggest hubs in the city, Penn Station, which has the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) and New Jersey Transit. Young professionals can be seen utilizing the CitiBike option as they are conveniently set up in the vicinity.

Subway1,2,3,A,C,E,F, M, N, Q, R
Bus11, 12, 14D, 23

Average Rent Prices

Chelsea really is the perfect mixture of convenience and culture. The architecture and building types can be categorized three ways - the brownstone, the housing project and the industrial luxurious loft building. Tree-lined streets provide locals and passers-by with the ultimate residential feel.

Compared to other popular, more pricey neighborhoods in the city like Tribeca and Soho, Chelsea's charm and convenient location near midtown makes it a more affordable hot spot to rent or buy.

Who would've thought 20 years ago, such a seedy neighborhood would evolve into one of the most desirable locations in the country?

Studio1 Bedroom2 Bedrooms3 Bedrooms
$2,866$4,164$6,473$10,256

Restaurants

Chelsea Market is the place to go if you want to have a night in and cook like the chefs do, with only the freshest ingredients. As for the rest of Chelsea, there seems to be an extra modern flair to every plate served in this neighborhood.

Chelsea offers a unique upscale approach of offering a mix of most cuisines but some local favorites include Cafeteria, Elmo, Rouge Tomate and Momofuku Nishi (founded by famed Chef and Founder of Momofuku, David Chang).

Public & Charter Schools

In New York City, thanks to strict zoning laws, a street block can make the biggest difference in the kind of education your child will receive.

Before making such a big life decision parents looking to rent or buy real estate need to have a firm grasp on how the district and zoning laws will impact their particular school choice. 

For example, Chelsea schools are located in District 2, known to be one of the highest-performing school districts in the city, so the admissions process is known to be highly selective with priority to residents.

One thing Chelsea doesn't forget about teaching in schools is the arts. After all, Chelsea's rise to popularity had a lot to do with the local burgeoning art scene and the opening of its now famed art galleries.

In addition to local schools in the area providing a strong concentration on academics, children are pretty much guaranteed solid courses in art, drama, and dance as well.

SchoolNotes
P.S 33 Chelsea PrepPre K-5
Manhattan Business Academy9-12
The Clinton School M.S./H.S. 2606-11
N.Y.C. Lab School for Collaborative Studies9-12
N.Y.C Museum School9-12
Landmark High School9-12
Quest to Learn6-12
Hudson High School of Learning Technologies9-12
Manhattan Village Academy9-12
The High School of Fashion Industries9-12
Humanities Preparatory Academy9-12

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