About Union Square Neighborhood

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Union Square is a bustling historic intersection located in the center of lower Manhattan above Greenwich village and below the Flatiron District. At the heart of the neighborhood, a trademark pedestrian plaza-park fills daily with professionals, street performers, students and protesters. The park varies from tranquil respite to full-blown entertainment center depending on the day, and the eclectic mix of visitors make this one of the best neighborhoods in the city to people watch. This plaza also hosts a long-running and extensive farmers’ market every weekend. On the surrounding streets, you’ll find high rises, big-name chain stores, neighborhood staples, and casual eateries that cater to hefty lunch crowds. Union Square is a mix of traditional “town square” vibes, affluence and convenience, with a huge convergence of subway stops and shopping.

Average Rental Prices in Union Square

These are the average rental prices in Union Square by apartment size. To find out how much you need to earn in order to qualify for these prices, go to our salary calculator.

  • Studios

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom

  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Union Square

Your credit score is an important factor in determining your qualification for rentals or even some condo or co-op purchases.

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These trains run through Union Square. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 6
  • L
  • N
  • Q
  • R
  • W

Crime Rate in Union Square

Crime rate: 6 out of 10
Approximately 19.9342 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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