Filled with some of Manhattan’s best outdoor space, nightlife, galleries and new developments, Chelsea is an accessible district with a vibrant quality of life. Situated along Manhattan’s western midsection — bordered by the Hudson River and 6th Avenue, from 34th Street to 14th Street — the neighborhood effortlessly combines Downtown chic with Midtown convenience making it a destination for both residents and the world’s biggest companies.
Since the late 1800s, Chelsea has served as an arts center for the city of New York. Early theaters and film studios were located here, and the neighborhood was the birthplace of Clement Clarke Moore who wrote the famous “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” In fact, Moore’s father is credited with naming the area after London’s Chelsea Royal Hospital. Of course, the infamous Hotel Chelsea’s former occupants are a who’s who of American arts and culture, including Andy Warhol, Mark Twain, Arthur Miller, Dylan Thomas, Patti Smith and Jim Morrison. Today, Chelsea’s artistic heritage continues to thrive with the Whitney Museum just below its southern border and the abundant galleries that populate the West Chelsea Arts District.
Chelsea offers a wonderfully varied housing stock that includes historic townhouses, low-rise apartment buildings, superb Chelsea condos for sale and superb luxury high-rises from the world’s most talented architects. This eclectic complexion is due in large part to stunning new developments that have reinvigorated Chelsea over the past decade. Chelsea Piers and ongoing improvements to 500-acre Hudson River Park have made the riverfront a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.
The magnificent High Line elevated park provides a remarkable vantage point above the busy streets while also attracting a considerable amount of development to an area once considered just a bit too far west. At the High Line’s northern terminus, the massive Hudson Yards and Manhattan West developments have filled the enclave with world-class shopping, dining, public art and performance spaces, as well as a welcome extension to the 7 subway line. Chelsea is a burgeoning tech center for startups and established firms alike, and Google is a major player in the neighborhood with expansive real estate holdings at Chelsea Market and Pier 57.
While new developments have changed the face of the neighborhood in recent years, stalwart entities like the expanded Penn Station, Madison Square Garden and FIT make Chelsea a brilliant mix of New York’s past, present and future.
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