Neighborhood Spotlight: West Village

Written By Laura Schier | July 01, 2019 | Published in NYC Lifestyle
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A charming urban oasis filled with quiet, tree-lined streets and plenty of entertainment and nightlife options, the West Village has something for everyone. This beautiful neighborhood provides an escape from the typical hustle and bustle of the city, while at the same time offering countless exciting activities for people of all ages. Its cobblestone streets, trendy shops, and lively yet peaceful atmosphere make this area one of NYC’s most highly coveted destinations.

The West Village is a relatively large area, spanning from West Houston Street to West 14th Street and from the Hudson River to Avenue of the Americas. Its residential streets are filled with beautiful brownstones, low-rise walk-ups, and plenty of greenery. As approximately 80 percent of the West Village is landmarked, its beautifully preserved historic buildings have a timeless nature that adds to the neighborhood’s character.

With a variety of small cafes, trendy shops, elegant cocktail bars, and exciting venues, visitors and residents alike can find something different on every block. The West Village has many local stores that give the area an atmosphere both unique and diverse. Restaurants throughout the neighborhood are high in both quality and variety, from modern Japanese cuisine to a world-renowned pizza shop. There is a wide range of nightlife options to choose from in the area as well, such as gastropubs, comedy clubs, and upscale cocktail bars. Those looking to shop in the West Village can find everything from vintage dresses at designer boutiques to organic skin-care products at the oldest apothecary in the U.S. And for park goers, there are numerous green spaces in the area: the Hudson River Greenway, where visitors can walk along the picturesque waterfront, the Bleecker Playground, a popular spot for kids, and scenic views and greenery at the High Line just a short distance away.

Apartment prices in the West Village vary based on size, condition of the home, and location. The median rental price for a studio apartment is slightly under $3,000 per month, while a three-bedroom commands a relatively higher median price point at just over $7,000 per month. As this is only of the most highly sought after neighborhoods in NYC, the market is more competitive compared to other areas. Potential renters or buyers looking to call the West Village home can check out the Elegran sales page or Elegran rentals page. Contact an agent today to find your dream apartment in this charming, picturesque neighborhood!

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