The West Village is unique in that it carries a distinct, small-town, European feel. Quaint storefronts and streets that defy the typical NYC grid pattern make West Village feel like an escape from the city. Despite its small-town air, West Village is fast-paced and gets quite a bit of foot traffic. Residents here pay for the look and feel of older homes, meaning walk-up buildings with small rooms, small windows and old plumbing and electrical, all of which doesn’t come cheap.
1 to Houston St. | A, B, C, D, E, F, V, to W. 4th St. | 1 to Christopher St. | A, C, E, L to Eighth Ave./14th St. | 1, 2, 3 to 14th St. | F, V, L to Sixth Ave./14th St.
Boundaries: Houston St. to 14th St., Sixth Ave. to Hudson River
Living in the West Village is not cheap the median rent here will likely get you a shoebox compared to other parts of the city. As of September 2016, the average rent is $4,357 and the median rent is $3,900. Rents at Rockrose’s 666 Greenwich Street start at $4,300 for a loft studio.
Average Rent Summary
1 BR $3,752
2 BR $4,321
3 BR $6,721
Quality of Life
Number of Trees = 3,183
Bars & Restaurants
Best bar food: Corner Bistro
Best sports bar to maybe get free pizza: Village Tavern
Best bar for inventive cocktail names: Bar Sardine
Best cocktail bar on top of a Five Guys: The Garret
Best live jazz plus ping pong bar, ever: Fat Cat
Best cocktails: Little Branch
Best whiskey bar: Highlands
Bleecker Street is a particularly good place to indulge all sorts of shopping; high-fashion foragers prowl the stretch between West 10th Street and 8th Avenue. Hudson Street and Greenwich Avenue are also prime boutique-browsing territories.
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