West Village

Quaint, old-world feel and blend seamlessly with its fashionable residents and the trendy businesses that call it home.

Welcome to West Village

Artistic and energetic with an Old World feel


Tucked in the surrounding Greenwich Village, the West Village is an iconic destination for shopping, nightlife, and daytime strolls along quintessential New York City streets. A fun energetic neighborhood bursting with great shopping and restaurants, its cobblestone streets give it a quaint, old-world feel and blend seamlessly with its fashionable residents and the trendy businesses that call it home. 

Along its winding, tree-lined streets, classic brownstones cozy up to one another, and compact parks and green spaces dot the neighborhood. This is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods of NYC, and it’s no wonder, as the residents get all the perks of living in the heart of picturesque, attractive Manhattan. Thanks to its historic vibe yet fun, bright atmosphere, residents from all over flock here.


What to Love

  • Stylish cafes and gastropubs at every corner
  • Mellow and breezy, but never boring
  • A small-town sophisticated, European vibe
  • Historic home to celebrated artists and writers like Diane Arbus and Allen Ginsberg

Local Lifestyle

With brick front nooks and crannies that house bookstores, cafes, fine dining, and more, the crisscrossed streets of the West Village hum with a poised, composed, yet lively atmosphere.

There is always something to do in the West Village, but it never feels overwhelming. This neighborhood is the perfect balance of neighborhood and big-city amenities. A neighborhood that invites and inspires, creatives and business people alike flock to its scenic streets.


Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

With countless cafes, pubs, and establishments, residents are never at a loss for how to spend their weekend mornings or daily evenings. Iconic staples litter the streets of the West Village, ranging from fine dining to art-forward jazz clubs. Locals and visitors alike love to visit favorites such as L’Artusi, Magnolia Bakery, Semma, Smalls Jazz Club, Boucherie, Little Branch Speakeasy, or even the renowned gay bar Playhouse, which features regular drag shows the whole village loves to talk about.

Before dinner or drinks, however, shopping through the storied streets of the West Village is a must. Shoppers love CAP Beauty for cosmetics and skincare, Aedes De Venustas for fragrances, plus countless clothiers, shoe spots, and boutiques like Personnel of New York, Maison Margiela, and Hotoveli.


Things to Do

Uptempo West Village always offers something to do. The community atmosphere, pockets of lush greenery, and significant museums work together to make up this gorgeous neighborhood.

On the waterfront, wander through the exhibits of Whitney Museum of Art to view the work of acclaimed 20th century and Contemporary artists. Stretched down the riverfront is Hudson River Park, which is home to dozen public piers, miles of pathways for biking, running, or rollerblading, and plenty of green space for recreation or lounging. 

Pier 40 marks the south end of the West Village waterfront. Here, residents can play at the pier’s many athletic fields, take their pups to the dog run, or learn more about the river’s ecosystem at the Wetlab.


Getting Around NYC

Well-connected in one of the most connected cities in the country, the West Village is no stranger to easy transport. You can get to Columbus Circle, Grand Central, Union Square, and Wall street in under thirty minutes by train or less than twenty minutes by car. The area is connected primarily via the 1/2/3 train.



Home to some of the best public schools in Manhattan, the neighborhood is great for families as well as the young professionals who love it here. Some top educational opportunities include:


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