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One of New York's most beloved and desirable neighborhoods, the West Village is full of charming streets, great food, and trendy nightlife.
Studio / 1 BR
37% Complete
2 Bedrooms
58% Complete
3 Bedrooms
76% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Creatives
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles


What's around
  • 492 Restaurants
  • 23 Grocery stores/markets
  • 10 Banks
  • 175 Nightlife options
  • 83 Fitness options
  • 614 Shops




The West Village has a below average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for New York City.


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The West Village is technically part of Greenwich Village, but most residents treat them as two distinct areas. The West Village is the slightly calmer, more exclusive, celeb-heavy part of the neighborhood. In fact, as you walk down its charming tree-lined streets of brick townhomes and brownstones, with the occasional café or restaurant tucked in, you'd be forgiven for thinking you weren't in a bustling city of 8.5 million people. But it ain't cheap to get that small town, close-knit community vibe – this is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city.

This area has a wealth of great restaurants for all budgets and some iconic nightlife venues, including the Village Vanguard jazz club, which opened in 1935; the White Horse Tavern, a 1950s literary favorite; and the Stonewall Inn, which was the birthplace of the gay rights movement in America. You'll also find unique boutiques, book stores, clothing accessories, and jewelry stores.

The West Village is bordered on the north by Chelsea, on the east by Greenwich Village, on the south by SoHo, and on the west by the Hudson River.


Wall Street: 2.5 miles / 15-20 minutes by car / 15-20 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 3 miles / 20-25 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 7 miles / 30-35 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit

West Village New York City Neighborhood Photo

 WHO LIVES IN West Village?

Actors, designers, fashion gurus, people in the music biz – this is a neighborhood that inspires and attract all these creative types.
The cozy neighborhood atmosphere, great parks, and good elementary school make this a favorite home for families.
In the neighborhood where the gay rights movement started and the first gay rights parade was held, it's no surprise that there is a strong LGBT community.
Increasingly, the West Village is home to professionals working in finance and technology.
West Village is a singles' playground thanks to the never-ending nightlife options: bars, clubs, and music venues are on just about every street corner.


Local Flavor   West Village LOCAL schools

Ps 3 Charrette School
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Distance:0.13 mi
St Lukes School
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Distance:0.15 mi
Village Community School
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Distance:0.18 mi
Academy Of Saint Joseph
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Distance:0.24 mi
Our Lady of Pompeii School
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Distance:0.27 mi


Local Flavor   West Village Local Flavor

The Spotted Pig
The Spotted Pig 314 W 11TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10014 MAP

A no-reservations eatery drawing throngs for European-inspired meals and celebrity sightings.

Corner Bistro
Corner Bistro 331 W 4TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10014 MAP

A local institution that offers a range of cheap beers and famous burgers till the wee hours daily. Highly rated and loved by their customers.

Joe's Pizza
Joe's Pizza 7 CARMINE ST, NEW YORK, NY 10014 MAP

Authentic, no-frills New York pizza.

Stonewall Inn
Stonewall Inn 53 CHRISTOPHER ST, NEW YORK, NY 10014 MAP

A famous bar that helped start the gay rights movement in New York. It's still beloved by the LGBTQ community here and around the world.

Employees Only
Employees Only 510 HUDSON ST, NEW YORK, NY 10014 MAP

Speakeasy style cocktails and great food.

Village Vanguard
Village Vanguard 178 7TH AVE S, NEW YORK, NY 10014 MAP

One of New York's great jazz rooms, the Village Vanguard has been representing jazz across many generations.

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