The neighborhood of Chelsea is situated in the city of New York, New York.
Chelsea is a great part of New York for those who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. Finding bustling areas in this neighborhood is very easy. There are masses of people around most of the time, a wide selection of entertainment venues can be found nearby, and places to go out at night are well-distributed throughout the neighborhood. There is a good amount of greenery in this area as there are numerous tree-lined streets. Parks, like Hudson River Park, are very well-distributed and there are a few of them close by for residents to unwind in, making it very easy to get to them from a large number of locations within the neighborhood.
The predominance of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of Chelsea is an important part of its character. Most homes in this neighborhood were constructed before the 1960s, during its latest housing boom. This area is primarily composed of two bedroom and one bedroom homes. Renters occupy roughly 70% of the units in Chelsea whereas owners occupy the remainder.
Both primary and secondary schools are especially convenient to access on foot from any location in Chelsea. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. Concerning food, a general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away in this part of the city. Over 50 supermarkets are located in the area, and the best selection can be found on streets like 9th Avenue. Additionally, those who are fond of eating out won't have to walk far in Chelsea, where over 350 restaurants and over 50 cafes are available. An excellent variety of clothing stores is also situated within a very short walking distance, for instance on 28th Street.
Chelsea is a great part of New York for car-free transportation options. With 3 rapid transit stations (23 St Station, 14 St Station and 18 St Station) with access to the A | 8 Avenue Express Line, 2 | 7 Avenue Express Line, F | Queens Blvd Express/ 6 Av Local Line, 1 | Broadway - 7 Avenue Local Line, D | 6 Avenue Express Line, C | 8 Avenue Local Line, E | 8 Avenue Local Line and M | QNS BLVD-6th AVE/ Myrtle Local Line, and a few nearby bus lines, commuting by public transit is very easy in Chelsea. This part of the city is also an extremely convenient part of New York for pedestrians; most daily errands can be run on foot, and various businesses are especially close by. Physically active people will appreciate the very bicycling-friendly nature of this part of New York. More precisely, there is always a bike-share station nearby, and the cycling infrastructure is good.