The neighborhood of Chinatown can be found in the city of New York, New York.
Chinatown is a great part of the city for those who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. Finding things to do in this area is very easy. There is a wonderful selection of entertainment venues, the streets are almost always busy with people, and with its a few bars, there are options for nighttime activities. This neighborhood also features a very small amount of greenery; however, there are a few public green spaces nearby for residents to unwind in, such as Columbus Park and Sara D Roosevelt Park, and they are especially well-located, making it very easy to get to them.
The properties in this neighborhood are very old, because around 70% of its dwellings were constructed pre-1960, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed in the 1960s. The predominance of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of this area is an important part of its character. Roughly 95% of the properties in the neighborhood are occupied by renters whereas the remainder are occupied by owners. This neighborhood also has quite a good selection of unit sizes - houses range from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Residents will welcome the proximity to both primary and secondary schools, which are within walking distance from all homes for sale in Chinatown. Locals have the choice between public and private elementary schools. With regards to eating, both general and specialty grocery stores are typically accessible within a very short walk from most homes for sale in Chinatown. Walker Street is among the best streets for groceries. Likewise, owing to over 150 restaurants and approximately 30 coffee shops, this part of New York is an excellent place in which to go out to eat. It is also a very short distance to a great choice of clothing stores.
House buyers in Chinatown have various options to move around without using a car. Thanks to Canal St Station with access to the F | Queens Blvd Express/ 6 Av Local Line, Z | Nassau St Express Line, Q | Broadway Express Line, 6X | Lexington Avenue Express Line, J | Nassau St Local Line, N | Broadway Local Line, M | QNS BLVD-6th AVE/ Myrtle Local Line, 6 | Lexington Avenue Local Line and 4 | Lexington Avenue Express Line, and one nearby bus line, Chinatown benefits from a great public transit system. Walking is also especially practical for residents in this neighborhood; most day-to-day needs can be carried out on foot, and many businesses are very close by. Active house buyers will appreciate the especially bike-friendly nature of Chinatown. For instance, the cycling network is very well-developed, and there is usually a bike-share station in proximity.