The neighborhood of Lower East Side is part of the city of New York, New York.
Home buyers who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors will feel at home in Lower East Side. This neighborhood has a very large number of places to check out. A wide variety of entertainment venues can be found nearby, there are very often masses of people around, and with its over 50 bars, there are options for nighttime activities. Essex Street in particular offers a broad selection of places to go out at night. There is a fair amount of greenery in this area; access to green spaces in the neighborhood, including Columbus Park and City Hall Park, is very easy since there are around 40 of them nearby for residents to enjoy. Residents will also find that many tree-lined streets are prominent.
A majority of the housing growth in Lower East Side took place prior to the 1960s. The substantial proportion of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of this neighborhood is an important part of its character. Renters occupy roughly 85% of the properties in the neighborhood while the rest are occupied by owners. This area also has a good choice of housing sizes - homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
It is especially easy to get to both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from any location in this area. Additionally, those who enjoy eating out won't have to go far in Lower East Side, where over 400 restaurants and over 50 cafes can be found. A great selection of clothing stores is also situated within a very short walking distance, for instance along Prince Street. Regarding education, it is a very short walk to access both primary and secondary schools from any location in Lower East Side. Home buyers are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level.
Lower East Side does not demand use of a car because various other methods of transportation are available. Owing to many nearby rapid transit stations with access to the F | Queens Blvd Express/ 6 Av Local Line, Z | Nassau St Express Line, 6X | Lexington Avenue Express Line, 5X | Lexington Avenue Express Line, J | Nassau St Local Line, B | 6 Avenue Express Line, 5 | Lexington Avenue Express Line, D | 6 Avenue Express Line, M | QNS BLVD-6th AVE/ Myrtle Local Line, 6 | Lexington Avenue Local Line and 4 | Lexington Avenue Express Line, and approximately 10 nearby bus lines, the public transit network in this part of the city is very convenient. Lower East Side is also very suitable for walking; most daily errands can be run without the use of a car, and various businesses are very close by. Many people in the area use their bicycle because there are countless bike lanes, and there is always a bike-share station nearby.