Chelsea

51 reviews
  1. Neighborhood in New York City, NY
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Neighborhood in
New York City

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$723,524
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,669
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    55
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    35
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    202
    1
  • Theft
    3
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    8
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$110,611
National
$53,046
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Reviews

51 reviews
  • Excellent
    11
  • Very Good
    19
  • Average
    20
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
I have moved here, to Chelsea from Western Massachusetts to attend college and I absolutely love this neighborhood! It is kept very clean, is consistently overseen by police officers in the nearby station, and very family-friendly. There are lots of food variety options; everything from your guilty fast food pleasures to organic & vegan choices as well. The streets are very easy to navigate and if you are unsure, there are always residents who are willing to help & answer any questions! It is a bustling, fast-moving community and a great choice for anyone with the similar lifestyle!
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
I have to start by saying that I cannot attest to the public school system here as I do not have kids....

I have lived in Chelsea for 4 years, and it is one of the most convenient neighborhoods in Manhattan to live in. Close to almost all subway lines, you can be in to Downtown, Brooklyn, Queens or the UWS in 20 minutes or less. Everything I need logistically is within a 5 block radius: Whole Foods, Planet Fitness, my yoga studio, Madison Square's dog park, commercial shopping on 6th ave, dozens of independent coffee shops and restaurants. Not much for nightlife (in my opinion) but great places to eat.

It's expensive, but it's Manhattan. It's relatively safe, but like any urban neighborhood there are incidents. Homelessness was on the rise in Summer 2016.
  • Current Resident
  • 22 days ago
Trader Joe's is the best grocery store I've ever shopped in - everything is cheap and delicious. There are tons of convenience stores on every block, great for buying toothpaste or a midnight snack. Tons of amazing restaurants - Thai at Republic, teriyaki at Glaze, salads at Chopp'd, brunch at Penny Farthing or Brazen Fox!
  • Niche User
  • May 3 2015