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Chelsea

BoroughManhattan
Area21,007,776 sq ft
MapMap of Chelsea
Listing(s)167 no-fee
Buildings187 rental buildings
69 condo buildings
33 coop buildings

Neighborhood Profile

Formerly a warehouse district bleeding into the now-hot Meatpacking District, Chelsea started transforming in the early 1990s, when club kids would flock to the area to legendary parties at The Tunnel, Limelight (and before that, Twilo) or Avalon. Prior to that, the infamous Chelsea Hotel on West 23rd Street attracted rock stars, writers and creative minds of the 60s and 70s. From the late 1990s, art galleries started moving from SoHo to the less-expensive areas in Chelsea. Today, over 350 galleries are located in the area spanning from around 30th to 15th Streets – mostly far west, from Ninth Avenue to the West Side Highway. Now almost completely gentrified, Chelsea has become an upscale neighborhood with bistros, luxury apartments, art galleries, and designer boutiques.

Apartments & Real Estate

Chelsea is quite uneven architecturally - there is no single block that can be called "typical". At least three major buildings types – the brownstone, the housing project, and the "industrial loft building" – are all present here, in roughly equal proportions. In addition, new doorman high-rises have begun springing up along major avenues, especially on the neighborhood's west side. In their shadows, historic brownstones and town-homes create a quaint, "neighborhoody" feel along the side streets.

Selected Rental Buildings

  • 800 Sixth Avenue (Chelsea) photos - 14 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A modern high-rise doorman building offering a gym and a garage. The building features 12,000 sq.ft. of ground floor retail and parking below grade.
  • AVA High Line (525 West 28th Street, Chelsea) photos - 23 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A high-rise doorman building offering a gym.
  • The Beatrice (105 West 29th Street, Chelsea) photos - 13 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A modern high-rise doorman building offering a gym and a garage.
  • The Carteret (208 West 23rd Street, Chelsea) - 18 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A pre-war high-rise doorman building offering laundry facilities. The apartments have high ceilings.
  • Ten23 Apartments (500 West 23rd Street, Chelsea) photos - 11 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A modern high-rise doorman building offering laundry facilities. The apartments have high ceilings.

See all Chelsea Rental Apartment Buildings (187 buildings)

Selected No-Fee Rental Listings

$3,650 Studio at 101W15
$3,140 Studio at 500 West 30th Street
$2,695 Studio at Elliott Chelsea
$3,330 Studio at Ten23 Apartments, 505 sq ft
$3,065 Studio at AVA High Line, 543 sq ft

See all Chelsea No-Fee Rental Apartments (167 total)

Condo & Co-op Buildings

  • The Caledonia (450 West 17th Street, Chelsea) photos - 6 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A modern building with 190 condos in the main tower and 288 rental units in the 8-story wing.
  • Elliott Chelsea (401 West 25th Street, Chelsea) photos - 4 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A modern high-rise condo building.
  • Loft 25 (420 West 25th Street, Chelsea)
    A mid-rise doorman elevator condo building offering a gym. The apartments have high ceilings.

See all Chelsea Condo Apartment Buildings (69 buildings)

See our list of Chelsea Co-op Apartment Buildings (33 buildings)

Demographics

Seventh and Eighth Avenues are extremely gay-friendly, with cafés and shops sporting rainbow flags of tolerance. Further west are live/work artist studios, and newly renovated luxury high-rise condos inhabited by gallerists, financial professionals and young families. Chelsea has several housing projects, mostly in the north-central section of the neighborhood.

Major Streets Crossing the Neighborhood

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Current Rental Statistics

TypeMedianAverageAds
Studio$3,340 $3,236 64
1-Bedroom$4,292 $4,386 76
2-Bedroom$7,040 $6,607 24
3-Bedroom$6,995 $7,297 3
see all Chelsea Rental Apartments
rental statistics as of 20/Apr/2015.