54 reviews
  1. Neighborhood in New York City, NY
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,184,658
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,944
National
$928
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
    35
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    No Data
    41
  • Robbery
    55
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    3
    525
  • Theft
    202
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    8
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$119,909
National
$53,889
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Chelsea Reviews

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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!
There is a lot going on in the area between tourists, and those heading to the office, however, it is an area of Manhattan that has something to offer. Chelsea is home to the world famous Madison Square Garden (MSG) and Pennsylvania Station (Penn Station). It is also home to the High Line Park- which is an abandoned railroad track that has been renovated into a park (great views). Chelsea is also known for its Fashion District, with streets of fabric and trim shops, to the world famous fashion university, Fashion Institute of Technology. The area also has many historical buildings- like the historical US Post Office on 8th Avenue. It is a more saturated area of Manhattan, and is rather safe.
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.