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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Chelsea is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 65,359. Chelsea is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Chelsea offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Chelsea there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Chelsea and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Chelsea are above average.
About Chelsea...
Population
65,359

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$883,503
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,074
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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Chelsea Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    948
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    175
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    190
    500
  • Theft
    4,281
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$111,665
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    33%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Love how lively it is! There is Chelsea market, Chelsea piers sports center, a YMCA, many pizzerias, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and access to many trains. One of the downsides though is that it is extremely overpriced to live here. One avocado can be $4 in most stores.
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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!
The scenery is incredibly beautiful and is easily accessible via public transportation. There are a varuety of food options available, although they tend to be expensive. There is also an affordable, accessible health center available to members of the community.