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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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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    947.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    175.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    190.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,280.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    52.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$111,665
National
$55,322
Families with Children
11%
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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Chelsea Reviews

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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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Hudson Yards is awsome! You have the Highline where you yaou can escape in a scenerary of trees, shrubs, plants and hear birds sing in a bustling city of Manhattan. a great palce to take pictures, free classes and entertainment. The Vessel, Shed, Mall, Chelsea Market, Google... will leave you breathless. Also, you can talk a lovely stroll by the Hudson River where you several choices or boat rides, the Intrepid Musem, see New Jersey, or go row boating or kayaking. You are near 34th and 42nd Streets to shop, eat, Broadway shows, Movies... So much to do!!!
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!