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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,168,904
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,024
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%

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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$113,857
National
$55,322
Children
9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    35%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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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!
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I spent the past four years of my life going to high school in Chelsea. This area gained quite the respect from me. Not only does it have an extensive accepting vibe, it is filled with tons of activities and opportunities. Whether it be strolling the High Line on warm spring mornings or finding a great meal with friends, Chelsea exhibits a form of livelihood. It became a home for me as I walked past beautiful townhouses and identifying with art in museums like the Whitney. Chelsea also has amazing art galleries, each having their own sense of vivacity. This area is one of the most splendid I have spent my time in.
it's a very good neighborhood. Quiet and not too many crimes around it. it's safe! you can see the police protecting the area. one of the things that I like about Chelsea is that it is located between downtown and midtown. Wherever a person moves in Chelsea will be close to the 34th street and nearby the piers. if you live between 9th ave and 8th ave, you can walk to the piers which is two blocks away from those avenue.