Welcome to West Village
Quiet, peaceful community with a small-town vibe.
Full of quiet tree-lined streets and beautiful brownstones, the West Village is a classic, stylish community for NYC residents who want a more laid-back lifestyle. However, this doesn’t mean there aren't gastropubs and entertainment around every corner in this neighborhood. West Village harmoniously blends peaceful and buzzy vibes — one of the reasons it’s such a highly sought-after community. In West Village, you truly get the best of both worlds.
In the West Village, brownstones take up the majority of the real estate. The neighborhood is mostly residential, so the streets stay calm thanks to the lack of business complexes and office buildings. Once you pass through this serene neighborhood once, you’ll be hooked.
What to Love
- Spacious brownstones, quiet tree-lined streets, and stylish residents
- Relaxed, laid-back neighborhood that still offers an incredible nightlife
- Sophisticated community where you’ll make fast community connections
West Village offers residents a dense urban feel with quaint and cozy cafes, classic eateries, and beautiful tree-lined streets. Many residents own their homes since West Village is primarily filled with colonial brownstones, compared to Manhattan’s busier districts with towering high-rises. It’s the perfect spot for families to make their forever home, thanks to the access to open green spaces and top educational opportunities. Young professionals and couples will also find West Village appealing due to its vibrant nightlife, from celebrity-frequented comedy clubs and bars that offer citywide views.
Dining, Shopping and Entertainment
Get skyline views and impeccable eats at the upscale RH Rooftop, a swanky rooftop space complete with vibrant greenery and glittering chandeliers. It’s got fantastic American cuisine that takes a humble burger and elevates it into something so much more. Dine at the rustic Via Carota, a traditional trattoria that stays faithful to the traditional flavors of Italian cuisine to transport you across the world. Carbone is another fantastic Italian restaurant with brick walls and rich, traditional plates that will have you coming back for more.
Kick off your shopping experience with sweets from the beautiful Magnolia Bakery, where you’ll delight in elevated pastries and magical cupcakes. Bleeker Street is a well-known shopping locale in West Village that bustles with residents from all over the city who want to browse the chic boutiques and designer brand stores for the latest fashions. It’s a wonderful spot to spend the afternoon — especially since there are several restaurants where you can refuel after a long day of retail therapy!
Things to Do
Abingdon Square is a local favorite that’s home to a masterful World War II monument surrounded by fragrant flower beds and vibrant lawns. You’ll find many people gathering at this quaint outdoor space, where benches line the sidewalks and the Abingdon Square Greenmarket offers residents fresh organic produce. For sparkling shoreline views and a plethora of activities, Pier 40 at Hudson River Park is a wonderful locale to visit. It’s also the perfect place to have a picnic or play a friendly game of tennis.
If you want to learn more about global climate change issues in a fun and educational environment, the Arcadia Earth museum is an interactive experience that you and the entire family will enjoy. With colorful art installations to admire and interact with, it’s a great way to learn about what’s going on in our world and how you can make more sustainable choices. The Whitney Museum of American Art features some of the world’s best modern art from artists who are still alive today.
West Village is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: