"Charming tree-lined, curvy streets and hundred-plus year old townhouses define the west side of West Village. Home to celebrities, mega-millionaires and NYU students West Village is a hub of culture and excitement. West Village is home to plenty of boutiques and cute cafes, giving the quaint area an almost European vibe. Strolls down Bleecker Street or Hudson Street offer great window-shopping! Walk all the way west to the Hudson River, where plenty of public green space is available for exercise or relaxation. Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street is home to the birth of the gay rights movement, when riots broke out in 1969. New York’s Pride Parade passes through the area every year, which is now a popular area for gay bars and the second outpost of the non-discriminatory Big Gay Ice Cream. Perhaps one of the most notable landmarks in West Village is Washington Square Park, where an arch similar to Paris’ Arche de Triumph welcomes New Yorkers into the vast green space, complete with a central fountain. Summertime brings free movie screenings and festivals to the park, and performers can be found there throughout the year. The West Village is also known for its comedy scene, with plenty of late-night clubs open on MacDougal Street, where bright lights and loud hawkers will call you in for some stand-up, by unknowns or famous comedians like Louis C.K. There is never a lack of entertainment in West Village, where you can find something to eat 24 hours a day, thanks to spots like Ben’s Pizza, and always catch some fascinating people-watching." By: Melissa Kravitz
Rental Prices:$2,380 ― $6,730
Sales Prices:$656,530 ― $1,853,400
Landmarks:Hudson River Park, Christopher Park, West 4th Street, Courts "The Cage"