An Introduction to the Premier Residential Manhattan Neighborhoods 

Upper East Side

Nestled between Fifth Avenue and the East River from East 59th Street through East 96th Street lies the Upper East Side, the playground for Manhattan's elite. This world-renowned enclave is home to some of the wealthiest and most powerful families who reside in prestigious prewar buildings on Park or Fifth Avenues or in new luxury condos and townhouses on tree-lined streets.

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Upper West Side

dakotaWith an abundance of coveted prewar buildings, the Upper West Side has evolved into a family friendly community infused with a dash of urban flair and eclectic cultural opportunities.  A plethora of new construction luxury condos have debuted in the market, most notably 15 Central Park West, along with a mix of elegant townhouses and brownstones on gracious side-streets.

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dreamstime s 18321684Midtown, the vibrant epicenter of Manhattan, lies between 59th Street and 34th Street from the East River to the Hudson. A dynamic cultural hub, this area of the city is famous for its museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, Fifth Avenue's luxury retail corridor, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman, world-class restaurants and the Broadway theater district.

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TribecaAn acronym for "Triangle Below Canal", Tribeca is one of New York's most trendiest and priciest neighborhoods – a favorite amongst resident celebrities and socialites of the city seeking a hip but refined place to live.  Historically a district of industrial warehouses on cobblestone streets, Tribeca today is an area transformed with luxury lofts and palatial condominiums into one of the most edgy and lavish areas in the city.

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West Village/Meatpacking District

west-villageThe famous West Village, primarily the residential portion of Greenwich Village, has been a highly-coveted zip code for decades, thriving in the boundaries of the Hudson River and 6th Avenue and extending from 14th Street to Houston Street. What was a charming and colorful  haven for artists, writers, intellectuals and bohemians since the turn of the 20th century is now mixed with wealthy, celeb-heavy urban dwellers such as Jim Carrey, James Franco and Hugh Jackman. It is home to unique shops, trendy restaurants, 19th Century townhouses and new residential luxury condos.

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Madison SquareThe area takes its name from the famous triangular-shaped 20-story Flatiron Building that anchors the neighborhood at 23rd Street, Fifth Avenue and Broadway and was designed by Daniel Burnham in 1902. Now an illustrious landmark and tourist attraction, the surrounding  neighborhood is a lively and influential area . The Flatiron neighborhood is an exciting destination for design buffs, shoppers on the hunt for quirky items and gourmands in search of the city"s best cuisines. Top restaurants include The Union Square Cafe, ABC Kitchen and Eleven Madison Park. Luxury homes nestled between storefronts offer a variety of architectural design -  new construction condos , upscale lofts or prewar apartments.

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ChelseaFew neighborhoods can compare with the versatility and diversity of the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Here one finds an eclectic mix of residents and a perfect balance between traditional uptown elegance and contemporary downtown edge. The neighborhood offers exclusive new development high rises, grand luxury lofts, rowhouses and townhouses.

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sohoOnce a manufacturing neighborhood, SoHo is now one of New York's most desirable and stylishly diverse neighborhoods. SoHo is an acronym for South of Houston Street. Known for its immaculately preserved cast iron front buildings and cobblestone streets, SoHo is also home to top luxury condos such as One Vandam, 158 Mercer and Trump SoHo and palatial lofts with soaring ceilings and dramatic light. This posh lower Manhattan neighborhood contains many art galleries with world class shopping in trendy chic boutiques offering upscale designer garb and high- end  items for the home.

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