Chelsea Real Estate Market Overview

LGBT civil rights and the birth of the downtown New York gallery scene top the list of Chelsea's claims to fame. While rental and housing prices are among the most competitive in the city (Chelsea residences aren't known for their size), they're mere steps from some of the best-appointed shops, bars, and restaurant patios in the city. From sunny weather mainstays like Boxers sports bar to the waterside... entertainment options at Chelsea Piers multiplex, no other neighborhood rings truer to the tongue-in-cheek New York sentiment to treat the city like your living room.View more


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Housing Market Trends

Market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Trends in Chelsea show a -5% year-over-year drop in median sales price and a -7% drop in median rent per month.

Median Sales Price
The median sales price for homes in Chelsea for Oct 19 to Jan 18 was $1,750,000 based on 28 home sales.
Price Per Square Ft.
Average price per square foot for Chelsea was $1,701, a decrease of -1% compared to the same period last year.
Median Rent Per Month
The median rent per month for apartments in Chelsea for Dec 19 to Jan 19 was $5,425.


Most frequent crimes in the past year

Chelsea has low crime relative to the rest of New York County.

Knowing more about crime activity in and around Chelsea can help keep you aware of crime in the area. Crime activity is most helpful when comparing two locations to understand the relative safety of each location.

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Schools in Chelsea

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Get to know your neighbors in Chelsea by reviewing our census driven map. Get insights into median age, how many people are married, and percentage of people with a college degree.

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Most people in Chelsea commute by public transit. Learn how neighbors in this area get to work so you can consider how you might commute if you lived here, too.

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10% commute by car
1% commute by bike
56% commute by public transportation
30% commute by foot

Moments in Chelsea

Insider Tips: Where to Go



A do-anything day in Chelsea starts with brunch. Hit 10th Avenue for modern-meets-classic at Cookshop - choose from award-winning beignets and half-a-dozen bloody marys. Lose your buzz at concept shop Story among the rotating selection of indie goods.



Grab a juice or indie 'zine at Chelsea Market, then head up to the elevated High Line to snap photos on the Seating Steps at 22nd Avenue - and watch cars glide beneath your feet.



When the sun goes down, hit G Lounge or the Frying Pan (a docked ship) for sunset and day-glow happy hours (respectively), followed by world-class Ballet Hispanico performances at The Joyce Theater, and a gender-bending show at 8th Avenue drag bistro Intermezzo.

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