West Village

Welcome to West Village

Old-world feel, new-world living
Welcome to a neighborhood that’s like a scene from a movie, charming and storybook-like. If you think that’s impossible in Manhattan, you haven’t been to the West Village. Immerse yourself in historic townhouses and cobblestone streets. The West Village is part of Greenwich Village, with winding streets, trendy shops, old brownstones, and old trees. Outside the “grid system,” the tree-lined streets have a meandering nature that sinks into the soul in this desirable neighborhood with a relaxed, bohemian lifestyle.
If you crave historical roots, this is the place for you. The residents have actively striven to retain the neighborhood's historic district, along with its colonial brownstones and quirky shops. New York City might be the largest city on the East Coast, but the atmosphere in the West Village remains laid-back and retains a sense of community. The place is awash with art and artists, cool cafes, stylish boutiques, and small, intimate restaurants. The neighborhood is quiet and residential without too many office buildings. And the housing includes stylish co-ops, luxury condominiums, old walkups, historic brownstones, and colonial townhouses.

What to Love 

  • The Hudson River Park and its river views and dog parks
  • Many fine-dining restaurants, cafes, delis, and boutiques
  • A walker’s paradise with quiet streets and a residential feel
  • Cozy wine bars and old speakeasies that are still thriving
  • Art galleries, museums, and many live-music venues
  • Excellent public transportation

Local Lifestyle

Some parts of Manhattan are on the go 24/7, and some people love that. Here in the West Village, though, the locals march to the beat of a different drum. You might have to do a double-take now and then to make sure you’re not in an old-world European city. All the residents need is right at their fingertips, so daily car use is optional. Instead of driving, they enjoy a serene stroll on the quiet streets with mature trees and old architecture. They relax at the Hudson River Park with its fantastic view of the New Jersey skyline and the Statue of Liberty.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Sant Ambroeus has traditional Milanese cuisine. The dining room has rich red colors, dark wood, and a devotion to tradition. Morandi serves rustic Italian food with handmade pasta and has an impressive wine list. It has patio dining and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try the “bistecca per due.”

If you’re a dessert-first person, head straight to Magnolia Bakery for their amazing cakes, brownies, cookies, and ice cream. While you’re there, join the Pudding of the Month Club and have desserts delivered to your doorstep every month.
When you’re in New York City, the shopping is endless. If it’s out there at all, it’s in New York City for sure. Make a note to visit Marc Jacobs for fabulous, runway-inspired designer clothing. Soak up some history at The Stonewall Inn, a bar and tavern known for its part in the 1969 riots that started the gay rights movement. This iconic place features live music and entertainment, karaoke, dance parties, and drag shows.

Things to Do

The Smalls Jazz Club has the best jazz talent in New York City. This trendy basement club bar has concerts, jam sessions, and educational initiatives. The Jefferson Market Garden is a green space the whole community enjoys. It is maintained by volunteers and is an eye-opening oasis. You might recognize this place as the venue for Miranda’s wedding in “Sex in the City.”


The West Village is served by the New York City Department of Education and is notable for the following schools:

Search All Homes


Work With Us

We are specifically known for our perseverance, respect for our clients' needs and discretion, and our direct yet approachable communication style. This has led us to successfully assist numerous high net worth families and A-list Hollywood celebrities, while at the same time working just as hard for first-time homebuyers.

Follow Us on Instagram