Chelsea is located on the West Side of Manhattan. The North border starts on West 34th Street and centers on West 14th Street. It is generally considered to be the area south of Hell’s Kitchen and the Garment District, north of Greenwich Village, and north to northeast of the Meatpacking District.
Chelsea offers a lot to residents and visitors. There are beautiful walks available around the Hudson River and the Chelsea Piers, with many events taking place throughout the year. You can go on cruise with your family or friends or even party on the river.
The area is famous for its rhythm and great restaurants. It is melting pot of cultures where historic brownstones built over 100 years ago still stand and are offered for rent and for sale. It is also home to more than 200 art galleries.
The Chelsea Piers, in particular, is a popular locale in Chelsea. It offers golf, bowling, skating, batting cages, and rock climbing. Kids’ programs include soccer, gymnastics, baseball, and more. You’ll also find a fitness center and a deluxe spa. And you can take your bike or roller blades down to the Hudson River Esplanade for more green grass and river views.
The residential market offers anything form Luxury high rises to those cozy Brownstones er mentioned above.
It’s not a stretch to say Chelsea has it all. The area has a wealth of nightlife, art, shopping, and recreation. The popularity of the area has led to the building of a number of luxury rental buildings, which have sprung up all over Chelsea.
Chelsea takes its title from the estate and Federal-design house of retired British Major Thomas Clarke, who obtained the property when he bought the farm of Jacob Somerindyck on August 16, 1750. The land was bounded by what would turn out to be 21st and 24th Streets, from the Hudson River to Eighth Avenue. Clarke chose the name "Chelsea" after the manor of Chelsea, London, home to Sir Thomas More. Clarke handed the estate on to his daughter, Charity, who, together with her husband Benjamin Moore, added property on the south of the estate, stretching it to 19th Street. The house was the birthplace of their son, Clement Clarke Moore, who in turn inherited the property. Moore is generally credited with writing "A Visit From St. Nicholas" and was the writer of the first Greek as well as Hebrew lexicons printed in the United States.