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305 West 13th Street, Apt 5D
West Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,000
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By Austin Rudd, last hour
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95 Wall Street, Apt 909
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,972
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By 95 Wall, 2 hours ago
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618 Sqft
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95 Wall Street, Apt 2019
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,809
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By 95 Wall, 2 hours ago
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616 Sqft
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2 Gold Street
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,730
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By Joseph Jacobs, 2 hours ago
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2 Bath
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Trinity Pl & Liberty
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,225
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By Gent , last hour
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1 Bath
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760 Sqft
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10 Hanover Square, Apt 05C
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,929
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By 10 Hanover Square, 1 hour ago
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589 Sqft
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566 Hudson Street, Apt 3
West Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,495
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By Richard Ham, last hour
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Stanton Street
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,995
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By Laura Maynard, last hour
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East 13th Street
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,795
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By Walid Berrada, 1 hour ago
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2 Bath
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East 13th Street
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,250
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By Don Carlos, 2 hours ago
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East 14th Street and 2nd Ave
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,500
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By Stasia Bannikova, 1 hour ago
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10 Hanover Square, Apt 15J
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,319
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By 10 Hanover Square, 1 hour ago
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600 Sqft
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Water and Fulton st
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,050
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By Adrian Marte, 1 hour ago
1 Bed / Flex 3
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1 Bath
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998 Sqft
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7 Eldridge Street
Chinatown, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$1,725
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By June Homes, 2 hours ago
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102 Forsyth Street, Apt 7
Bowery, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,695
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By Daniela Roman, 5 hours ago
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1 Bath
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51 West 11th Street, Apt 1R
Greenwich Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,500
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By Daniela Roman, 5 hours ago
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East 9th Street
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,699
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By David Tom , 4 hours ago
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Maiden
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,195
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By Shang, last 30 min
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Golden St
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,700
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135 William Street, Apt 5B
Financial District, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,995
By Elena Malone, 1 hour ago
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1,400 Sqft
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Downtown Manhattan

Downtown Manhattan is where the borough got its start and is the engine that keeps it going. Rife with diversity and culture, everything below 14th street is an adventure waiting to happen. Whether you're new to the city or a long time resident, Downtown has a little something for everyone.


Downtown Manhattan Apartments
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Downtown Manhattan

Downtown Manhattan is where the borough got its start and is the engine that keeps it going. Rife with diversity and culture, everything below 14th street is an adventure waiting to happen. Whether you’re new to the city or a long time resident, Downtown has a little something for everyone.


Atmosphere of Downtown Manhattan

The best way to describe Downtown Manhattan would be an eclectic mix. The area is packed with NYU students, finance professionals, savvy shoppers, and culinary enthusiasts. There’s a ton of diversity in this area, and that diversity is widely celebrated with annual cultural events, museums, and historic sights.

Downtown Manhattan has a variety of energy from the fast paced Financial District to the fashionable Tribeca. The artistic spirit of Greenwich village is a stone's throw from the cultural hotbed of Chinatown. The atmosphere of Downtown is difficult to describe, and that’s because this part of Manhattan has a little bit of everything.


Transportation Options in Downtown Manhattan

Transportation can be a bit tricky once you get below 14th street. The grid system slowly starts to disappear once you pass 1st street and from there, travel can be a bit hectic. That said, there are so many train stations that you never have far to walk before you reach the line or connection you need. With decent sized stations at Union Square (4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W trains) and West 4th Street (A, B, C, D, E, F, and M trains), Downtown Manhattan is pretty accessible to the rest of the city, especially Brooklyn.

Due to the growing population of students and young professionals, biking is growing much more popular in these Downtown areas. Many bike lanes have popped up on the streets, and more are being added every year. There’s also a high number for Citi Bike docking stations.

While parking can be a bit sparse Downtown, it’s still mostly a good area for cars with the exception of SoHo, Little Italy, and parts of Chinatown. There’s easy access to FDR and the West Side Highway, so zipping uptown is usually a piece of cake.


Downtown Manhattan Safety

NYC is extremely safe, and Downtown Manhattan is no exception. Violent crime is extremely rare and petty crime is also on the decline. The area is very well lit and has a busy nightlife, so everyone can feel safe walking the streets no matter what time of day it is.

Hospitals in the area are a bit more spread out than in other parts of Manhattan. However, each one is of a high caliber, and the convenient access to the rest of the island means you can reach your preferred hospital pretty easily whether it’s Uptown or Downtown.


Neighborhoods in Downtown Manhattan
  • East Village: An artsy neighborhood, the East Village is home to The Metropolitan Playhouse and the Bowery Poetry Club.
  • West Village: Another artistic community, the West Village is home to The Stonewall Inn and The Whitney Museum of American Art.
  • Lower East Side: Home to a variety of art galleries and music venues, this neighborhood is perfect for emerging artists.
  • Greenwich Village: Home to NYU and Washington Square Park, this neighborhood has a reputation for voicing new, progressive ideas.
  • SoHo: A popular spot for boutique shopping and pop up stores, SoHo is made up of dozens of cast iron buildings.
  • Little Italy: A tiny neighborhood with a big heart, Little Italy is the place to go for authentic Italian cuisine.
  • Chinatown: Full of culture and great food, Chinatown is a neighborhood with historic significance and amazing street markets.
  • Financial District: The finance capital of the world, The World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial can be found here.
  • Tribeca: Full of old industry buildings that have since been turned into apartments, this neighborhood is home to the Tribeca Film Festival.
  • Civic Center: Home to the NYC Government buildings, like One Police Plaza and City Hall.
  • South Street Seaport: A Historic District full of renovated sailing ships and great views.
  • Battery Park City: A relatively new neighborhood, Battery Park City is a bustling residential neighborhood with beautiful parks and open spaces.

Act Like a Local in Downtown Manhattan
  • Want to catch some Off-Broadway theater? Check out what’s playing at The Public or see long running performances from Stomp and The Blue Man Group.
  • Hungry? Check out Little Italy and Chinatown for the best meal of your life. Then head to Ellen’s Cheesecake Factory for dessert.
  • Want to shop up a storm? Head to SoHo for a unique, boutique shopping experience.
  • Walk the Highline from the West Village to Chelsea! Try to make it to Chelsea by sunset for an awesome view.
  • Want to relax in the sun, catch an outdoor movie, or participate in some activism? Washington Square Park will not disappoint.

Fun Facts and History of Downtown Manhattan

One of the oldest parts of the city, Downtown Manhattan was the original sight of New Amsterdam, a Dutch colony that was soon kicked out by the British. Once the English took over in 1664, the colony was renamed New York, though it was still largely farmland in the beginning. The city quickly grew in size and scale, with Columbia University originally being located here. The British maintained control of the Island until the end of the Revolution.

Until the 1800’s, Downtown Manhattan had a fire safety issue, in that the city would burn to the ground every few years or so. It was then that cast iron buildings were introduced, marking a precursor for the steel framed skyscrapers that mark the city today. Many of these cast iron buildings can still be found in SoHo.

Additionally in the 1800’s, New York became an economic powerhouse thanks to immigration and the efforts of Alexander Hamilton. This led to New York creating its famous grid system in 1811, which paved the way to expand the city into the rest of the island.

By the 1900’s, Manhattan started to build skyscrapers where they could and made Downtown Manhattan into a financial and cultural hotspot. Downtown Manhattan was the location of the Stonewall Riots which led to the LGBTQ+ liberation movement. Today, Downtown Manhattan is still a cultural and financial powerhouse.


Learn More About Downtown Manhattan
For those interested, Downtown Manhattan currently has 3,889 residential listings advertised on the market for rent. From data that we've compiled, listings range from $3,300 in the lower quartile to $5,895 in the upper quartile. Generally speaking, the median rental price is $4,295 or $73 / ft². For those interested in renting a listing in this search area, there are currently 866 studio, 1,312 one-bedroom, 892 two-bedroom, 489 three-bedroom, and 330 four+ bedroom properties available for rent.
For your convenience, we've included a more detailed breakdown of rental pricing by median bedroom sizes here:
Bedrooms Rent Rent / ft²
Studio $3,000 $78
1 BR $3,983 $72
2 BR $5,344 $69
3 BR $5,995 $75
4+ BR $7,995 $73

We make sure to refresh our rental listings every hour in order to provide you with the newest and most up-to-date inventory available on the market.

Downtown Manhattan is located within New York County, New York. This area currently has 1,634,989 residents in 753,385 households. Out of the total population, 40.12% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this county are currently unmarried and have a median age of 36.7.

When looking at residents older than 25, 12.55% have graduated from high school, 31.80% have a bachelor's degree, and 28.64% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 62.9% and the median income in this county is $75,513.

At least 76.86% of those living in this county rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 31.4 minutes.

Geographically, New York County, New York is a part of the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. This county is currently home to 18,812,161 residents, or 6,707,347 households with a median income of $68,319. the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area residents have a median age of 37.8 and 50.07% are currently renting their homes in the area.

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