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Sixth Avenue
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,250
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By Minara Lama, 1 hour ago
1 Bed / Flex 2
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1 Bath
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900 Sqft
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Midtown West 34th street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$7,200
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By Glenn Lawrence, last hour
2 Bed
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3 Bath
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1,000 Sqft
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West 26th Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$7,300
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By Joseph Raphael, 1 hour ago
2 Bed / Flex 3
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2 Bath
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West 49th Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,700
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By Nicholas Veloz, 2 hours ago
1 Bed / Flex 2
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1 Bath
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West 20s - South Chelsea
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,295
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By Samia Akodu, 12 hours ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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200 West 26th Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,825
By Anthony and Christine, 7 hours ago
1 Bed / Flex 2
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1 Bath
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West 28th Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$9,150
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By Dominique Lavoie , 4 hours ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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West 23rd Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$7,888
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By Dominique Lavoie , 4 hours ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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1,334 Sqft
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West 24th Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$7,487
By Charlotte McKinley, 7 hours ago
2 Bed
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1 Bath
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892 Sqft
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155 West 21st Street, Apt 10B
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,295
By Ofer Avital, 1 day ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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West 29th Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$8,029
By Justin Rodriguez, 7 hours ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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951 Sqft
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535 West 23rd Street, Apt 3N
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$7,200
By Jordan Silver, 10 hours ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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West 23 Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$7,450
By Charlotte McKinley, 10 hours ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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Eleventh Avenue
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$7,300
By Jeremy Cecere, 7 hours ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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1,153 Sqft
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West 33 Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$6,705
No Fee
By Charlotte McKinley, 10 hours ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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West 26 Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,995
By Jeremy Cecere, 8 hours ago
2 Bed
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1 Bath
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West 26 Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,995
By Vardan Hakobyan, 8 hours ago
2 Bed
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1 Bath
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West 20's
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$8,000
By Samia Akodu, 12 hours ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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West 23 Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$7,450
By Vardan Hakobyan, 8 hours ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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West 30 Street
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,795
By Sabah Horan, 9 hours ago
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Chelsea

Chelsea is located on the West Side of Manhattan (i.e. West of Central Park, the border for the high-octane island). Beginning at West 14th Street, it is bordered by Greenwich Village, the Meatpacking District, and Hell's Kitchen. The history of the neighborhood is steeped in development and prestige, as it was once farmland until developers and builders began to erect beautiful brownstones and homes, parks and walking areas, and the neighborhood began to diversify to include Manhattan's…

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Chelsea

Chelsea is located on the West Side of Manhattan (i.e. West of Central Park, the border for the high-octane island). Beginning at West 14th Street, it is bordered by Greenwich Village, the Meatpacking District, and Hell’s Kitchen. The history of the neighborhood is steeped in development and prestige, as it was once farmland until developers and builders began to erect beautiful brownstones and homes, parks and walking areas, and the neighborhood began to diversify to include Manhattan’s cultural elite.

Atmosphere

The neighborhood is largely residential, with a mix of tenements, apartment blocks, city housing projects, townhouses, and renovated rowhouses, but its many retail businesses reflect the ethnic and social diversity of the population. Chelsea incorporates the luxury and sophistication of upper Manhattan with downtown’s hip creativity and arts culture. Chelsea is known as one of the centers of the city's art world, with over 200 galleries in the neighborhood.

Architecture, art, and fine dining meet a thriving nightlife scene in Chelsea. Easily accessible while still quiet and restful, Chelsea always serves as the setting for iconic pop culture moments. Chelsea is home to many professionals who are drawn to the prime location of the neighborhood as well as its laid back options for going out. The neighborhood also has some of Manhattan’s most interesting buildings, including the London Terrace Apartment Complex, Cushman Row, the Starett-Lehigh Building and the Art Deco Verizon Building.

There’s no better way soak in these views than a walk on The High Line, a raised train track converted into a park. Chelsea is home to clothing boutiques, and countless restaurants including favorites like The Chelsea Market, Cafeteria, and the John Dory Oyster Bar. For the athletically-inclined, Chelsea Piers, one of the largest athletic complexes in Manhattan (including a driving range, multiple soccer fields and other facilities), is nearby. And if you’re craving a beautiful sunset scene, Chelsea is the place to be.

Chelsea also has a large LGBT population and is known for its diversity and inclusionist attitudes. The stores themselves express the diversity and openness of the neighborhood especially along eighth avenue.

History

Chelsea takes its name from British Major Thomas Clarke who owned the property starting in 1750. Originally, his land was bound by what is now 21st Street and 24th Street, stretching from the Hudson River to 8th Avenue. His daughter extended the land south to 19th Street. It continued to be built up through the 1830s and 40s for Manhattan’s elite, and then in the 19th Century, became an industrial neighborhood after the construction of the Hudson River Railroad. These two influences, industrialism and elitism, give the neighborhood a unique atmosphere consisting of rowhouses, converted lofts, and more recently, luxury highrises.

The industrialization of the 19th Century brought the working class into Chelsea, specifically Irish immigrants who dominated the work on the Hudson River piers. With the influx of working class immigrants, the neighborhood built more tenement style buildings to house these families.

Towards the end of the 19th Century, the theater district came to exist in Chelsea and the neighborhood quickly became the center of American theater.

In most recent history, Chelsea experience a construction boom in conjunction with the development of the High Line. Notable architects such as Frank Gehry, Shigeru Ban, Neil Denari and Jean Nouvel had projects based in Chelsea and the neighborhood was quickly undergoing gentrification. Smaller business were replaced by chain retailers, fashion stores, and techonology stores and wealthier residents began moving back into the neighborhood.

Flat or tall?

Pre-war buildings dominate in Chelsea; over 50% of all housing stock was built in or before 1939. However, several new luxury high-rises have substantially increased the overall capacity in the neighborhood.

Activities

Galleries, Restaurants, Nightlife, and People Watching

Check it out

The Chelsea Market, Chelsea Piers, the High Line, and the art galleries all should not be missed.

For those interested, Chelsea currently has 350 residential listings advertised on the market for rent. From data that we've compiled, listings range from $3,850 in the lower quartile to $6,357 in the upper quartile. Generally speaking, the median rental price is $5,080 or $102 / ft². For those interested in renting a listing in this search area, there are currently 81 studio, 166 one-bedroom, 81 two-bedroom, 19 three-bedroom, and 3 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 $3,195 $105
1 BR $4,889 $102
2 BR $7,200 $87
3 BR $9,230 $88
4+ BR $7,830 N/A

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.

Chelsea 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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