Once known as the heart of the Garment and Flower districts, Chelsea’s 1990s real estate boom transformed the once working class neighborhood into one of the city's most prestigious zip codes. Chelsea’s affordability lured many people to its renovated brownstones and loft spaces from the (more costly) Village. In the past decade, Chelsea has become a trendy hotspot for young professionals and artists. The neighborhood’s luxury mid-rise buildings, historic lofts and townhouses attract this vibrant mix of residents.
Chelsea boasts amenities for any taste, including; Chelsea Piers (a sporting complex that offers innumerable activities) the Chelsea market, the 26th Street flea market, up and coming art galleries, and unique shops and boutiques that give Chelsea a quaint feel among the restored townhouses and cast iron buildings.