What Nabe Is Best For You?
New Yorkers can usually be divided into two types – the die-hards who would never leave the city for all the backyard space in the world, and suburban-dreamers who long for a calmer, more serene life among the concrete.
Sure, the neighborhood is full of great shops and popular restaurants, but “when you’re on the side streets of Perry, Charles, even West 12th and Greenwich, you can’t believe you’re in the city,” said Alejandro Beitler, a broker with MNS who has lived in the neighborhood for 12 years. “It feels like you’re in a quaint town, with cobblestone streets and town houses.”
The West Village is pin-drop quiet” on Sunday mornings or any day in August, Beitler said. He often likes to grab a mellow, out-of-the-hustle and bustle breakfast at sNice on Eight Avenue.
And those willing to live in small one-bedrooms and studios can find good deals – even below $2,000, he said. “There are buildings with courtyards, terraces and roof decks. You can have tremendous views of the Hudson,” Beitler said.
But, “if you want Sex and the City, it’ll cost you $9 million to buy a town house.Magazine · Newspaper