With a rich mix of arts, culture and nightlife, Chelsea is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in New York City, offering residents a wide array of housing and lifestyle choices. Chelsea is known as a thriving visual arts center, teeming with galleries that began moving to the area from nearby SoHo in the 1990s. In the area around 10th and 11th avenues, there are more than 350 art galleries featuring both modern masters and emerging artists.
Chelsea offers much in the way of recreation, from the newly built High Line Park — situated on elevated railroad tracks along the west side of Chelsea — to the mammoth Chelsea Piers recreational complex. The area is also known for its restaurants, high-end designer boutiques and gourmet food markets, including Chelsea Market, a large shopping-and-dining destination housed in a historic factory.
Chelsea is served by the A, C, and E subway lines running along Eighth Avenue, the 1 train running along Seventh Avenue, and the F and M trains at Sixth Avenue. The area is also in close proximity to Penn Station and the N, Q, R, W, B and D trains.