Greenwich Village

Overview for Greenwich Village, NY

30,013 people live in Greenwich Village, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $125,180. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40 years

Median Age


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Average individual Income

Welcome to Greenwich Village

A historic, charming, and walkable neighborhood in the heart of Manhattan

One of New York City’s most iconic neighborhoods, Greenwich Village is rich in culture, architecture, and history. It was the birthplace of the Beatnik movement and home to many writers, including Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and William S. Burroughs. In the 1960s, it became a haven for folk music. Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie, and Joni Mitchell regularly performed here.
Also known for its historic architecture, Greenwich Village has well-preserved Greek Revival townhouses that were built in 1883. Located just east of Fifth Avenue, “The Row” is among the most admired group of historic houses in New York City. You’ll also find charming old-age cobblestone streets on Jane and Gansevoort, where the historical stones are protected in the Gansevoort Market Historic District. Today, you’ll find new luxury condominiums and converted penthouse lofts mixed in with historic brownstones and newer single-family homes. Famous residents include Julia Roberts, Britney Spears, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

What to Love

  • Historic and well-preserved architecture 
  • City amenities within walking distance
  • Upscale dining, shopping, and nightlife
  • A vibrant and energetic community
  • Excellent live music, arts, and culture

Local Lifestyle

Greenwich Village draws bustling professionals, old-school artists, and talented musicians alike. Because it’s the epicenter of the New York fashion industry, it has also exploded recently with the new age influencer culture. 

You’ll feel plenty of urban energy and cosmopolitan vibes. After work hours, people from all over Manhattan like to come here and get together with friends, family, and colleagues for social events and dinner. The neighborhood comes alive at night, especially on the weekends, as bars and clubs stay open late, and there is always something to do.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Chic and historic, Hotel Chelsea is known for its endless list of famous guests, including Stanley Kubrick, Mark Twain, and Dennis Hopper. Today the Lobby Bar at the Hotel Chelsea draws locals and visitors alike. You can sip on one of their handcrafted cocktails and revel in the classic European setting. Then grab some paella in one of Manhattan’s oldest Spanish restaurants, El Quijote, located on the bottom floor of the hotel.

Another culinary institution is Cafe Mogador. It opened its doors in 1983 and has been serving bright Moroccan-inspired cuisine ever since. Highlights include their lamb tagine, chicken bastilla, and pretty much anything from their award-winning brunch menu.

Only open in the summer, Grand Banks is an oyster bar set in a historic wooden fishing boat. You can cool off with some drinks and share a small plate or two while taking in the beautiful scenery around the Hudson River.

For fine vegan dining, it’s hard to top abcV by celebrated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Seasonal vegan and vegetarian small plates are served in an elegant yet minimalist setting. It’s set inside ABC Carpet & Home, which encompasses four floors of unique and fancy housewares.

Close by in the meatpacking district, RH New York's flagship store sells luxury home furnishings and fixtures. When you’re done shopping, head to the RH Rooftop Restaurant for some elevated American fare and a bottle from their curated list of artisanal wines.

Things to Do 

Serving as a gathering place for activists, locals, and tourists alike, Washington Square Park is one of the best places in Manhattan to spend some leisure time people-watching, and where you can often catch a variety of street performers and partake in a chess game or two. It’s also well-known for its historic arch and fountains.

Just up University Place, Union Square is another busy park. There’s a farmers’ market from Thursday to Sunday year-round and an additional winter market from December to January. You can also head to Tompkins Square Park for their Sunday farmers’ market. On other days, you can catch some live music here.

When it’s warm and sunny, residents love going to Pier 45 at Hudson River Park. It’s great for hiking, biking, and sunbathing. Afterward, you can head to any one of the numerous rooftop venues with amazing city views, such as Soho House New York and The Standard, High Line.


Greenwich Village is home to excellent private and public schools, including:


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