Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village is the larger neighborhood that contains West Village.

Welcome to Greenwich Village

Known as The “Green District.” Discover Greenwich Village real estate!

Located on the west side of Manhattan, Greenwich Village is also known for fostering a rebellious spirit and leading counterculture movements.

The history of this area goes back to native peoples, who originally named the area after its tobacco fields. After Dutch settlers arrived, the land was cleared and turned into pastures. In more recent history, Greenwich Village is known for its budding counterculture and advocacy scenes. Encompassing West Village, Greenwich Village is also known for its part in the bohemian movements and LGBTQ+ activism that started at the Stonewall Inn. Today, Greenwich VIllage’s rebellious streak is still celebrated.

The Greenwich Village real estate market is also known for its highly-priced real estate. Rated as one of the top 10 highest-priced neighborhoods by Forbes, the median price per square foot here is $2,100. A quick look into apartments reveals that a one-bed, one-bath can run as high as $595,000. Despite this, people love the area for its many benefits, including being close to the bustling Lower Manhattan.

What To Love About Greenwich Village Real Estate 

  • 5th Avenue and Bleecker Street
  • The High Line Park
  • Dynamic nightlife and bustling daytime 

People & Lifestyle

Like many neighborhoods in this area, Greenwich Village has the best of both worlds, with a fast-paced New York City lifestyle and a smaller community vibe. That being said, Greenwich Village is the perfect place for people who want to experience New York’s hustle but also go home to a quiet, safe place.

With its rich history as a bohemian capital, Greenwich Village is the perfect home for creatives who want to live a countercultural lifestyle and for young professionals who want to be close to all of the opportunities that bustling New York has to offer. If you are interested in searching the Greenwich Village real estate market, contact The Novo Team today!

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

In this trendy neighborhood, it comes as no surprise that there are tons of hot spots to shop and find great food and experiences. The following are just a few of the many options.

If you want to find a great place to update your clothing or just window shop, The Shops NYC is a great mall on Broadway. Another great option for specialty shopping would be Jacques Torres Chocolate, a delectable chocolate shop in the heart of New York. There are many more shopping opportunities throughout Greenwich Village.

When you’re looking for the perfect dinner, there are many options for a variety of cuisines available throughout Greenwich Village. The restaurant, Dame is a great option for English-inspired seafood. Dame offers a Sunday special in which guest chefs come in for different menus throughout the summer. Another restaurant to check out is Wicked Jane, a great source for true American cuisine.

Things to Do in Greenwich Village

Being a neighborhood in New York, there is no shortage of things to do in Greenwich Village. These activities (and so much more) are available to do in this neighborhood.

The Strawberry Festival hosted by NYU is a great option for those who love strawberries and strawberry-inspired foods. The Taste of the Village event at Washington Square Park is a great event that lets you sample over 30 local food and drink vendors and supports the park in which it is hosted.

When you're looking for something fun to do, check out IFC Center to see a variety of independent films as well as more well-known titles. They also hold special events, such as those that focus on specific genres such as Studio Ghibli’s lineup or Australian horror.


Greenwich Village is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • P.S. 41/Greenwich Village, PK & K-5, highly rated public elementary school
  • Village Community School, K-8, well-rated private elementary school

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.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Greenwich Village, NY

Greenwich Village has 14,346 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Greenwich Village do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 30,013 people call Greenwich Village home. The population density is 106,775.35 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Greenwich Village, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Greenwich Village. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Grace Church School
PreK - 12th
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Harvest Collegiate High School
9th - 12th
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