Directly north of Greenwich Village and loosely defined as stretching from 14th Street to 30th Street, Seventh Avenue to the Hudson River, Chelsea is known as an energetic, offbeat destination for alternative lifestyles. Residential options in the area include brownstones, low-rise townhouses, pre-war apartment buildings and warehouses beautifully transformed into trendy lofts. With demand at a steady high, new luxury construction adds to scarce availability in this highly desirable area. Chelsea’s amenities include some of the finest restaurants, popular clubs, specialized convenience stores, and assorted retail options. A nexus of contemporary art, West Chelsea is home to hundreds of art galleries, featuring artwork for every taste. Ever since the 1990’s and the dramatic transformation of the once decrepit waterfront into the recreational complex Chelsea Piers, the area is in the state of continual improvement. Chelsea Piers’ ice skating rink, basketball courts, golf range and climbing walls attract families and youth alike – a fairly effortless feat given the area’s easy accessibility by public transportation.