Commonly defined as the portion of Manhattan that stretches from 14th to Houston Streets, between the Hudson River and 6th Avenue, West Village is known for its free-spirited lifestyle, countless sidewalk cafes and charming tree-lined streets. West Village personifies Downtown. Architecturally diverse, its stately townhouses attract residents equally strongly as its expansive lofts. Throughout, the Village retains its small-town sensibility and charm. Tree-lined streets, elegant brownstones, courtyards tucked way from public view, will make a visitor spellbound. With its streets set at an angle to those of its imme- diate neighbors, West Village is alive with classic artist lofts, brownstones, and pre-war apartments – offering its residents a more bohemian approach to city living.