Neighborhood Guide: Flatiron/NoMad

flatiron building

Named after the one the oldest of the original skyscrapers, the Flatiron District is an area bustling with everything from residential buildings to technology startups. Anchored by Madison Square Park, residents of the Flatiron/NoMad (short for North of Madison Square Park) area get the perfect mix of the busy city and an urban park--perfect to bring your dog or just sit and watch people walk by.



From west to east, the Flatiron District/NoMad is bordered by 6th and Lexington avenue, and from south to north is bordered by 20th and 30th streets. Flatiron/NoMad serves as a barrier between Midtown and Downtown.


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Approximate commute times from Hell’s Kitchen to other popular neighborhoods:

  • Chelsea: 5 minutes walking
  • Gramercy: 5 minutes walking
  • Midtown: 22 minutes walking // 15 minute subway
  • East Village: 30 minutes walking // 20 minute subway
  • SoHo: 30 minutes walking // 15 minute subway
  • Financial District: 1 hour walking // 20 minute subway


At a glance

The Flatiron District/NoMad has the fast-paced attitude of New York workplaces during the day, but settles into a relatively relaxed yet lively area in the evenings. With so much to do in the neighborhood, people are usually out and about during the day.


Because of the daily foot traffic and proximity to workplaces, many professionals live in the Flatiron/NoMad area. Chelsea Clinton and her family moved to the Flatiron/NoMad area in 2016.


PC: Aribnb

PC: Aribnb

Flatiron/NoMad has a variety of food spots, from upscale to cheap eats. The area includes the first ever Shake Shack, located in Madison Square Park as well as the popular Italian market Eataly. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you can find it in the Flatiron/NoMad area.


PC: Fodor’s Travel Guide

PC: Fodor’s Travel Guide

The Flatiron Building, built in 1902, was considered a groundbreaking skyscraper at its completion and continues to be a historic landmark for the city. 

Madison Square Park sits in the middle of Flatiron/NoMad, which is a perfect place to admire the Flatiron Building, take a stroll, or just relax for a while. The area also boasts an abundance of dog parks and variety of museums including the Museum of Math and Museum of Sex.

Flatiron/NoMad has a variety of places to spend your night out--from fancy lounges to more low-key bars. Upscale nightlife in Flatiron/NoMad includes 230 Fifth, the largest outdoor rooftop bar in the city, as well at the 40/40 Club.

The Market

Cost of Living

Below is a breakdown of median sales and rental prices for Flatiron/NoMad as of June 2017.

Source:  StreetEasy

Source: StreetEasy

Mirador's Exclusive Pick

Instrata NoMad // 10 E 29th St

Soaring above historic Madison Square Park, Instrata Nomad is a 50-story residential rental high-rise exuding sophistication and luxury from the inside out. The building is designed to accentuate the thrills of New York City living. Studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments all feature a number of gorgeous finishes and convenient amenities. Each home is equipped with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, Kohler fixtures, hardwood floors, marble bathrooms, and sizeable closet space. Balconies are found off many of the 392 apartments, providing room to soak up the scenic city landscape, enjoy a breath of fresh air, and take a break once in a while.

Search availabilities in Instrata NoMad or other Flatiron/NoMad listings here.