Neighborhood Guide: SoHo

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A fashionable shopping district with cobblestone side streets and cast-iron architecture, SoHo offers no shortage of attractions and historic charm to its residents.

 

Location

From east to west, SoHo is bordered by West Broadway and 6th Avenue, and from north to south, it is bordered by Houston and Canal Streets.

ACCESSIBILITY

SoHo is conveniently accessible through several major subway lines:

CONVENIENCE

Approximate commute times from SoHo to other popular neighborhoods:

  • Chinatown: 15 mins walking // 5 mins subway

  • West Village: 20 mins walking // 10 mins subway

  • Financial District: 25 mins walking // 12 mins subway

  • East Village: 25 mins walking // 12 mins subway

  • Chelsea: 35 mins walking // 15 mins subway

  • Midtown West: 1 hour walking // 23 mins subway

 

Lifestyle

AT A GLANCE

The heart of SoHo is paved by the shopping strip of trendy boutiques and international retail chains down Broadway. The cobblestoned and Belgian-block side streets support a mix of pre-war walk-ups, luxury condominiums, and are a quieter residential haven from the main street bustle.

 

PEOPLE

PC: New York Times

PC: New York Times

SoHo has long attracted artists and creatives to the area because of its spacious lofts with large windows that let in plenty of natural light making them ideal for art-studios and galleries. Alongside shoppers and tourists, it is common to pass by many local artists selling their original work on the streets.

The neighborhood’s low-key bars and close proximity to downtown nightclubs and the Financial District draw in many young professionals as well.

 

EATS

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Upscale eateries and quaint cafes dominate SoHo’s culinary landscape. With the exception of a few casual deli’s and fast-food chains, SoHo is home to many signature candlelit restaurants serving exquisite dishes of seafood, fine meats, pasta, and more.  

 

ATTRACTIONS

PC: Martin Lawerence Galleries

PC: Martin Lawerence Galleries

PC: Tenement Museum

PC: Tenement Museum

SoHo’s strip of shops on Broadway is already an attraction in itself, but the neighborhood’s rich history and creative culture offers much more. The wave of artists that moved into the area in the 1970s brought along many art galleries and museums that still remain today.

Crown Art Gallery and Martin Lawrence Galleries are just a few of SoHo’s many art galleries where you can admire masterpieces from renowned artists like Warhol, Dali, Picasso, and more.

The neighborhood is also home to a variable collection of museums including, the Tenement Museum, Children’s Museum of the Arts,  and New Museum.
 

The Market

COST OF LIVING

True North Soho

True North Soho

The neighborhood consists mostly of cast-iron walkups of spacious lofts under a market known for having low vacancy and turnover rates.

Below is a breakdown of average sales and rental prices for SoHo as of July 2017

    (sales prices are for condos)

Source:  StreetEasy

 

MIRADOR’S EXCLUSIVE PICK

TRUE NORTH SOHO // 116 Thompson Street

True North Soho

True North Soho

A cozy 5-story walkup, True North SoHo boasts of state-of-the-art amenities and a convenience location from the main streets of SoHo. The building is pet-friendly with a private gym, laundry, bike storage, and virtual doorman services.

 

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