Located between Broadway and West Street, from East to West and Canal Street and Vesey, from North to South, Tribeca is an extremely family oriented neighborhood with tons of schools, super markets, and green space. It is also known to house artists as it has a creative nature.
Accessibility: The area is served by the A/C/E, 1/2/3, and N/Q subway lines making the neighborhood highly accessible. The M20 bus is also available running south down Varick Street and North on Hudson Street.
Lifestyle: The lack and crowds and calm nature of residents make the lifestyle here slow and steady. You’re more likely to see a double stroller than you are to drink a double shot. There isn’t a lot of vehicular traffic on the streets which makes it safe for families to stroll. The neighborhood has little active nightlife, so expect more cocktail lounges than clubs in this exclusive enclave.
Stores and Restaurants: One of the best things about living in Tribeca is… Whole Foods! One of the city’s largest and most expansive super markets is located at the corner of Greenwich and Warren streets and just a two block walk from the Chambers Street stop on the 1/2/3 trains making it accessible to pretty much everyone in the neighborhood. But if it’s a night that you don’t feel like cooking, try some of Tribeca’s famous restaurants instead. Locanda Verde is an upscale, Italian restaurant co-owned by Robert DeNiro that is absolutely fantastic. Be prepared to pay about $100 per person here. For more casual dining check out Bubby’s. Their home-style food is a delicious piece of Americana.
Cost of living: Tribeca is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Manhattan. A one bedroom apartment can run you north of $5,000/month. Families living in the area that need multiple bedrooms can expect to pay upwards of $8,000/month. The one upside is that typical apartments here are large lofts with plenty of space, so expect bright and expansive floorplans that showcase some of the most luxurious apartments in the city.