Greenwich Village is one of the most charming residential neighborhoods in New York City. The quarter's reputation for the bohemian persists, but these days only the affluent can afford to live in these sought-after leafy streets.
Set on the lower west side of Manhattan, tree-lined Greenwich Village is home to low-rise townhouses, Italian cafes, restaurants and narrow, angled streets far removed from New York City's ordered grid plan. For visitors, this is walking territory par excellence. If you're pining for more greenery, the lawns, street entertainers and dog-walking areas of Washington Square Park run off W 4th Street. Drop in for a coffee at beatnik-era Le Figaro, browse the vinyl at Bleecker Bob's Records or watch the local kids play basketball at the outdoor courts.