At the southern tip of Manhattan lies the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Although it is known primarily for office buildings, its downtown location and relatively affordable prices have inspired a residential boom in the neighborhood. Today, the Financial District is a place that many call home.
The Financial District is located to the south of Vesey Street (on the west side of City Hall); south of the Brooklyn Bridge (on the east side of City Hall); to the east of West Street; and to the west of the East River. It is home to the World Trade Center and New York City Hall. Shopping can be found at Westfield World Trade Center, which is the largest shopping mall in the United States, while restaurants and nightlife are scattered throughout. Nearly every train in the city makes a stop in the Financial District, allowing residents to commute elsewhere with ease.
• Full-service refers to buildings that were built after about 1980. They have the newest and best amenities.
• These buildings are hard (if not impossible) to find in the best of the best locations. In sales, they are almost always condos.
• Full-service buildings are attractive for amenities, lifestyle, and services.
buildings with the latest amenities are commonly found in the neighborhood. On average, the Financial District is more affordable than any other neighborhood below 14th Street.
South Street Seaport
Within the Financial District, to the east of Gold Street and north of John Street, is a mini-neighborhood with a very different feel known as South Street Seaport. Its charming, low-rise buildings, cobblestoned streets, and historic architecture would fit perfectly in Soho and the Meatpacking District. Those who can’t quite find what they need in more traditional downtown neighborhoods – such as the Village, Soho, and Tribeca – are encouraged to give South Street Seaport a chance.