Soho

Located in Downtown Manhattan, SoHo is considered one of the main artistic centers in New York City. Named for the area “South of Houston Street”, this eclectic neighborhood was designated a historic district by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commision in 1973 and a historic landmark in 1978. SoHo has gradually developed into an area for artists to congregate, live and share their creations. The neighborhood also boasts designer shops, boutiques, and a diverse nightlife ranging from local pubs and lounges to elegant wine bars.

In terms of real estate, SoHo is famous for its many lofts with ornate cast-iron architecture, high ceilings and ample windows. These buildings date back to the 19th century, before steel became more prevalent in construction. Apartments, condos and co-ops are available as well.