One of the most actively growing neighborhoods for families in NYC, the Financial District has developed from one of the oldest settled parts of NYC to modern condos, new buildings, great elementary schools and more.

The Financial District took a huge loss not long ago during the attacks of September 11th, along with Wall Street banks and many other businesses relocating to Midtown. Although, financial giants relocated, other companies like Conde Nast, GSA, China Center, and KiDS have replaced them in the newly opened Freedom Tower.  

After more than a decade, downtown is looking up. FiDi has gone from a work in progress construction zone to great office spaces, newer high-rises, apartments and hotel-condo buildings.

Filled with new energy, there are great new places for people to live, visit and enjoy in FiDi.

Shopping isn’t too far behind either.

The Brookfield complex, after a great renovation, will include great shopping with Ferragamo, Michael Kors and Paul Smith, opening their doors in the spring to the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, which will be completed in 2015 bringing roughly 150 stores to its location including, Tiffany & Co., Tom Ford, Cole Haan, and even an Apple Store.

Tourist spots like the South Street Seaport are being revived, this time not for tourists but for New Yorkers and those now living in the residential neighborhood. Pier 17 will go beyond shopping, including a multiplex and large rooftop space as well as outdoor films and live music for everyone to enjoy.

From hidden museums, to Battery Park City, growing businesses catering to families, public art and more the Financial District is one of the fastest growing, super-convenient places to live or visit.

Here are 8 places to check out while in FiDi:

  • The Museum of American Finance
  • Gaze at the NYSE
  • Pose for a picture with the iconic Charging Bull sculpture
  • Opening Spring 2015 take a ride on the SeaGlass Carousel at Battery Park City
  • Pick your own organic veggies at Battery Urban Farm
  • East River Waterfront Esplanade
  • Learn about the Colonial history of FiDi at the Fraunces Tavern Museum
  • Reflect at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum