One of the West Village’s most beautiful roadways, Charles Street is nothing less than a fabulous location to look for luxury Manhattan apartments for rent. If you’re looking for an amazing penthouse or another dream home in Little Bohemia, keep reading.

Charles Street has made headlines a couple of times over the last few years. In 2021, the New York Times reported that Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick sold their 57 Charles Street townhouse without listing it publicly, for $15 million. Not long before their sale, billionaire investor Barry S. Sternlicht sold his 150 Charles Street condo for $41 million. 

Take a closer look below for why you should keep an eye on Charles Street when searching for Manhattan apartments for rent.

A Historic, Bohemian Neighborhood

In the early 1900s, Charles Street and the West Village started attracting writers, poets, and others whose lifestyles and pursuits helped earn the neighborhood its nickname of “Little Bohemia” – a nickname that has stuck for almost 100 years. 

If you choose a Manhattan apartment for rent on the street or in the West Village, you’ll be close to the Cherry Lane Theater and Minetta Tavern, where you can enjoy their famous Black Label Burger created by renowned butcher Pat LaFrieda, after a show. Cherry Lane Theater is the oldest continually-running off-Broadway theater in New York City. Of course, there’s much more to the West Village, such as colleges, museums, and parks.

No wonder celebrities and investors flock to the West Village when hunting for apartments in Manhattan.

Why We Love Charles St. and the West Village 

Platinum Properties real estate agent, Reagan Consalo, loves living in the neighborhood, and we think you’ll love living in a West Village apartment for the same reasons. One of the main attractions for Reagan is the neighborhood’s vibe and energy, which she experiences the moment she steps out of her apartment building.

“The sidewalks are always filled with people dining or sipping drinks outside, walking their dogs, or waiting for their table to be ready. I love how there are so many little local places… Coffee shops, barbershops, bars and restaurants, boutiques, bakeries, and more,” she said. “They all look like small little places from the street, but once you walk in, they have hidden spaces that you would never know existed.”

Charles Street restaurant Casa La Femme is one of Reagan’s favorite spots. “They have a super cute outdoor area they built, and the food is really good too,” she added.

Looking at the market, we’ve found that the median price per square foot for Manhattan apartments for sale in the West Village in January was $2,105, while the median sale price was $1,526,953. The median discount for the month was 4.2%. As far as supply goes, there were 24 new listings in January and a total of 71 listings on the market before the end of February.

Gorgeous Charles St. Properties

Some of the beautiful Charles Street  buildings in which you could find West Village apartments or penthouses include:

7 Charles: Built in 1900, the 5-story walk-up is near picture-perfect on an archetypal Village block.

15 Charles: Built in 1964, the 18-story building was converted to condos in 1989. It’s one of the few high-rise buildings in the neighborhood. Many of this doorman building’s apartments have spectacular views.

72 Charles: Built in 1901, the 5-story building has spacious apartments and undeniable character. It’s located close to cafes, a major subway line, and the Hudson River.

150 Charles: Built in 2013, this Bon Jovi-owned condominium has individually designed residences and more than 33,000 sq. ft. of landscaped private green space. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer fabulous views of the Hudson River Park and the river itself. It also boasts a doorman, elevator, swimming pool, and gym.

165 Charles: Built in 2004, the 16-story building is the work of developer Izak Senbahar and Pritzker-winning architect Richard Meier. The pet-friendly building has a doorman, elevator, bike room, gym, and swimming pool.

Let Platinum Properties help you find an amazing penthouse for sale or Manhattan apartments to buy in the West Village. Contact us today.