7.0 out of 10

Jones St, West Village

Ranked 18th best street in West Village
40.7320305028837 -74.0024810035333
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5

"Not really a street -- more of a block"

Jones Street only runs one block in the West Village. It's even smaller than Gay street. It's as pretty as Gay but it's not as quiet despite the fact that there isn't really anything on it. It runs between Bleecker and West Fourth and has a couple of record shops on it which I find sort of interesting. I guess it's because Bleecker has always been kind of the music shop street; or, at least it was before iTunes, et al. There is actually a store called Strider on Jones that still only carries vinyl. The records are mostly from the 50's to 70's. I think this is pretty cool if you actually have a record player but I don't know how it manages to stay in business.
Other than that and a couple of little residences, Jones is residential. There are some really beautiful, old buildings on Jones. One set of residences (at 30 Jones Street) are beautiful. They are Greek Revival row houses from the late 1800's and they are NY landmarks. I can't imagine what it would be like to live in an actual house in the middle of downtown New York, but they are spectacular. I've peeped in the windows walking by at night. And, no matter how updated they are on the inside, they still feel very old - money New York. I'm so jealous of the inhabitants of these houses.
  • Cute street
  • Beautiful homes
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Friendly and Fun with a lot of Thing to To"

Jones Street is a hidden treasure in the West Village area of Manhattan. Just a block away from the subway station, Jones Street has a nice complement of small apartment buildings, lofts and casual eateries. There are always people walking around and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. Living here would put you in the central part of the Village, close to some of the best shopping in the city. It is also walking distance to New York University and Washington Square Park. This is a very desirable place to live, but be prepared to shell out more than average for an apartment.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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