5.9 out of 10

King St, SoHo

Ranked 13th best street in SoHo
40.7279420310241 -74.0060848272176
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Small West Village street"

Tucked away just south of West Houston Street, this sleepy street is well-placed conveniently between two subway stops, Spring Street for the A,C, and E trains, and Houston Street for the 1 and 2 trains. Also located near a number of municipal buildings, among them the U.S. Small Business Small Business Administration and National Archives, this area can feel a bit soulless, especially given the look and layout: a number of unattractive, boxy administrative buildings dominate this street, rather than the charming brick townhouses for which must of the West Village is known. There isn't much to do here - the area is primarily composed of offices - although those with a sweet tooth might want to supplement their rendez-vous with the National Archives with a trip to the Jacques Torres Chocolate Haven (although there's a wealth of standard fast-food and bagel-options as well for the less choosy). King Street is, overall, a primarily functional commercial area, albeit one with fewer culinary and nightlife options than elsewhere in the city. Its location, however, makes it a convenient commuter destination.
  • Proximity to subways
  • Proximity to municipal buildings
  • Not attractive buildings
  • Fast food chains
  • No nightlife

"Commuters delight on King Street"

Consider it one of those "pass through" streets. It is simply a residential street with nice buildings and a nice general atmosphere but the foot traffic is light and the businesses even lighter in the area. It is easily accessed though making it a contender for residential life. The 1 subway stops at Houston Street only one block up and the C,E are just two short blocks south at Spring Street. Overall it's a nice enough road that makes travel and commuting simple.

"Take it or Leave it."

I happened upon King Street when I was attempting to get from 8th to Hudson Street and while it was nice enough there wasn't anything that drew me to it. Last time I happened by it there was a good deal of construction going on. The Area towards 6th Avenue is much nicer and the apartment buildings appear well maintained and rather peaceful. It is close to a lot of amenities which is important for anyone moving into the city, but not a necessity for people simply visiting. There are a few subway stations in the general area which makes it easy to get too and from.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

"On King Street"

While there are plenty of business, churches, and restarants, this street has constant traffic, there isn’t constant fun. I think that this would be a nice street to live on, though it seems that there are a lot of run down places on this block without a lot of wherewithall to fix anything up. I wasn’t impressed with the upkeep, but I was impressed by some of the delightful people I met who ran the shops and stores on Murdoch avenue
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
Uraniumfish There's no Murdoch Avenue in Manhattan.
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"Kings And Queens"

I really enjoyed the look and feel of King Street and all it had to offer in the neighborhood as a whole. Though there wasn't much happening on the street itself, there was a good vibe and some nice housing options. I think that it's a nice block in New York City, and was pretty clean.

King Street is also a wonderful place to begin your journey into the Village. It is close to the following metros: C,E at Spring Street and the 1 at Canal. It is also accessible by many buses. Foot traffic is fairly heavy and I would recommend the street to just about anyone!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
Uraniumfish I found it totally ugly after Varick, and creepy and deserted right at Greenwich.
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