While Los Angeles may be the epicenter of the entertainment industry, New York is arguably as celebrity-filled. Countless celebs choose to call the City That Never Sleeps home, living in the lap of luxury in neighborhoods around the city. So, in which enclaves do your favorite celebrities reside?
The West Village: The West Village is a veritable hotbed of celebrity homes, with everyone from Demi Moore to Ben Stiller calling this chic downtown neighborhood home. And of course, Sarah Jessica Parker both lived in the West Village in real life and on Sex & The City—while her character called the Upper East Side home, the actual house filmed on the show (including that iconic stoop) is actually located on Perry Street, and continues to be a popular tourist site today. Of course, stars from the entertainment industry aren’t the only ones who call this neighborhood home; in fact, Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon recently purchased one of the West Village condos at The Greenwich Lane for herself.
Chelsea: It’s no wonder Chelsea is so popular among celebrities: it’s convenient, full of culture, and has some of the most stunning homes you’ll find anywhere in the five boroughs. Case in point: Katie Holmes and her daughter, Suri Cruise, snapped up one of the Chelsea residences on 17th Street for themselves, and have been spotted shopping at the nearby Whole Foods so frequently there’s even a rumor they have their own entrance.
Upper West Side: Full of stunning pre-war gems, it’s no wonder so many celebrities call the Upper West Side home. In fact, stars including David Duchovny, Chris Noth, Howard Stern, and Diana Ross all own property in this charming neighborhood. And when it comes to Upper West Side Penthouses, designer Donna Karen’s can’t be beat, offering 7,000 square feet of living space and Central Park views.
Soho: With chic shopping, great galleries, and tons of exciting restaurants and nightlife venues in the neighborhood, it’s no surprise that so many celebrities call Soho home. While Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are currently in the process of selling their Soho penthouse, other celebs still happily reside in the area, including Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo. Even actress Kirsten Dunst is a proud owner of one of the most unique Soho condos out there, with exposed brick, wide-plank hardwood floors, oversized windows, and concrete ceilings, among other notable design features.
Dumbo: Dumbo is, without a doubt, one of the most sought-after neighborhoods outside of Manhattan, and with good reason. Dumbo is home to some of the city’s most stunning converted factory lofts, one of which actress Anne Hathaway calls home, in addition to boasting Manhattan views and being close to transportation hubs, like Borough Hall in Downtown Brooklyn.
Whether you’re on the Upper West Side or exploring Brooklyn’s waterfront, chances are you’re never more than a stone’s throw from a celebrity home in NYC. These celebrities and their diverse taste in locales prove that there’s something for everyone in New York.