When people talk about wanting to live in the “City,” often they’re referring to Lower Manhattan. The section of the island below 34th Street features many desirable locations—Chelsea, SoHo, TriBeCa, East Village—with close proximity to the city’s best attractions and hot spots. Residential options are plentiful, from renovated lofts and walk-ups to modern luxury high-rises. Regardless of neighborhood, residents are rarely farther than a few blocks from a park, eclectic or high-end shopping destination, fine dining, and public transportation. Looking for a cosmopolitan living experience? Lower Manhattan has the downtown lifestyle covered.