The West Village goes from Sixth Avenue west to the Hudson River and from 14th Street to Houston Street.
Known as Little Bohemia from 1916, The West Village is primarily residential. Most buildings are under 5 stories with a few exceptions such as One Jackson Square and Richard Meier's tower at 173-176 Perry Streets. The streets are laid out in an 18th century off the grid style, where streets are set at an angle to one another. This makes it confusing navigating for both tourists and residents alike.
The West Village is one of the more expensive neighborhoods. Credit this to its quaint European style cafes, intimate restaurants, small theaters, boutiques, music clubs, the Hudson River Park & great transportation. This trendy neighborhood is full of cobblestone tree lined streets & beautiful brick townhouses loaded with charm such as gardens & fireplaces.