In Manhattan, the term “park view” is synonymous with Central Park. Though it’s still highly coveted for its scenery and adjacent addresses, it’s not the only park in the borough that can increase real estate values.
Proximity to Riverside Park on the Upper West Side, and access to the private Gramercy Park to those who live around it are also desired by renters and buyers.
Since it opened in June 2009 — later expanding from Gansevoort Street to West 30th and around Hudson Yards — the High Line has been an attraction to both visitors and West Chelsea real estate investors. Luxury buildings have popped up along the elevated park, creating a voyeurism-like atmosphere, with big windows looking onto the typically crowded greenway.
High Line-adjacent apartments also feature unique views of a space that blends out-of-use railroad trestle with a landscape of bushes, shrubs, trees and flowers.
Here are five properties with High Line views, some close enough to wave to park-goers.
450 West 17th Street
This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath apartment features a larger outdoor space - 1,700 square feet compared to 1,637-square-foot - than the inside. According to its listing, the terrace “was transformed into a private, lush and exquisite garden that resembles the informal and natural beauty of the plantings on the nearby High Line.” It is also organized into an outdoor living room, dining room, lounge area and recreation space. For the colder months, future residents can enjoy the $6,295,000 home and its views through the 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows.