Population density 64,719 people per square mile

Number of schools 29 (with Lower Manhattan)

Cost of living index 203

Life expectancy 84 years

Livability score 85 extremely livable

Median Age: 35

Overall Safety Rank 36

General Information

Moving to Battery Park City
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Planning to move to Battery Park City? Well, there’s no surprise here. It’s a perfect oasis in the heart of the big city, known for its spectacular views and calming atmosphere. Bordered by Tribeca and Financial District, the quiet and clean neighborhood has great parks (Nelson A. Rockefeller Park & Playground, West Thames Park, Teardrop Park) and numerous playgrounds. It will offer you gorgeous views of the Statue of Liberty. Moving to Battery Park City with your family, you will have a great choice of schools and kid-friendly dining options. Safe streets, gorgeous parks, and kid-friendly atmosphere make the nabe a perfect place to raise children.

Going Out

When you move to Battery Park City, shopping options won’t be as wide as in, say, Downtown Manhattan. But the homey neighborhood has lots of reasons to make you want move there. You will hardly regret going to Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place, North End Grill, Blue Smoke Battery Park City, Le District, Harry’s Italian, Mighty Quinn, El Vez, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar, Shake Shack, Amada, Black Hound, Honorable William Wall, and many others.

Moving to BPC, you’ll want to be among those people who stay active on the weekend. Just think about it, 36 acres of park space at your total disposal for any activity you prefer. What other neighborhood will let you go fishing on a Sunday morning? The priceless access to waterfront is one of the reasons people keep moving to Battery Park City every day. No matter what’s the weather like, you’ll have what to do outside.  Nelson A. Rockefeller Park and Playground is one of the best outdoor areas for your kids.

Rental Market

Moving to Battery Park City
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It’s hard to believe that this great neighborhood did not exist 50 years ago. Since the housing stock includes new developments, you will have what to choose from numerous condos available for rent in Battery Park City. Apartments do not come cheap here. The median rent in BPC is $3,600 per month. However, you can find some affordable rentals within the neighborhood. There are some one-bedroom and Studio apartments for $3,200 per month. In case you have chosen to live in a two-bedroom place, be ready to spend around $5,000 on rent.


The neighborhood is not perfect in terms of commute. Train No. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 go to some parts of the neighborhood. Need to get to the Wall Street? You can either walk there or catch a cab and be there within 4 minutes.  You will most definitely find a taxi at the end of South End Avenue. However, some people say that the most convenient choice of public transport is to catch a bus, as several bus lines serve the area.

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