An eclectic mix of people make their homes in this much talked about trendy area of the city. Soho became a popular place to live during the 70’s when the artist movement flocked to the cobblestone streets, and cast iron architecture. Luckily they were able to overcome their seedier past because they used to be known as the “Red Light District.” A phrase that referred to the underground adult entertainment there.
Now just as many good natured families live there as singles. It boosts a populart of around 13,000 people who love to go out just as much as they like to stay in. The bar scene is very hip with new gastropubs coming up around every corner. If you like higher end fare try the famous Balthazar Restaurant for top french food.
SoHo’s northern streets are filled with specialty shopping, art house galleries, and restaurants that attract thousands of tourists daily. Film buffs frequent both the Angelika Film Center and Film Forum, and art lovers enjoy several prestigious galleries including the Deitch Project, the Staley-Wise gallery, and AFA. The neighborhood is also characterized by numerous cafés, bakeries, and coffee shops to get your daily caffeine fix while walking the tree lined streets.