A prime shopping destination, SoHo is lined with cobblestone streets and stunning post-war cast-iron facades.

Welcome to SoHo

An urban gallery of designer shopping and high-end galleries

A prime shopping destination, SoHo is lined with cobblestone streets and stunning post-war cast-iron facades. SoHo is a fashionably energetic and compact Lower Manhattan destination where larger-than-life designers and brands are delicately balanced with independent boutiques and street vendors. Popular eateries and bars keep the city thrumming around the clock, making SoHo a chic and engaging idol of high-end shopping bliss.

What to Love

  • Superb restaurants and bars that make for a consistently vibrant nightlife any time of the week
  • A veritable district of major designer shopping and one-of-a-kind independent boutiques
  • A sense of majesty, with renowned landmarks such as the SoHo Grand Hotel
  • Distinctive cast-iron architecture, unlike anything else in NYC
  • Hip and walkable art galleries on almost every corner

Local Lifestyle

The incredibly energetic SoHo vibe makes the area even more walkable and engaging than it already is, with countless designer shops, immersive galleries, and fine-dining establishments to experience. Saturated with hip, the SoHo locals are those who most intrinsically enjoy a bustling day or night out on the town — and the visitors always marvel at the impressive and stately SoHo cityscape. Equal parts chic and inviting, SoHo juxtaposes high-living culture with a respectably grounded warmth, making the area gentle enough to host family-friendly amenities fit for a family adventure out on the town.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

You can always enjoy a brief reprieve from the outwardly vibrant SoHo energy with a candlelit evening at Raoul's, a deluxe French restaurant with established roots almost half a century old. Balthazar provides an equally exclusive day-time dining experience, serving delightful brunch classics and steak frites in a classy, banquet-worthy interior. You can sate your appetite for American mainstays at Blue Ribbon Brasserie, serving casually upscale seafood platters and other delicacies you'd expect from a country club's executive chef.

Shoppers likely already know that SoHo is home to the main CHANEL storefront, selling ultra-chic, high-end fashion from a tastefully clean and modern interior space. Louis Vuitton's SoHo location provides deluxe leather goods and accessories with courteous and professional service. For that matter, Gucci's Wooster storefront is as decadent as the brand itself, and the interior design is an oddly cohesive blend of theater-stage track lighting, column-style pillars, and cheerfully vibrant decorations.

Things to Do

Not to be outdone by Tribeca, SoHo's International Film Festival takes place in the incredibly vintage Village East Cinema, where awards and prizes are doled out across a broad spectrum of categories. Leading film industry figures are there, hoping to find the next great independent filmmakers — thus further solidifying Manhattan's cultural centers as the veritable Hollywood of the East Coast.

The extravagant and lovingly preserved Mercer Hotel is one of NYC's most impressive examples of classic New York architecture. The Mercer's restaurant has an exceptionally cool and moody bar motif, with a comfortable modern dining area, all of which lends the perfect backdrop to allow the story of your own life to unfold, minute by New York minute.

The Children's Museum of the Arts provides a uniquely family-friendly destination, featuring riveting and fun performances and interesting hands-on exhibits that feel almost more like immersive art installations built for children. The MOMA Design Store is another SoHo cultural icon, featuring gifts and housewares that are sure to bring a dose of the neighborhood's flair to your very own NYC penthouse, loft, or townhouse.

While not known for its schools, SoHo is near several other Manhattan boroughs renowned for their academia. This includes Tribeca's top-ranking schools to the west, Chelsea's impressive schools to the north, and not much further north are Midtown's and the UES' heavily funded private schools and higher ed. institutions.

Overview for SoHo, NY

17,216 people live in SoHo, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $158,807.72. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for SoHo, NY

SoHo has 9,517 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in SoHo do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 17,216 people call SoHo home. The population density is 39,546.78 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.08 / 52.92%

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Schools in SoHo, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby SoHo. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
Broome Street Academy Charter High School
9th - 12th
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Chelsea Career And Technical Education High School
9th - 12th
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