South Village Movers

South Village Movers

Fantastically located directly south of Washington Square Park, historical South Village is a mainly residential Lower Manhattan neighborhood. Considered part of Greenwich Village, the east-west South Village boundaries are LaGuardia Place and Varick Street; the north-south boundaries are Washington Square-West 4th Street and Canal Street. South Village is a hub of exciting and happening cafes, boutiques, nightlife, and beautifully restored row houses and pre-war apartments.

If you’re planning a South Village move and want the experience to go as smoothly and efficiently as possible, trust The Movers NYC to make it happen. As Manhattan’s #1 moving company, we offer premier relocation services and top-rated customer service. With decades of experience in the moving industry, we’re savvy about historic South Village streets and will carefully respect your building’s moving rules. Your belongings will receive ultimate care as we manage them through tight doorways and narrow stairways. Count on an expert moving experience from The Movers NYC.

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What to Know Before Moving to South Village

Here are a few helpful tidbits about this happening Manhattan neighborhood.


Over the years, South Village has been home to Native Americans, Dutch settlers, immigrants, bohemians, artists, radical thinkers, and capitalists. Development began in the early 1800s when a merchant class built lovely Gothic Revival and Federalist rowhouses. When those wealthy merchants began moving uptown, Irish and Italian immigrants moved into the area by the late 1800s and converted the rowhouses into multifamily housing. By the 1920s, the majority of residents were Italian, but slowly artists, writers, progressive thinkers, and bohemians populated the neighborhood. As the 1950s and 60s arrived, the district became a magnet for beatniks, hippies, artists, musicians, gays, and lesbians; South Village was a focal point for social, artistic, and cultural movements. Some of the familiar residents were Miles Davis, Jackson Pollock, Jack Kerouac, and Bob Dylan.

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Tulips bring color to the neighborhood, signaling the start of spring.


Three historic districts in South Village include the MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens Historic District, the Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District, and the Sullivan-Thompson Historic District. These districts protect and preserve the buildings that reflect the district’s vivid cultural and historical past. The immigrant influx of the mid-to-late-19th century turned the patrician rowhouses into tenement style multifamily housing. However, the architectural facades remained and include Greek Revival, Federal Style, Anglo-Italianate, Queen Anne, and Roman Revival. Manhattan’s largest concentration of Federal style and Greek Revival row houses is located in the Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District. The 22 houses in the MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens Historic District were originally built in the Greek Revival style in 1844 but refaced in the Colonial Revival style in 1921. In addition to rowhouses, you can find mid-rise pre-war apartments and condos.

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South Village sits just south of Washington Square Park.

South Village Amenities

If you’re looking for some green space, you can’t go wrong with Washington Square Park at the northern boundary of South Village. There’s always something going on, from art shows and chess games to protestors and poets, but many residents enjoy the square for its majestic trees, lawns, and fresh air. Vesuvio Playground, at Spring and Thompson Streets, features basketball courts and a wading pool. Father Fagan Park, on 6th Avenue, is designed for sitting and relaxing.

For some village vibe, check out the district’s cafes, clubs, boutiques, and trendy shops – especially along Bleecker Street. Enjoy live music at The Red Lion, Terra Blues, and The Bitter End. John’s of Bleecker Street has been throwing pizzas since 1929 and for some superior to-go food, step into Faicco’s Italian Specialties. At Comedy Cellar you may be surprised by an unannounced celebrity guest appearance. Caffe Reggio earned its spot on the South Village map for bringing the cappuccino to New York back in 1927. In addition to terrific espresso, you can enjoy a bona fide Italian dining experience from homemade pasta to ricotta cheesecake.

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Getting Around

Spring Street and Houston Street stations are within the South Village boundaries but just outside the eastern boundary, you’ll also easily find Bleecker Street, Broadway-Lafayette, and Prince Street stations. All this public transit convenience adds up to a transit score of 100. South Village scores as the 10th most walkable NYC neighborhood with a walk score of 99. With a bike score of 94, cycling is convenient too. Whether you’re heading out to run errands or commuting to work, you can do it in South Village without a car.

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South Village, as well as the larger Greenwich Village, both contain beautiful examples of historic rowhouses and brownstones.

South Village’s Trusted Moving Company

You can trust The Movers NYC for your South Village move because we put you first and care for your belongings as if they were our own. Fully bonded, licensed, and insured, we’re able to handle all the moving details that, if you tried to do on your own, would cause frustration and stress. Find the services you need for a smooth and easy South Village move:

  • Local, long-distance, and international moves
  • Specialty moves including art, antiques, pianos, white-glove services, and more
  • Residential and commercial moving services
  • Last-minute and same-day moves
  • Full-service moving and packing options available

Your South Village move can be so much easier when you hire The Movers NYC. Request a free quote now!

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