The High Line is sure to draw renters to West...

The High Line is sure to draw renters to West Chelsea this summer. (Spencer Platt) Credit: The High Line is sure to draw renters to West Chelsea this summer. (Spencer Platt)

Manhattan areas that are sure to be big draws as the temperatures rise:

West Chelsea
The High Line is one of the most popular outdoor areas in the city, and as the weather warms up, you can be sure that a lot of renters and buyers will be flocking to real estate in the area.

West Village
There's nothing new about the West Village being a trendy and sough-after neighborhood to live in, but the hot months always heighten its popularity. Local hotspots open up their back patios and gardens and pull out sidewalk seating. It's one of the best neighborhoods to spend a leisurely day outside.

Battery Park City
This is one of the greenest areas of Manhattan, with a lot of new development that has created green spaces, walking trails and some of the most beautiful waterfront property in the city. For an urban outdoor enthusiast, this neighborhood is perfect in the spring and summer.


Properties in high demand

A look at the types of pads getting the most buzz:
-- Properties with outdoor space, such as terraces, community gardens and rooftop decks.
-- Full-service buildings with 24-hour doormen.
-- Waterfront properties: Frances Katzen, managing director of Prudential Douglas Elliman, said that homes along the Hudson River are poised to see a spike this spring and summer.
-- New condos offering select units for rent. Katzen said that people who are considering buying a home are flocking to these properties, where they can "test" a space before committing to a purchase.
-- Studios and one-bedrooms: A recent Street Easy survey found that these types of apartments, often referred to as "starter homes," were seeing the most contracts.  

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