Directly south of Greenwich Village and west of Little Italy, SoHo is a relatively small neighborhood bounded roughly by Broadway, the Hudson River, and Houston and Canal Streets, which are major cross-town streets. The main street of SoHo is West Broadway, which to the north becomes Fifth Avenue on the other side of Washington Square Park. The primary SoHo properties are in the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District, which was created in 1973 and is bounded by West Broadway, Broadway and Crosby Street, and Houston and Canal Streets.
The area, with its fashionable boutiques, clothing stores, see and be seen restaurants, and high-end street peddlers, is bustling with people from every walk of life - and also includes 250 or so art galleries, four museums, performance centers, swanky lounges, bars, nightclubs and spas. Similar to Noho, Soho revels in its unique architecture. Many beautiful buildings abound in different styles such as Victorian Gothic, Neo-Greco, and Italianate. The residents in this neighborhood are mostly well-to-do professionals and artists; many celebrities live here as well. Several new hotels have also opened in the area making Soho a desirable place for international tourists