Traditionally popular with Chinese immigrants, Manhattan’s Chinatown is one of the oldest Chinese enclaves outside of Asia, and its Chinese roots are reflected in the high energy of the area. Crowded booths line Chinatown’s streets, selling anything from “I Love New York” souvenirs to freshly roasted duck and exotic fruits. During the day, Canal Street is packed with tourists and locals running their daily errands. However, after the sun sets, Chinatown’s streets quiet down and are populated by those leaving Chinese restaurants or hip, underground bars. Located near nine subway lines, Chinatown is favored for its convenience, low prices, nearby schools and under the radar nature compared to neighboring areas. Even though Chinatown’s perks have led to an increase in luxury real estate options in recent years, the neighborhood still maintains its identity as a bustling ethnic enclave.