Upper West Side


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"Culture vultures, runners, therapists and foodies have long been drawn to the family-friendly, tree-lined streets of the Upper West Side (UWS). The neighborhood that stretches from 59th to 110th Street and from Central Park West to the Hudson River offers people with a penchant for pre-war buildings and charming brownstones treasures as varied as the Museum of Natural History, Gray’s Papaya, Lincoln Center, Zabar’s, and the flagship Fairway Market There are multiple dog runs and bike paths in the neighborhood’s parks as well as an array of first-rate restaurants, boutiques, supermarkets, and bookstores along Broadway, Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. Residents are well read, with many artists, musicians, writers and academics living in the neighborhood. The Upper West Side has been featured in countless episodes of Seinfeld and Law and Order. It’s also played a supporting role in many Woody Allen and Nora Ephron movies. Architectural icons like the Ansonia, the Beresford and the El Dorado have figured in history and in fiction, and the storied Dakota Apartments will always be remembered as the site where John Lennon was murdered. Service by the 1,2,3,A,B,C, and D subway lines assures an easy commute to almost any part of Manhattan and several entry points to the West Side Highway provides access to New Jersey, the Bronx and Upstate New York." By: Fern Flamberg

Neighborhood Highlights





Rental Prices:

$2,400 ― $7,500

Sales Prices:

$585,000 ― $1,800,000


Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, The Beacon Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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  • akohn2
    January 16th 2015
    Living in the UWS is like living in a small town - walking up and down Broadway you invariably run into someone you know! I love having all the shops and restaurants so close by while at the same time being so close to two beautiful parks to roam and play in. My new favorite eating place is Communal. Food is wholesome, healthy and delicious!!
  • crudbay
    January 14th 2015
    A walk to Zabar's for some smoked fish and baguettes and then a short walk to Central Park to eat - no better lunch hour in NYC.
  • dikar
    January 14th 2015
    The Upper West Side is a foodie's and parents' paradise . As the other reviewer indicated, there's Zabar's, Fairway, Trader Joe and Whole Foods... and many more gourmet food markets. There area also many green markets. There are excellent private schools and some very good, competitive public schools; playgrounds and walking paths galore in Central Park and Riverside Park. Real Estate is on the high side and there is low inventory.
  • sophie
    June 4th 2014
    The Upper West has some of the best restaurants of any uptown neighborhood (any price range). Good private schools, with some top-ranked magnet schools as well.
  • erlebaysallday
    May 3rd 2014
    The Upper West Side is a great area for dining! High quality food options in all different cuisines. A bit faster paced and more hectic than the Upper East, but still very livable.
  • Zach
    May 2nd 2014
    Great neighborhood. Charming, lots to do, quaint cafes, restaurants and shops. Plus very livable, with all groceries, supplies, etc nearby
  • Evelyne
    January 18th 2014
    This Manhattan neighborhood has so much to offer singles and families! There are great restaurants and food shopping outlets(Zabar's,Fairway,Trader Joe's,Whole Foods);many sources of entertainment(The Natural History Museum,The Children's Museum of Manhattan; Lincoln Plaza Cinema and other mainstream movie theatres;Standup NY);plenty of options to be healthy(Central Park;parks along the Riverside Drive;many of the best gyms in the city) and a wide variety of fine school options. I would recommend this area of the city to anyone. I love living here!
  • Anonymous
    November 8th 2013
    The Upper West side is a pretty great place to live. It has a young professional vibe and easy access to good eats, shopping and activities. There’s Trader Joe's, Century 21 and the park, all within walking distance. Would highly recommend it to anyone who likes to feel like they're close to the action.

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