Upper Manhattan is the area of the City north of 59th street, the southern border of Central Park. It consists of many different iconic neighborhoods, and quite a diverse crowd. The most notable landmark on the map at first glance is Central Park, 843 acres of landscaped urban oasis. The park is popular with locals and tourists alike, as it feature numerous attractions: designated bike and pedestrian paths for outdoor exercise, horse-drawn carriages for a novel experience, and even a zoo for…
Upper Manhattan is the area of the City north of 59th street, the southern border of Central Park. It consists of many different iconic neighborhoods, and quite a diverse crowd. The most notable landmark on the map at first glance is Central Park, 843 acres of landscaped urban oasis. The park is popular with locals and tourists alike, as it feature numerous attractions: designated bike and pedestrian paths for outdoor exercise, horse-drawn carriages for a novel experience, and even a zoo for little ones.
Neighborhoods located in Upper Manhattan are quite diverse and consists of the wildly affluent, Columbia students, and families who have resided in this area for several generations. Nowadays, many young professionals are also looking to rent apartments in Upper Manhattan.
The park is also host to various events throughout the year. The Upper West Side is home to Lincoln Center, and various upscale restaurants. A little further northwest of Central Park sits the prestigious Columbia University. While students often complain about the “middle of nowhere” location, the campus creates its own unique school atmosphere, and is bordered on the West by Riverside Park, also popular for outdoor activity. Around 178th street is the ramp for G.W. Bridge, and even further up northwest is the Cloisters. The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is located in Fort Tryon Park. Its medieval architecture and beautiful gardens are its main attractions, drawing history, art, and architecture enthusiasts off the beaten path. Many say it is like being transported to another time, and because of its more remote location, it is less touristy, in both crowd and atmosphere, than other famous New York museums. Upper Manhattan food culture is slowly gaining traction with mainstream consumers, with many chefs choosing to draw inspiration from local ethnic groups, and incubators, like Hot Bread Kitchen, supporting independent bakers.
Neighborhoods are quite diverse, with both the wildly affluent living with a view of Central Park or the Hudson River, Columbia students looking for cheap rent, and families who have resided for several generations. The theory is the further up north, the cheaper the rent. However, areas with direct access to Columbia University, or major attractions like The Cloisters may be a little more expensive and bustling. Gentrification is slowly creeping up north past the Upper East and West Side, and major intersections are just as busy as anywhere else. The northernmost neighborhoods of Upper Manhattan, Inwood and Washington Heights have a more Suburban feel, with wider streets and more families.
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Upper Manhattan is located within New York County, New York. This area currently has 1,634,989 residents in 753,385 households. Out of the total population, 40.12% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this county are currently unmarried and have a median age of 36.7.
When looking at residents older than 25, 12.55% have graduated from high school, 31.80% have a bachelor's degree, and 28.64% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 62.9% and the median income in this county is $75,513.
At least 76.86% of those living in this county rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 31.4 minutes.
Geographically, New York County, New York is a part of the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. This county is currently home to 18,812,161 residents, or 6,707,347 households with a median income of $68,319. the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area residents have a median age of 37.8 and 50.07% are currently renting their homes in the area.