Located between 59th and 125th Streets between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side boasts beautiful row houses and some of the prettiest pre-war buildings you'll find on tree-lined and flower laden streets. Although it can be an expensive place to live, the Upper West Side has all has all your day-to-day needs within walking distance. The Upper West Side consists of multiple smaller neighbors and is full of wonderful restaurants in all price ranges, world-class museums…
Located between 59th and 125th Streets between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side boasts beautiful row houses and some of the prettiest pre-war buildings you’ll find on tree-lined and flower laden streets. Although it can be an expensive place to live, the Upper West Side has all has all your day-to-day needs within walking distance. The Upper West Side consists of multiple smaller neighbors and is full of wonderful restaurants in all price ranges, world-class museums, fantastic schools, grocery stores, gyms, churches and clubs. Bordered at both East and West ends with the city’s biggest parks, the UWS definitely has activities for every member of your family. The Upper West Side is often depicted in film and tv shows, notably Seinfeld, You’ve Got Mail, American Psycho, Ghostbusters, Hannah and her Sisters, among many others. Its vibe is one of sophisticated wealth and “old New York”.
The Upper West Side has a large number of pre-war buildings (predominantly four- and five-story brownstones), with some exceptionally large, beautiful apartment buildings thrown in for good measure. Take a moment to go see the Dakota, constructed in the early 1880s at what is now 1 West 72nd St. While you’re there, visit the Strawberry Fields John Lennon memorial across the street in Central Park. Several large apartment buildings and complexes have been built here in subsequent years, especially to the north and west.
As early as the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the Upper West Side had some of New York’s largest and most beautiful homes. The property fronting the Hudson River was a shipping and transportation corridor, and also housed the Hudson River Railway Line. The development in Central Park in the 1850s and 1860s drove some former residents of that area west, while Columbia’s relocation to Morningside Heights in the 1890s and the completion of New York’s first subway line along 7th Avenue in 1904 ushered in a period of great growth.
The Upper West Side is home to some of the city’s most-respected cultural institutions, including the Museum of Natural History, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and the Bard Graduate Center and Gallery, among others. Perhaps the most notable institution is Lincoln Center, home to many of the city’s most renowned music and theater companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and the New York City Ballet.
The Upper West Side is also a great place to eat. There are famous high-end food stores like Zabar’s and Fairway, and not-to-be-missed neighborhood spots like Alice’s Tea Cup, Isabella’s, Pasha, Shalel Lounge, Bustan, Makana, and The Cottage. In our humble opinion the very best cookies in Manhattan come from Levain’s Bakery on 74th St. (If you think you’ve got better cookies, we’d love to hear from you!) There are also countless places to grab brunch on the weekend a neighborhood tradition.
Despite its family friendly reputation, the Upper West Side has great nightlife. Some favorites include: the Irish Pub, Dead Poet, Cream, Evelyn Lounge, Sugar Bar and John Lennon’s favorite, The Parlor.
Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle, Central Park, Columbia University, Cathedral of St. John the Divine
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Upper West Side 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.