Upper East Side

Upper East Side is a neighborhood synonymous with classic elegance, cultural institutions, and upscale living.

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The Upper East Side: Timeless Elegance and Cultural Charms

 

Welcome to the Upper East Side

Nestled along the eastern edge of Manhattan, the Upper East Side is a neighborhood synonymous with classic elegance, cultural institutions, and upscale living. From iconic museums to tree-lined streets with luxury residences, the Upper East Side offers a sophisticated and refined experience. Join us as we explore the highlights of this illustrious Manhattan enclave.

Getting There

The Upper East Side is easily accessible by subway, with multiple lines including the 4/5/6 running along Lexington Avenue and the Q line along Second Avenue. Its central location provides convenient access to Midtown Manhattan and other parts of the city.

Museum Mile: Cultural Extravaganza

The Upper East Side is renowned for Museum Mile, a stretch of Fifth Avenue lined with world-class museums. Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, among others, for an unparalleled cultural experience.

Central Park: Urban Oasis

The Upper East Side borders Central Park, providing residents with a serene escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Enjoy leisurely strolls, picnics, and outdoor activities in this iconic urban oasis, which serves as the neighborhood's western boundary.

Madison Avenue: Luxury Shopping

Madison Avenue is synonymous with luxury shopping on the Upper East Side. Explore high-end boutiques, designer stores, and flagship locations of renowned fashion houses, offering a curated shopping experience for those seeking upscale brands.

Historic Brownstones and Pre-War Buildings

The residential streets of the Upper East Side are characterized by historic brownstones and pre-war buildings, showcasing classic New York City architecture. Wander through neighborhoods like Lenox Hill and Carnegie Hill to appreciate the timeless elegance of these residential enclaves.

Gourmet Dining on the East Side

The Upper East Side boasts a culinary scene that caters to discerning palates. From fine dining establishments like Daniel and The Modern to charming neighborhood bistros, the area offers a diverse array of gastronomic delights.

Cultural Institutions

Beyond Museum Mile, the Upper East Side is home to cultural institutions such as the Frick Collection, Neue Galerie New York, and the Asia Society. These institutions contribute to the neighborhood's reputation as a cultural and intellectual hub.

Park Avenue: Grandeur and Architecture

Park Avenue, with its grand residential buildings and iconic Park Avenue Armory, epitomizes the grandeur of the Upper East Side. The wide boulevard is lined with stately residences, luxury co-ops, and exclusive private clubs.

East River Esplanade: Waterfront Views

The East River Esplanade provides residents with scenic waterfront views, jogging paths, and recreational spaces along the East River. It offers a tranquil escape and a chance to enjoy the waterfront ambiance in the heart of Manhattan.

Community Events

The Upper East Side hosts various community events, from charity galas to cultural festivals. These events bring residents together and contribute to the neighborhood's social vibrancy.

Final Thoughts

The Upper East Side welcomes you to embrace its timeless charm, cultural sophistication, and refined living. Whether exploring museums, indulging in gourmet dining, or enjoying the tranquility of Central Park, the Upper East Side offers a quintessential Manhattan experience where classic elegance meets modern luxury.

 

Around Upper East Side, NY

There's plenty to do around Upper East Side, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
85
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Yun Hai Shop, Sunshine Cafe, and Sweet Vegan Chocolates.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.62 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.13 miles 38 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.52 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.81 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.32 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Overview for Upper East Side, NY

210,062 people live in Upper East Side, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $133,158. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

210,062

Total Population

44 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$133,158

Average individual Income

Schools in Upper East Side, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Upper East Side. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Brick Church School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Spence School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Ps 77 Lower Lab School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Islamic Cultural Center School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Nightingale-Bamford School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Life Sciences Secondary School
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
1/5
Ps 198 Isador E Ida Straus
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Judith S Kaye High School (The)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
La Scuola D'Italia
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Talent Unlimited High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Ella Baker School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
East Side Elementray School-Ps 267
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Yorkville East Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Ps 169 Robert F Kennedy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
The Hewitt School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Loyola High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Brearley School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
The Geneva School Of Manhattan
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ps 290 Manhattan New School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Ps 183 Robert L Stevenson
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Yorkville Community School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Lyce Franais De New York
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Manhattan High School For Girls
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Gillen Brewer School
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Dominican Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Manhattan International High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 158 Bayard Taylor
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Junior High School 167 Robert F Wagner
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
East Side Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
The Allen-Stevenson School
PRIVATE
K - 9th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Marymount School Of Ny
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
The Buckley School
PRIVATE
K - 9th
No rating available
St Stephen Of Hungary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Brearley School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
The Children's Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Birch Wathen Lenox School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 6 Lillie D Blake
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Urban Academy Laboratory High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ramaz Upper School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Ignatius Loyola School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Jean Baptiste High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Caedmon School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
St Vincent Ferrer High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Chapin School Ltd
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available

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