Upper West Side

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The Upper West Side: A Riverside Symphony of Culture and Charm

 

Welcome to the Upper West Side

Nestled along the western edge of Manhattan, the Upper West Side (UWS) is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood renowned for its cultural richness, historic architecture, and proximity to Central Park. With tree-lined streets, iconic landmarks, and a mix of cultural institutions, the UWS invites residents and visitors to experience the quintessential charm of New York City. Join us as we explore the highlights of this illustrious Manhattan enclave.

Getting There

The Upper West Side is well-connected by subway, with the 1/2/3, B/C, and A/D lines serving the area. Its central location provides convenient access to Midtown Manhattan and other parts of the city, making it an ideal hub for both commuting and exploration.

Riverside Park: A Riverside Haven

Riverside Park, along the Hudson River, is a picturesque green oasis offering scenic views, recreational spaces, and a tranquil escape from city life. The park's paths, playgrounds, and waterfront promenades make it a beloved retreat for residents and a scenic backdrop for outdoor activities.

Iconic Cultural Institutions

The Upper West Side is home to some of the city's most iconic cultural institutions. Lincoln Center, a world-renowned performing arts complex, hosts opera, ballet, and symphony performances. The American Museum of Natural History, with its towering dinosaur exhibits, is a cultural gem that captivates visitors of all ages.

Classic Brownstones and Historic Architecture

The residential streets of the Upper West Side are characterized by classic brownstones, historic apartment buildings, and elegant pre-war architecture. Neighborhoods like the West End Historic District and the Upper West Side Historic District showcase the timeless beauty of the area.

Central Park: A Verdant Playground

The UWS seamlessly connects to Central Park, providing residents with easy access to the park's iconic landscapes, meadows, and recreational facilities. Whether strolling along the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir or enjoying a picnic on the Great Lawn, Central Park is an integral part of UWS living.

Broadway and Cultural Hotspots

Broadway runs through the heart of the Upper West Side, bringing the excitement of theater and the arts to the neighborhood. Landmarks like the Beacon Theatre host live performances, while the Symphony Space offers a diverse array of cultural events and programming.

Columbus Avenue: Dining and Shopping

Columbus Avenue is a bustling corridor lined with restaurants, cafes, and boutique shops. From upscale dining experiences to casual eateries, the avenue caters to a variety of culinary tastes. Explore the local markets, such as Zabar's, for gourmet delights and specialty foods.

Educational Institutions

The UWS is home to esteemed educational institutions, including Columbia University and Barnard College. The academic presence contributes to the intellectual and cultural vibrancy of the neighborhood, attracting students, scholars, and a diverse community.

Community Engagement

Community engagement is integral to the UWS, with local organizations and events fostering a sense of unity. Neighborhood associations, street fairs, and cultural festivals bring residents together to celebrate the rich diversity of the community.

Riverside Drive: Architectural Elegance

Riverside Drive, with its scenic views of the Hudson River and distinctive architectural landmarks, showcases the UWS's architectural elegance. The drive is lined with historic apartment buildings and grand residences, offering a sense of the neighborhood's storied past.

Final Thoughts

The Upper West Side welcomes you to savor its cultural treasures, embrace its natural beauty, and become part of a community that values history, diversity, and artistic expression. Whether attending a performance at Lincoln Center, exploring the cultural richness of Broadway, or enjoying a leisurely day in Riverside Park, the UWS encapsulates the essence of Manhattan living at its finest.

Around Upper West Side, NY

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

100
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
84
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Cuffie Ridge Vegan Café, Café Joyeux, and CharcuterieNYC.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.13 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.3 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.79 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.28 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.11 miles 53 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.79 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Overview for Upper West Side, NY

164,388 people live in Upper West Side, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $114,443. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

164,388

Total Population

44 years

Median Age

High

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

$114,443

Average individual Income

Schools in Upper West Side, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Upper West 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
Anderson School (The)
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Middle School 245 Computer School (The)
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Middle School 247 Dual Language Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Collegiate School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Metropolitan Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
The Parkside School
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Ps 87 William Sherman
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Ps 811 Mickey Mantle School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Robert Louis Stevenson School
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
The Ideal School Of Manhattan
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Edward A Reynolds West Side High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 9 Sarah Anderson
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Ps 75 Emily Dickinson
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Ps 84 Lillian Weber
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Middle School 243 Center School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
5/5
Middle School 250 West Side Collaborative Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Lafayette Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Ps 333 Manhattan School For Children
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Innovation Diploma Plus
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Frank McCourt High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Aichhorn School (The)
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Junior High School 54 Booker T Washington
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Ps 166 Richard Rogers School Of The Arts & Science (The)
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Global Learning Collaborative (The)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Urban Assembly School For Green Careers (The)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Success Academy Charter School-Upper West
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Beit Rabban Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Alexander Robertson School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Solomon Schechter School Of Manhattan
PRIVATE
K - 7th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Ps 165 Robert E Simon
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Community Action School-Middle School 258
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
The Studio School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Geneva School Of Manhattan West Campus
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Stephen Gaynor School
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Twin Parks Montessori School - Central Park
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Ps 145 Bloomingdale School (The)
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Ps 163 Alfred E Smith
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
West Side Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Manhattan Children's Center (The)
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Basis Independent Manhattan
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Rodeph Sholom School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The School At Columbia University
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available

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