Upper West Side

Synonymous with history, art, and nature.

Welcome to Upper West Side

An artistic and historic neighborhood bordering Central Park


The Upper West Side is synonymous with history, art, and nature. There is plenty of green space, thanks to the neighborhood being bordered by Central Park on one side and the Hudson Waterfront Greenway on the other. Simultaneously quieter and grander here than lower Manhattan, the Upper West Side is nonetheless loaded with dining and entertainment.


Though Upper West Side is home to some of the greenest parts of New York City, that does not mean its architectural surroundings suffer. Options abound, from luxurious high-rises and townhouses to historic brownstones, condos, and co-ops. The cozy, charming brick buildings give the entire neighborhood a warm, friendly atmosphere, just one of the reasons this is one of the most sought-after locales in all of New York City.


What to Love

  • Just a stone’s throw away from New York City’s best green spaces
  • Fun bar scene full of vibrancy
  • World-class cuisine
  • Top-notch museums and entertainment
  • One of Manhattan’s top cultural and intellectual hubs

Local Lifestyle

Blanketed by an ambiance of creativity and charm helped along by ample green space, the Upper West Side has long attracted creatives and intellectuals. Through most of its streets, the Upper West Side is quiet and peaceful, though at the same time bursting with fun and opportunity. 


Residents can stroll down tree-lined streets of brick buildings complete with a welcoming atmosphere and lush green lawns as easily as they can dine at some of the finest eateries in the city, all before capping off their night with swanky cocktails or a refreshing drink. Thanks to its reputation and eye for leisure, the Upper West Side appeals to all sorts of people, from young professionals wishing to spruce up their homes to families seeking access to some of the most livable areas in New York City—complete with some of the best schools.


Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

No matter how nature-forward and pleasant the Upper West Side is, that doesn’t mean it’s lacking eateries and boutiques. On the contrary, the area is home to some of New York’s finest locations.


Upper West Side residents luxuriate with top fine dining destinations from every corner of the world. Locals love numerous places, such as Awadh, Oxbow Tavern, RedFarm, as well as Maison Pickle


Of course, the live music and great drinks at Prohibition are well-liked throughout the neighborhood, and other favorites include Jacobs Pickles, Floating Mountain Tea House, and Thyme and Tonic.


Things to Do

While the Upper West Side might be home to a dignified, peaceful atmosphere, it also thrives with a bright excitement, thanks in no small part to the wealth of world-famous museums and other activities tucked within its borders.


Residents can explore science and nature in some of the most fascinating exhibits housed at the American Museum of Natural History. Glimpse the city’s past in the exhibits of the New York Historical Society, or take your young ones to the hands-on learning at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan


To explore what the area has to offer outside museums, one has to look no further than its numerous verdant green spaces such as Riverside Park South, Theodore Roosevelt Park, home to the American Museum of Natural History, and, of course, Central Park itself.


Getting Around NYC

Not that you’d ever necessarily want to leave the Upper West Side, but if you did, you are in luck because of its excellent location. Thirty minutes or fewer by train places you at Columbus Circle, Grand Central, Union Square, and Wall Street, or nearly half that if you are traveling by car. Its nearest subways are the 1/2/3 train.



Several elementary and middle schools on the Upper West Side have been ranked among the best in all of New York by a ranking released in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report. Some top educational opportunities include:


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