Energetic, artistic, and eclectic Manhattan neighborhood that has it all
Ever wonder why an incalculable number of creative works are set somewhere between 59th and 110th streets, within Central Park West and the Hudson River? All New York City neighborhoods are created equal, but there’s just something about the Upper West Side. Honestly, it’s all in the details: Iconic architecture, city-defining structures like the Dakota, the San Remo, and the El Dorado. Cultural institutions and historical sites of immense international renown line the streets and avenues. Having two beloved greenspaces—Central Park and Riverside Park—at its horizontal edges certainly doesn’t hurt the reputation either. All of it, and more, is why so many New Yorkers choose to call the UWS home. It’s also why, at times, this neighborhood can feel as much an attitude or mindset as it does a physical place.
Full of life and vibrance, Manhattan’s Upper West Side is a thriving part of town. Lined with museums, attractions, restaurants, and more, there’s ample to do and see. Whether you’re a longtime local or a visitor, it is impossible to experience boredom in the midst of this neighborhood’s culture and exuberance. The area conveniently sits between the Hudson River and Central Park.
When you are ready to explore the area’s residential real estate, tour traditional brownstone townhouses on the tree lined side streets, some of the most iconic prewar cooperatives of famed Central Park West, West End Avenue and Riverside Drive, and the rich variety of condominiums — from new developments to established resale residences. You’ll find many choices in one of New York’s most desirable neighborhoods.
What to Love
Close to world-class performing arts venues
- A rich variety of housing choices from brownstones and prewars to high rises
Museums and cultural institutions
- Flanked by Central Park and the Hudson River
Living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan puts you a stone’s throw from cultural institutions such as The American Museum of Natural History and Planetarium and Lincoln Center’s Metropolitan Opera, Geffen Concert Hall and the New York City Ballet. Easy access to Riverside Park, The Hudson River Esplanade and Central Park makes for an active and unique environment.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Foodies and shopping enthusiasts find the Upper West Side to be especially suited to their interests and preferences.
Enjoying a leisurely day at Central Park? Nearby, there are outstanding restaurants that are sure to please your palate. Sample the dishes found at Momofuku Noodle Bar, Jean-Georges, The Ribbon, La Boite en Bois, Atlantic Grill, and Tavern On the Green. Elsewhere in the community, be sure to try other popular eateries such as RedFarm, Nice Matin, Flor de Mayo, Luke's Lobster Upper West Side, and Jacob's Pickles.
The Upper West Side is home to a number of long-standing Manhattan institutions. Those who find themselves in the area always make it a point to swing by favorites such as Zabar’s, Barney Greengrass, and Murray’s Sturgeon Shop. From delectable deli sandwiches to gourmet groceries, these popular spots have served the neighborhood for years.
Things to Do
As you’ll rapidly discover, the Upper West Side is brimming with an abundance of experiences and activities. Upon arriving in the area, don’t wait to get out and explore the neighborhood to the fullest.
Within Central Park, count how many attractions you can conquer in one day. Experience Shakespeare in the Park, the Central Park Carousel, Sheep Meadow, The Great Lawn, The Central Park Boat Pond, and Central Park Zoo.