Upper East Side

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About Upper East Side

Often considered one of Manhattan’s most prestigious neighborhoods, the Upper East Side lives up to its reputation of beauty and grandeur. The setting for countless films and television shows, the neighborhood’s iconic charm is dearly loved by residents and visitors alike. With access to some of the city’s best museums, amazing food, and Central Park views, who could blame them?

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $199,000 to $80,000,000

Closed Prices: $1 to $56,000,000

Median Sale Price: $1,250,000

Average $ per sq ft: $1594

Association Fee Ranges:

Getting Around Upper East Side

Around Upper East Side

The Upper East Side is home to a variety of building types, including townhouses, condos, and co-ops. The neighborhood is also home to several historic districts with architecturally significant buildings. Many of the Upper East Side’s former mansions found in these districts are now home to the area’s iconic museums and galleries.

The Upper East Side is filled with a wide variety of restaurants, ranging from upscale to casual. While there are a multitude of French, Italian, and American spots in the area, you can find virtually any cuisine of your choosing on 2nd Avenue. Wherever you go on the Upper East Side, there’s sure to be no shortage of amazing food to try out.

When exploring the iconic Upper East Side, be sure to take in the area’s elegant architecture. Stroll along “museum mile,” and admire the grandeur of the area’s mansions-turned-museums. If greenspace is more your style, Central Park has an endless amount of paths for you to walk, run, or jog on as you admire the beautiful lush scenery.

While the Upper East Side may not be known for its nightlife, there are still a multitude of fun bars and restaurants to grab a bite and some drinks with friends on a Friday night. From piano bars and cocktail lounges to Italian eateries and French bistros, you’re sure to find something lively along 2nd Avenue.

No perfect Upper East Side Sunday is complete without a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rain or shine, this museum contains paintings and sculptures from a wide array of cultures as well as costumes, weaponry, musical instruments, and more on display. When the weather is in your favor, don’t miss an opportunity to stroll through Central Park. If you’d rather bask in the sunshine than admire the art, pack a picnic basket for the park instead.

The Upper East Side has a variety of subway lines to choose from, including the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, and F trains. There are also many MTA bus routes in the area, assuring that you’re always connected to the rest of the city. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to cross Central Park and visit the city’s East Side, look for the M86+ select bus service stop near the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Locals Love

  • Plenty of public transportation options
  • Central Park
  • Access to cultural institutions

Locals Don't Love

  • Higher cost of living
  • Limited street parking
  • Noise and crowds

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