Welcome to the Upper West Side
With waterfront views and wide-open spaces, this upscale community is a highly coveted neighborhood in Manhattan.
Tucked between Riverside and Central Park lies one of the most popular neighborhoods of Manhattan. The upscale community of the Upper West Side is home to dozens of museums and artistic attractions and is one of the greenest neighborhoods of the city. A walker’s paradise, this quiet community is bursting with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and foster your creative curiosities.
While the more popular areas of the Upper West Side are a bit busy and commercialized, the streets grow quieter and wider the further back you walk from Columbus Circle. As a centrally located neighborhood, it’s also easy to commute to the different neighborhoods of Manhattan from the Upper West Side. With great public and private schools in the area and opportunities to experience the many museums and performing art centers, the Upper West Side is a perfect place to live for those with a thirst for knowledge and culture.
What to Love
• The casual, quiet lifestyle
• The walkable neighborhoods and tree-lined streets
• Culturally aware and welcoming neighbors
Residents of the Upper West Side are known to be inclusive, welcoming, and artistic. The area has historically attracted writers, artists, professors, and filmmakers to this urban retreat and continues to draw residents with a thirst for knowledge and intellectual curiosity. Living in the Upper West Side affords easy access to green space, so many families with young children or those with dogs find this neighborhood appealing, as they can reach Central Park and Riverside Park within a few minutes. This casual, yet upscale and luxurious neighborhood is a beautiful, cozy spot of Manhattan to call home for anyone interested in a slower lifestyle and those who appreciate a casual, small-town feel.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
is an Italian Restaurant, deli, Salumeria, and meat and cheese store in one convenient location. Open for lunch, dinner, or brunch, Salumeria offers authentic Italian creations and homemade dishes from age-old recipes. Dine-in or grab a meal to-go — Salumeria will meet all of your needs and satisfy every craving!PJ Clarke's
has been serving “fresh food, frosty drinks and good, old-fashioned conversation” since 1884. A New York institution since well before the Statue of Liberty was created, PJ Clarke’s has now become a staple in dozens of neighborhoods and cities throughout the country, and for good reason: with an incredible menu and attentive staff, PJ Clarke’s is more than just a restaurant. According to Nat King Cole, they offer the “Cadillac of burgers” and it’s also a great place to propose — just ask Buddy Holly
. Enjoy classic American fare and a great atmosphere at PJ Clarke’s, the legendary New York neighborhood spot for an all-around great time.
is a neighborhood favorite cafe that welcomes Upper West Siders and tourists with warm hospitality and vibrant flavors. A Michelin-star restaurant, Café Boulud can be found within the beautiful Surrey Hotel and specializes in elevated French classics with inspiration from Japan and Senegal. Café Boulud also features an enthusiastic wine program with a broad selection of styles, regions, and price ranges.
Things to Do
As one of the world’s preeminent destinations for science, The American Museum of Natural History
has been a beloved destination since 1869. With incredible, world-changing programs, exhibits, and events, the American Museum of Natural History is an excellent destination for all ages to explore the collections and learn more about the world and our many cultures.
The Lincoln Center
welcomes over five million visitors annually. As the world’s leading presenter of exemplary programming and a national leader in arts education and community outreach, the Lincoln Center is the hub of artistic expression in New York City (and beyond). The famous performance space is home to hundreds of diverse performances and events all year long and features art educational opportunities and workshops for all ages.
The iconic Metropolitan Opera House
is a can’t-miss experience when living in or visiting the Upper West Side. Located on Broadway at Lincoln Square, and part of the Lincoln Center, this world-famous space showcases award-winning performances throughout the year and brings in top talent from around the world. Visit the opera house for jaw-dropping performances, historic tours, exhibits, and luxury dining.
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