Upper West Side

Welcome to the Upper West Side

Scholarly elegance plus metropolitan vibrancy
 
 
Welcome to the Upper West Side, one of Manhattan's most iconic and desirable neighborhoods. Nestled between the picturesque Hudson River and Central Park, this neighborhood offers a lifestyle that beautifully balances the tranquility of green spaces with the energy of city living. As we embark on a journey through the real estate landscape of the Upper West Side, let's explore the features, amenities, and unique charm that make this neighborhood a coveted destination for residents of all walks of life.
 
From its tree-lined streets and historic brownstones to its cultural institutions and world-class dining, the Upper West Side embodies the classic appeal of New York City living. Its mix of pre-war elegance and modern luxury creates a timeless backdrop that has made it a favorite among both long-time residents and newcomers to the city.
 
In this guide, we will delve into the diverse real estate offerings, from classic apartment buildings to contemporary high-rises, and highlight the lifestyle that residents of the Upper West Side enjoy. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly enclave with top-rated schools or a thriving cultural scene with easy access to the arts, the Upper West Side has it all.
 

What to Love

  • Expansive living spaces offering unmatched downtown value
  • A neighborhood adorned with iconic landmarks like Central Park
  • Home to world-renowned institutions radiating cultural influence
  • An integrated nexus of convenience and extraordinary livability
  • A playground for future global leaders with prestigious schools
 

Local Lifestyle

Embrace a lifestyle where everything you desire is just a heartbeat away. Central Park, a sprawling oasis, beckons as the epicenter of leisure, fitness, and endless explorations. The neighborhood doesn’t just facilitate ease of transportation — it redefines it, ensuring the city’s magnificence is always within your grasp. Immerse yourself in a realm where each day is an extraordinary tapestry of culture, convenience, and charismatic urban living.
 
The lifestyle of the Upper West Side is characterized by a harmonious blend of urban conveniences, cultural richness, and a welcoming community spirit. It caters to a wide range of interests and ages, making it an attractive destination for long-time New Yorkers and newcomers to the city.
 

Dining and Entertainment

At Prohibition, dive into an era of clandestine elegance, where each cocktail tells a story, and the ambiance sings of the glamorous 1920s. In the warm embrace of Gennaro Restaurant, you'll traverse an authentic Italian odyssey marked by culinary craftsmanship and an atmosphere thick with familial warmth. Then there’s Barney Greengrass, an emblem of heritage, where classic Jewish delicacies are curated with an extraordinary touch of tradition and warmth.
 
Jacob’s Pickles introduces you to a symphony of flavors, where comfort food orchestrates an irresistible rhythm, and the decor plays the warm undertones of rustic charm. Experience the culinary symphony of Charles Pan-Fried Chicken, where each dish is a masterpiece of flavor and tradition. Dive into the rich Japanese tapestry at Momoya, where exquisite offerings pave the way for an unforgettable culinary journey. Lastly, Dagon enchants with its magical atmosphere, delightful fusion of flavors, and compelling live entertainment.
 

Things to Do

Witness the transformative beauty of Central Park, a sprawling canvas where the city’s vibrant hues paint stories of fitness, leisure, and enchantment. The park becomes the nucleus of unending explorations and memorable events, providing a refreshing escape from the urban tempo.
 
Celebrate the spirit of the city in the brilliant spectacle that is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Experience the thrum of energy as marathons course through the neighborhood’s veins, and embrace the enchanting allure of festivities like Halloween, embodying the neighborhood’s vibrant essence.
 

Schools

The New York City Department of Education operates dozens of public schools in the Upper West Side. Students may attend:

 

 

Overview for Upper West Side, NY

160,164 people live in Upper West Side, where the median age is 44.2 and the average individual income is $105,110.82. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

160,164

Total Population

44.2 years

Median Age

High

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

$105,110.82

Average individual Income

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 Sarah Ruth's Bakery, Red House Roasters Coffee, and Nycstreats.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.42 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 3.03 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.44 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.77 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.56 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Upper West Side, NY

Upper West Side has 75,400 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Upper West Side do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 160,164 people call Upper West Side home. The population density is 109,084.58 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

160,164

Total Population

High

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

44.2

Median Age

44.51 / 55.49%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
75,400

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$105,110.82

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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 on the right schools for your family. 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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