Upper East Side

One of the most iconic and sought-after neighborhoods in Manhattan offering a mix of classic charm, cultural attractions, and a vibrant residential community.

Welcome to Upper East Side

The Upper East Side is one of the most iconic and sought-after neighborhoods in Manhattan, offering a mix of classic charm, cultural attractions, and a vibrant residential community. If you're considering buying a home in the Upper East Side, here's a neighborhood description to help you get a better understanding:

  •  Location and Accessibility: The Upper East Side is situated in the eastern part of Manhattan, bounded by Central Park to the west and the East River to the east. It offers convenient access to public transportation, with numerous subway lines and bus routes, making it easy to get around the city.
  • Residential Atmosphere: The Upper East Side is primarily a residential neighborhood, attracting a mix of families, professionals, and retirees. The tree-lined streets and classic brownstone buildings create a charming and quiet atmosphere, despite its location in the heart of New York City.
  • Real Estate:  Options are diverse, ranging from pre-war co-ops to luxury condominiums. There are also historic townhouses, some of which have been converted into multi-unit residences. The area tends to be on the more expensive side of Manhattan due to its desirability and location.
  • Cultural Attractions: The Upper East Side is home to numerous cultural institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. It's also near Museum Mile, an area known for its concentration of museums.
  • Education: The neighborhood is known for its excellent private and public schools. Some of the prestigious private schools in the area include Dalton, Spence, and Brearley.
  • Shopping: Madison Avenue and Lexington Avenue are lined with upscale boutiques, designer stores, and high-end department stores like Bloomingdale's. There are also plenty of grocery stores, gourmet markets, and specialty shops for everyday needs.
  • Dining and Nightlife: The Upper East Side has a wide range of dining options, from upscale restaurants to cozy neighborhood bistros. It's also known for its classic New York steakhouses. While it may not be as renowned for nightlife as some other areas of the city, there are bars and lounges for those looking for a quieter, more sophisticated night out.
  • Parks and Recreation: In addition to Central Park, the neighborhood features smaller parks and green spaces. Carl Schurz Park, with its views of the East River, is a popular spot for jogging and dog walking.
  • Community Events: The neighborhood hosts various community events, including street fairs and outdoor concerts during the summer months.

Overall, the Upper East Side is known for its classic New York City feel, cultural richness, and a quieter, more residential lifestyle compared to other parts of Manhattan. If you're looking for a combination of cultural amenities, convenience, and a refined residential atmosphere, the Upper East Side might be the perfect place to buy a home.


Overview for Upper East Side, NY

210,062 people live in Upper East Side, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $133,158. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

210,062

Total Population

44 years

Median Age

High

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

$133,158

Average individual Income

Around Upper East Side, NY

There's plenty to do around Upper East Side, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
85
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Athena Gourmet Market, Miss Grimble Assocs, and NYFoodBox.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.21 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.11 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.62 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.78 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.4 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.3 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Upper East Side, NY

Upper East Side has 107,529 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Upper East Side do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 210,062 people call Upper East Side home. The population density is 143,281.476 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

210,062

Total Population

High

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

44

Median Age

44.04 / 55.96%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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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
107,529

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$133,158

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

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

Schools in Upper East Side, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Upper East 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
Brick Church School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Spence School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Ps 77 Lower Lab School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Islamic Cultural Center School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Nightingale-Bamford School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Life Sciences Secondary School
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
1/5
Ps 198 Isador E Ida Straus
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Judith S Kaye High School (The)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
La Scuola D'Italia
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Talent Unlimited High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Ella Baker School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
East Side Elementray School-Ps 267
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Yorkville East Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Ps 169 Robert F Kennedy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
The Hewitt School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Loyola High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Brearley School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
The Geneva School Of Manhattan
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ps 290 Manhattan New School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Ps 183 Robert L Stevenson
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Yorkville Community School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Lyce Franais De New York
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Manhattan High School For Girls
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Gillen Brewer School
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Dominican Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Manhattan International High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 158 Bayard Taylor
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Junior High School 167 Robert F Wagner
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
East Side Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
The Allen-Stevenson School
PRIVATE
K - 9th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Marymount School Of Ny
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
The Buckley School
PRIVATE
K - 9th
No rating available
St Stephen Of Hungary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Brearley School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
The Children's Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Birch Wathen Lenox School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 6 Lillie D Blake
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Urban Academy Laboratory High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ramaz Upper School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Ignatius Loyola School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Jean Baptiste High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Caedmon School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
St Vincent Ferrer High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Chapin School Ltd
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
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