Upper West Side

An Intellectual and Cultural Green Space
Upper West Side is an affluent area that is home to many museums, performing centers, and top schools such as Columbia University and Barnard College. See the Metropolitan Opera or the fantastic New York City Ballet at the Lincoln Center, or stop by the American Museum of Natural History during the weekend. This easygoing neighborhood is also known for its brunch spots, bistros, low-key bars, and famous delis like Zabar's. Residents love the quiet streets that are perfect for strolling along, along with the many parks, playgrounds, and the Hudson River promenade.

This wealthier neighborhood is home to mostly brownstones and upscale high-rises. Upper West Side is a relaxing escape from central Manhattan, but the rest of the island is still easily accessible. If you are looking for a more peaceful place to live with plenty of greenery and open public spaces, then Upper West Side is the place to be.
What Upper West Side Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
8.0
value
7.5
amenities
6.0
social
7.0
management
7.0
safety
7.8
Median rents in Upper West Side
Studio
$
3,000
1 Bedroom
$
3,900
2 Bedroom
$
6,100

Living in
Upper West Side

Less Traffic
Safe
Public and Private Schools and Universities
Speciality Markets
Subway Lines
Nice Restaurants and Bars
Central Park
Museums
Shopping
Riverside Park
Upper West Side — 7.7/10 Rating (based on 30 neighborhood reviews)
It is right on the line between the Upper West Side and Morningside Heights, so it has all the benefits of the UWS neighborhood with the prices of MoHi. Great bars and restaurants, very quiet, easily accessible by public transportation. The neighborhood has numerous parks-- Riverside Park, Morningside Park, Central Park-- and is great for pets, but the buildings are not necessarily as friendly for them.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
209 W 108
The Upper West Side has plenty of bars/restaurants. Again, I'm close to Riverside and Central Park, so I get to exercise or walk in them whenever I please. West End Avenue is almost entirely residential, so it can be a bit quieter than living on Broadway/Amsterdam/Columbus; however, it's still quite close to all the restaurants and bars on those busier streets.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
525 West End Ave
I love this neighborhood as it's so quiet but has a great range of restaurants and bars. It's also very accessible to the subways and makes for an easy commute to school. There is also decent diversity thanks to a wide range on housing options, and a lot of families live in this neighborhood. It feels pretty safe overall.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
60 W 106th St
Very good location for married couples and young families. Close the both Riverside and Central Park and lots of good schools (public and private). Neighborhood is generally quiet, although there are restaurants and bars almost Columbus and Amsterdam in the 80's. Definitely not hip but very pleasant.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Melar
There is not much to say about the Upper West Side; I enjoy all the amenities of the area that the law school does. Law school is intense, but when I can escape my work, this area is a fantastic place to get to know.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
McMahon Hall
Super close to Central Park and Riverside Park
Lots of families and couples
Not as touristy and busy
Beautiful buildings
Lots of grocery store options (Trader Joes, Fairway, etc.)
Very close to two major subway lines (1,2,3 & B,C)
Museums, restaurants, shopping is great
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
156 W. 73rd St.
Pros:
Lots of markets and gyms nearby
Close to 123, and C/B subway lines
Close to Central Park

Cons:
Little nightlife
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Park West Village
The Upper West Side is great. Safe area to walk to/from school. However, it's very expensive.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Fitzgerald
Pros: Very neighborhoody-feeling, beautiful, peaceful, rent is slightly more affordable than downtown, great subway lines, close to both Central Park and Riverside Park, plus the Hudson River.

Cons: Restaurant options aren't great, tons of kids everywhere.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Trump Place 220
Location is one block from Columbus Circle, across the street from Lincoln Center and nearby transportation makes it a breeze to get anywhere.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
McMahon Hall
The broad neighborhood is good but the space right around the complex is a little sketchy.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
235 West 63rd Street
Columbus circle- very secure and very nice restaurants. Can't beat it.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
McMahon Hall
Pros, far from campus, upper west side, close to central park, next to bars, restaurants and supermarkets.

Cons, there is no direct subway line to school
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
N/A
There aren't a lot of bars here, but that's the UWS.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
McMahon Hall
Lots of grocery stores, bars, restaurants, etc. Generally lower traffic than midtown, so easy to live here, and easy commute.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
207 West 106th Street
Super convenient to school and also has everything you could need. Multiple grocery stores (Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, smaller bodegas), retail shops, restaurants, bars, movie theater, gyms. I feel very safe here at all times. There tend to be a lot of police around Lincoln Center and it can be crowded at times but overall it is a great place to live.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Robin Court
The direct area where the building is located is a little out of the way from public transportation (5-15 minute walk to subways), there aren't as many restaurants right near there but the area is being built up and it's not far from other areas on the UWS and Hell's Kitchen/Columbus Circle. The proximity to school (less than 5 minute walk) makes it worth it.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
West End Towers
Location of the apartment is close to school, trains lines, and stores. Not great for nightlife (have to walk to where most bars are) and the neighborhood is a little older. However, this makes for a quiet, safe neighborhood.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Lincoln Spencer
Very close to school! It’s quiet enough for sleeping. But there are also plenty of nice restaurants nearby when I want to go out.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
27 West 70th st
Spacious. Extremely easy and fast commute to Fordham Law. Relatively safe, but still need to be careful. Nice place to live if its your first time living in NYC since its on the quiet side. A bit far away from the nightlife and restaurants downtown, and almost impossible to get to the northeastern section of lower Manhattan by public transportation.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
65 W. 106th Street
Movie theater right across the street, a wine bar and a great coffee shop with free wifi are just around the corner. Trader Joe's is four blocks away.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Bel Canto Condominiums
Neighborhood feels safe and is quiet. There is starting to be more development of grocery stores/ retail. Close to Central Park.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
53 W 106th St
Lots of good places to eat at various price points, plenty of bars and other things to do.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
244 West 109th St
Very safe and quiet neighborhood, but lacks night life
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Park West Village
Nice and quiet at the right times, but walking distance to several fun bars. Right next to the 1-2-3 which is great
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
323 W 96th Street
Excellent location for children. Zoned for a fantastic school, lovely and safe street right next to Central Park. Very close to our favorite grocery store and an elevator subway stop.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
30 West 70th Street
Very family oriented, less congested than Village area. A lot of restaurants and bars. Close to Central Park and Riverside Park for those who are active and exercise.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Boulevard
always feel safe yet still fully immersed in the city
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
McMahon Hall
The UWS is a great area for busy students.

The UWS is very family friendly - but not you are likely to travel to other areas of the city
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Fitzgerald
Great neighborhood
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Greystone Apartments


Getting to Know
Upper West Side

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Central Park West to Hudson River
North to South Boundaries: W 110 St to W 59 St
dining
Numero 28 West Village
Patsy’s Pizzeria
Rosa Mexicano
Thai Market
grocery
Bravo Supermarket
Gary Null’s Uptown Whole Foods
Trader Joe’s
Whole Foods Market
convenience
7-Eleven
CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
fitness
CrossFit SPOT
Fitness Fight Camp
MovingStrength
Upper West Side Yoga and Wellness
parks
105th St Dog Run
91st Street Garden
Central Park Softball/Baseball Fields
Damrosch Park
Riverside Park - Hippo Playground
coffee
Blu Cafe
Cool Fresh Juice Bar
Magnolia Bakery
Milk Bar
bus
M11/M7 (bus)
M66 (bus)
M7/M79-SBS (bus)
M86-SBS (bus)
rail
1/2/3 (metro)
B (metro)
B (metro)
parking
Icon Lincoln 63 Parking
Icon Omni Parking
Park Right Empire Parking Corp.
Select West 88th Garage LLC
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Upper West Side includes zip codes 10023, 10024, and 10025
Rent vs Own
61
%
of Upper West Side residents are renters
Driving to Work
8
%
of Upper West Side residents drive to work
New Construction
3
%
of housing units in Upper West Side have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
22
%
<20 units
20
%
20-49 units
58
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
15
%
18 - 34
27
%
35 - 54
29
%
55+
30
%
Unit Mix
13
%
Studio
39
%
1 Bed
30
%
2 Bed
18
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
62
%
Undergrad Student
5
%
Grad Student
6
%
Unemployed
4
%
Retired
21
%

Best Apartments
in Upper West Side


Studio $2,550
1 Bed $3,200
2 Beds $4,650

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Studio $3,190
1 Bed $3,826
2 Beds $4,840

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Studio $2,750
1 Bed $3,400
2 Beds $6,250

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