Upper East Side

Fashionable, Fancy, and Family-Friendly
The Upper East Side isn't all posh real estate, designer boutiques, and prep schools anymore. A younger, more affordable lifestyle is now mixed in with its New York sophistication. Lots of families settle down here, so the area is extremely safe and secure. While there is not a whole lot of hip nightlife, Upper East Side is home to many parks for running, quiet, tree-lined streets for running, and Museum Mile along 5th Avenue for the cultural and artsy geeks.

Although Upper East Side is known for its affluence, there is a fairly diverse set of properties to choose from for varying budgets. Of course, you will have your classic brownstones and upscale high-rises, but there are some more reasonable apartments as well. Everything you need - from fitness centers to local markets and laundromats to movie theaters - are all right here in this charming and chic neighborhood.
What Upper East Side Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
7.5
amenities
6.0
social
6.0
management
7.0
safety
9.0
Median rents in Upper East Side
Studio
$
3,100
1 Bedroom
$
3,800
2 Bedroom
$
5,900

Living in
Upper East Side

Very Safe
Classic
Museums
Parks
Diverse
Families
Clean
Markets and Grocery Stores
Quick Bites
Convenience Stores
Sophisticated
Upper East Side — 7/10 Rating (based on 21 neighborhood reviews)
Very safe. Tree-lined and quiet. Surrounded by a lot of major hospitals, which give you an idea of the population around. Pretty great variety and quality of quick eats food nearby (chinese food, greek, cuban, bagel shop, 2 pizza places, mexican, etc.)
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
429 East 65th Street
I've had a great experience in this neighborhood. I enjoy that it's kind of tucked away from all the madness a little bit but still has plenty to do with bars/restaurants and being near Central Park. The only problem is the 35 minute commute but even that's not too terrible. There also are only a handful of classmates living up here which I could see some people not enjoying. But overall I love it up here and it has more than exceeded my expecations.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
344 East 85th Street
The Upper East Side is clean, safe and has more of the basics like grocery stores, drugstores, good schools, Central Park, libraries, clothing stores, restaurants, etc. that make life convenient and stress free. Plus, it's not so jam packed with people, so it's peaceful.

But, the fun parts of town (West Village, Lower East Side, Brooklyn) is easy to get to via subways.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Tri-Faith Housing
Experience varies from street to street. Can be very loud and congested. My apartment is technically just across the border to the UES, but you really need to be above 75th or between 5th and Lexington to get that calm UES feel.
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
301 e 60th
Very residential, supermarket and laundry nearby. Nice for living and more quiet than other parts of manhattan.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
312 East 91st St
nice and residential, but still very close to flatiron/union sq area with lots of great restaurants. love being so close to Madison sq park. easy transportation options with the 6 and N/R right there.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
430 East 86th St
Pros: Safe area, residential, nearby pharmacy and groceries, walk to Central Park, Museum Mile, great shopping
Cons: manageable but longer commute to campus, 4/5/6 subway is a nightmare
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
152 East 84th St.
Pros: More space, more affordable, access to lots of shopping/dining, family oriented, safe
Cons: Distance from campus, not as popular for night life
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
330 East 91st Street
pros: safe, quiet, neighborhood vibe, central park

cons: not as much going on, long walk to subway, expensive grocery stores and less selection
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
503 E 73rd St
Access to plenty of bars/restaurants, grocery stores, clothing stores! Can be a little noisy at times, but worth it :)
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
E200 72nd Street, 10021
close to transportation, close to shopping, close to park, VERY safe
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
300 East 61st Street
Yorkville on the UES is full of families and private schools, so you don’t get many tourists or shady people. I feel totally safe walking my dog at 2am. Close proximity to the Q makes it easy to get from east to west.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
515 E 82nd
The UES is a great place to live, especially for couples who want to live in a one-bedroom without paying exorbitant rent prices. My apartment is within a few blocks of central park, three major grocery stores, two movie theaters, several museums, countless clothing and specialty shops, and numerous restaurants and bars. Anything you could ever want is within a short walk and, if needed, you can quickly jump on the 4/5/6 or Q within 5 minutes to venture into another part of the city.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1252 Lexington Ave, New York NY
Pros: Access to the East River park and running paths, close enough to Central Park, many bars and restaurants that aren't crowded and rarely require a reservation, safe, no noise, SO CHEAP.

Cons: Requires one to take the crosstown bus.
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
307 East 91st Street
Amazing- wouldn't live anywhere else in NYC. Great neighborhood so many good restaurants, bars and close to the subway. Not a lot of noise and super safe-- near grocery stores, Duane Reade/CVS etc. All you could want.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
340 East 74th St
nice neighborhood, lower UES area. lots of families and people with pets. people are generally friendly.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
429 East 65th Street
Lots going on, lots of young people, close to parks, great transportation with the Q train
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
226 E 83rd St
Plenty of grocery stores, restaurants, and public transportation nearby. There are also a lot of families in the area, indicating safety and a modicum of price sanity.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Carlton Towers
Neighborhood is safe but not very interesting. With the expansion of the Q there are more bars and restaurants opening, so it is becoming more lively.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Normandie Court
The Upper East Side is the place to be! I love it there. Close proximity to the park, museums, and tons of fun places to check out.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Waterford
Very reasonable price for the area. Lots of restaurants and bars nearby. Only a ten minute walk from the train.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
78 St. Apartments


Getting to Know
Upper East Side

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: East River to 5th Ave
North to South Boundaries: E 96th Ave to E 59th Ave
dining
Boqueria
La Crosta
Naruto Ramen
The Jeffrey Craft Beer & Bites
grocery
C-Town Supermarket
Citarella Gourmet Market
Morton Williams Supermarket
convenience
7-Eleven
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
fitness
Crossfit Concrete Jungle
Park East Pilates
The Kickbox Haus NYC
Tone House UES
parks
Carl Schurz Park
Central Park Conservancy
Ruppert Park
St. Catherine’s Park
coffee
Alice’s Tea Cup Chapter II
Corrado Bread & Pastry
Oslo Coffee Roasters
Two Little Red Hens
bus
M31 (bus)
M66 (bus)
M79-SBS (bus)
M86-SBS (bus)
rail
4/5/6 (metro)
6 (metro)
N/R (metro)
Q (metro)
parking
Champion Parking 83rd St.
Ipark (Imperial) 1025 5th Ave
M P G MP 93
Quik Park 3rd Ave
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey

Zip Codes
Upper East Side includes zip codes 10021, 10028, 10065, and 10128
Rent vs Own
47
%
of Upper East Side residents are renters
Driving to Work
8
%
of Upper East Side residents drive to work
New Construction
3
%
of housing units in Upper East Side have been built in the last 15 years
Building Types
16
%
<20 units
18
%
20-49 units
51
%
50+ units
Demographics
Children (under 18)
13
%
18 - 34
26
%
35 - 54
25
%
55+
27
%
Unit Mix
12
%
Studio
37
%
1 Bed
23
%
2 Bed
13
%
3+ Bed
Occupation or Education
Working Professional
57
%
Undergrad Student
2
%
Grad Student
3
%
Unemployed
3
%
Retired
19
%

Best Apartments
in Upper East Side


1 Bed $4,250
3 Beds $13,000

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Studio $3,110
1 Bed $4,365
2 Beds $6,045

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