Chic with a classic feel, the Upper West Side is the height of luxurious living in New York City. Sandwiched between Central Park and the Hudson River, this famous neighborhood has served as the setting for countless big picture films, all hoping to capture the area’s colorful community and gorgeous pre-War architecture.
One of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Manhattan, the Upper West Side is primarily residential, with an easy commute to Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Some of the city’s most desirable apartments run along Central Park West, with unimpaired views of the impressive parkland it borders. Most of the homes in the area are larger pre-war apartment buildings that transport visitors to another time as they walk the well-kept streets.
A family-friendly neighborhood, the area’s easy access to large parks and a variety of local shops and restaurants make it a convenient choice in the Manhattan real estate landscape. Take a stroll over to Zabar’s, the quintessential Jewish deli, for bagels and lox, or head out for a run at Riverside Park.
But don’t be misled by the relaxed vibe. Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway are home to some of Manhattan’s best bars and restaurants. Other nearby sites include the prestigious American Museum of Natural History and the renowned Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
One of the greenest areas in Manhattan, the relaxed atmosphere of the Upper West Side has effortless appeal.