YOUR GUIDE TO THE UPPER EAST SIDE
The Upper East Side, known for its shops, boutiques, galleries, great schools, and staggering brownstones, is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in New York City. Home to some of the city’s most fashionable, wealthy, and famous residents over the years, this historic neighborhood also offers convenience, family-friendliness, and curb appeal. The Upper East Side also contains several world-class museums, medical centers, and restaurants, as well as numerous transportation options.
REAL ESTATE OPTIONS ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE
No matter what lifestyle you have or are looking to build, there is guaranteed to be a plethora of incredible options for you on the Upper East Side. The neighborhood boasts several different architectural styles, from art deco to Georgian, Renaissance revival to Federal style, and Gothic to contemporary homes. These marvels of design can be seen all throughout the Upper East Side. You can rent a property, buy, or join a co-op, depending on your personal needs and plan for your future. Many of the homes in this neighborhood have been upgraded or fully renovated, giving you the option to have state-of-the-art appliances and amenities. All of our properties on the Upper East Side offer you both comfort and convenience.
Once lacking in a sufficient amount of transportation options through the city to and from the Upper East Side, the neighborhood has transformed itself into a veritable transit hub. The recently added Second Avenue subway, the first phase of which was unveiled in January of 2017, provides access via the Q train to stops on East 96th Street, East 86th Street, East 72nd Street, and the 63rd Street/Lexington Avenue station. This line heads downtown through major locations such as Times Square, Herald Square, Union Square, and NYU, and then on to Brooklyn. The Upper East Side also has the M86 Select Bus Service, which was added in 2015 to ease the pain of connecting to the Upper West Side, running along 86th Street through Central Park. In addition, the neighborhood is serviced mainly by the 4, 5, and 6 trains to Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and The Bronx. There are several buses running through the Upper East Side, connecting you to every area of Manhattan with ease.
SCHOOLS ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE
The Upper East Side is home to some of New York City’s finest schools, from private to public, and from pre-k through high school. P.S. 290 – The Manhattan New School and P.S. 183 – Robert L. Stevenson School are two great examples of the highly rated public schools in the neighborhood. With a plethora of A-ratings and glowing reviews from parents and students alike, there are several options for you to choose from. Some of these public schools are in-zone only, meaning only available to those who live in their designated zone, however, a number of them accept applications from students in other zones.
The neighborhood also lays claim to some of the best private schools in the city. The Dalton School was rated #4 on Niche’s 2019 Best Private Schools of NYC list, the Brearley School ranked #5, and the Chapin School came in at #7. Also included in the Top 39 list:
- The Spence School ranked at #11
- The Marymount School of New York ranked at #15
- The Nightingale-Bamford School ranked at #18
- The Lycėe Français de New York ranked at #19
- The Browning School ranked at #21
- The Trevor Day School ranked at #24
- The Hewitt School ranked at #27
- The Birch Wathen Lenox School ranked at #29
The Loyola School, Ramaz School, and Regis High School were not included in the list because they are not K-12, however, they are also rated very highly. With dual-language, arts, sciences, and music specialties, you’ll be able to find a school to match your children’s needs and interests The Upper East Side is an ideal neighborhood to raise your kids in, if just for the schools alone.
With New York City as one of the top restaurant cities in the world, it’s no surprise that its food and drink scene is a destination for thousands of people. A number of these incredible eats are on the Upper East Side, making it a great neighborhood to call home. From Michelin-starred Daniel, to the wine lover’s dream at Caravaggio, Pastrami Queen for a pastrami on rye, and the farm-to-table The East Pole. In addition to the extensive list of great restaurants, the Upper East Side has a generous amount of entertainment and nightlife options. Dimly lit cocktail bars, karaoke lounges, grimy dives, piano bars and jazz clubs, cigar bars and cabarets are scattered throughout the neighborhood, ensuring that you can always find something fun to do simply by walking out of your house.
An important factor to look at in any city you’re looking at for real estate is the prevalence of high quality healthcare. Thanks to the abundance of nearby universities and the vibrancy of the borough, the Upper East Side has a number of top-tier medical centers.
A standout in the area is New York Presbyterian, which has been ranked as the top hospital in New York for over 15 years in a row. However, there are numerous medical centers in the borough that provide both wide-ranging and specialized services, allowing residents to easily access high-quality healthcare options. When you stay in the Upper East Side, you know medical care is close at hand; there as a convenient location for regular appointments and nearby if something were to go wrong.
The Upper East Side is known for its elegance and style, and this is apparent in the many high-end boutiques that can be found in the borough. From designer vintage at the historic La Boutique Resale to high-end luxury finds at DIGS these trendy clothing shops offer a range of styles, price points, and shopping experiences.
Whether you’re searching for the perfect find or hunting down the latest trends, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at one of the top-tier boutiques found throughout the borough. In the Upper East Side, you have access to some of the best shops in New York City all within a 10-block radius.
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