Few neighborhoods in Manhattan offer the range of lifestyle, housing - and price tag - that can be found on the Upper East Side. Set between the East River and Central Park, from 59th Street to 96th Street, the one-and-a-half-square-mile neighborhood appeals to both young and old, families and singles, wealthy and middle-class.
In the northwest corner of the Upper East, sits Carnegie Hill where glorious mansions and townhomes flank storybook tree-lined streets. Yorkville lies to the east of Carnegie Hill and offers a decidedly more working-class and young-professional character with rows of walk-up rental buildings, post-war high-rises, and abundant bars and restaurants. Lenox Hill rounds out the southern portion of the Upper East Side, and due to its proximity to Midtown, delivers an increasingly more commercial composition as you travel south along its avenues. The impressive co-op buildings along Fifth and Park avenues are well-known for their ritzy accommodations, famous residents and rigorous board requirements. And while the Upper East Side had remained relatively unaltered by large-scale development in recent decades, several ultra-tall towers have risen above the area's established, residential centers in the past few years.
Whether you prefer the world-famous upscale boutiques of Madison Avenue or the large retailers along the 86th Street corridor, throughout the Upper East Side, services, shops, dining and nightlife are never far away.
Fifth Avenue's renowned Museum Mile includes the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, the Guggenheim, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and more
Carl Schurz Park is a beloved respite from busy city life. Set around the mayor's residence, Gracie Mansion, this 15-acre park provides lush lawns and gardens, dog runs, a playground and a stunning East River promenade.
The Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir running track and bridle path are a favorite destination for Uptown runners and dog walkers, and the views of Midtown from the reservoir's northern edge are simply the best in the city.