Upper West Side

The Upper West Side is one of the most iconic neighborhoods in New York City. Historic residential buildings and fantastic cafes and restaurants line the streets of this uptown neighborhood.

Welcome to the Upper West Side

A lively and dynamic Manhattan neighborhood with historic structure and an artsy vibe

The Upper West Side is one of the most iconic neighborhoods in New York City. Historic residential buildings and fantastic cafes and restaurants line the streets of this uptown neighborhood. Bordered by Central Park to the east and Riverside Park to the west, the Upper West Side offers residents great views of the lush green trees and the sparkling Hudson River. Multiple transit options allow Upper West Side residents to explore New York City with ease. If you’re looking for an artsy neighborhood with upscale amenities and serene enclaves, look no further than the Upper West Side.

What to Love

  • High livability scores
  • The fun local bar scene 
  • World-class dining options 
  • Lively and dynamic environment
  • Artsy vibes

Local Lifestyle

The Upper West Side is dense and urban, It hosts an intimate evening scene centered around bars, restaurants, green spaces, and cultural attractions. The southern section of the neighborhood is more commercial and bustling while heading further north tends to be a bit more tranquil and residential. Residents of this affluent neighborhood enjoy being active, mingling at coffee shops, and attending the many performing arts shows at various venues. The neighborhood is popular with families and working professionals thanks to the great schools.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Upper West Side’s dining options are unparalleled. The neighborhood is home to a wide variety of restaurants, ranging from hole-in-the-wall joints to fine dining locales. Get a taste of the French Riviera at Cafe Luxembourg, which features a rotating seasonal menu perfect for a meal with friends or an intimate dining experience. 
For something more casual, stop by Zabar’s, known for its bagels, cheeses, and fish selections. Daily Provisions is a local favorite that serves baked goods, coffee, and breakfast sandwiches. If you’re craving East Asian flavors, Banh is not to be missed. This authentic Vietnamese restaurant offers great vegan options and comfortable outdoor seating in the warmer months. 
Shopping on the Upper West Side is equally as expansive as the restaurant scene. For big brand names, The Shops at Columbus Circle can’t be beaten. This shopping center is home to Coach, Boss, and many more retail outlets. 

For more unique finds, the Grand Bazaar is the place to go. This curated market is held weekly on the Upper West Side, hosting local artisans and vendors. A portion of the proceeds at the bazaar is donated to local schools. Another equitable shopping option is Magpie, a boutique that specializes in fair trade and eco-friendly products such as quilts, candles, home decor, and other items. For high-end furniture, Roche Bobois offers a gorgeous selection. The store is worth visiting for its impeccable interior design alone.

Things to Do

Proximity to performing arts is a huge draw to the Upper West Side. The Lincoln Center hosts world-renowned performing arts groups, including the New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera

When you’re looking for something outdoors, Central Park and Riverside Park are great places to spend the day soaking up the sun or strolling among the trees. Those interested in dinosaurs and other relics of the past will love the American Museum of Natural History. The museum exhibits some of the rarest and most well-preserved fossils and specimens ever discovered. Whether you love the arts, the outdoors, history, or bars and restaurants, there is plenty to explore on the Upper West Side.


The Upper West Side is served by Unified School District
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