Welcome to Upper East Side
Elegant, upscale community with luxury high-rises and brownstones.
Known for its luxury high-rises and sophisticated lifestyle, the Upper East Side is one of Manhattan’s most highly sought-after neighborhoods. The gorgeous Upper East Side enjoys a calm, luxurious environment, and you’re sure to find fellow residents with whom you can forge long-lasting community ties.
The Upper East Side is burgeoning with upscale real-estate, whether it’s gorgeous high-rises with unparalleled views of the city or marvelous townhomes where your family can grow. And with immediate access to the world-renowned Central Park, you’ll have the opportunity to be totally immersed in nature on an everyday basis — a luxury that most Manhattan residents don’t have.
What to Love
- Upscale neighborhood with designer retailers, private schools, and luxury high-rises
- Home to some of the world’s most famous families and celebrities
- Relaxed, elegant living compared to other Manhattan communities
- Immediate access to the beautiful Central Park
The Upper East Side offers residents a dense urban feel, yet remains a peaceful haven in an otherwise bustling city. Since it’s further away from some of Manhattan’s more eclectic neighborhoods, you’ll be afforded a slower pace of living in this upscale community. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t have access to New York’s best entertainment and activities — several transit options can take you anywhere you need to be in minutes. It’s the ideal spot for retirees, families, and professionals to make their homes.
Dining, Shopping and Entertainment
If you’re in the mood for extravagant dining and a gourmet meal, the Carlyle Restaurant serves French-inspired cuisine in their upscale dining room complete with gorgeous art and fixtures, a white tablecloth aesthetic, and a sophisticated ambiance. The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges is another luxury restaurant that offers a wide selection of elevated, globally-inspired culinary delights. For something a little more laid-back, Boqueria is a tapas bar that emphasizes fresh ingredients and a vibrant atmosphere. Here you’ll dig into Barcelona-style fare and specialty cocktails.
Madison Avenue is the ultimate shopping spot and every fashion enthusiast's dream. It’s got everything from high-end designers to luxury boutiques that rival household brand names, ensuring you’ll be decked out in the finest quality clothing whether you’re ready for a night out on the town or preparing for a big meeting at work. Here you’ll find well-known stores like Giorgio Armani and Chanel, as well as some lesser-known boutiques such as Zimmerman and Chopard, each selling impeccable pieces that are sure to make a statement.
Things to Do
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, more commonly referred to as The Met, is a world-renowned museum visited by people from all across the globe who want to take in one of the greatest collections of art in human history. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is another one of New York’s greatest tourist attractions thanks to its iconic architectural design and exceptional works of art. For some family fun, check out the Central Park Zoo, where you’ll observe penguins, monkeys, and other species up close.
The Upper East Side sits along the eastern side of Central Park, giving you access to several activities within walking distance. One such example is the Belvedere Castle, a Gothic and Romanesque structure that offers one of the best views of the park in the city and is visited by thousands every day. The SummerStage in Central Park is a seasonal venue where musicians put on concerts and festivals. For more summertime fun, the Delacorte Theater puts on free Shakespearan shows for everyone to enjoy.
The Upper East Side is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: