Upper West Side

Welcome to the Upper West Side

Intellectual nucleus encapsulating education and creativity.
Embark on an adventure into the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the counterpart to the opulent and less accessible Upper East Side. This neighborhood stretches from W 59th St to W 125th St northbound and is sandwiched between the western border of Central Park and the Hudson River. In the earliest stages, the Upper West Side was mostly farmland with little sight of innovation for the future. What is known as Broadway today began as Bloomingdale Road, which was used to clear the way for the rising tobacco industry. City industrialization began in 1904 with the completion of the subway, and the city has been on the rise ever since. 
Many have come to the famed Broadway to pursue their deepest artistic dreams, summing up the ambitious energy within these perimeters. All-time great films and shows were shot here, including Seinfeld, Ghostbusters, and You’ve Got Mail. While transportation in the Upper East Side is purposefully limited, there are six subway lines here for easier accessibility.
Students attending Columbia fill the streets with a youthful buzz, and the creatives nearby work on their respective crafts. Families fill the splendid Beaux-art style condominiums and townhouses built with brownstones and colored terracotta. After a long day of work and academia, young locals are ready to get into the nightlife mix. This neighborhood is defined by the phrase “work hard, play harder.” 

What to Love 

  • Large area with great accessibility
  • Perfect for intellectuals and art enthusiasts
  • Thriving nightlife                                                                        
  • Suitable for families and singles
  • Popping scenery and premiere architecture

Local Lifestyle 

Such a wide range of people call this neighborhood home. Families can raise a child here with the abundance of kid-friendly activities and events. Upper-classmen reside in the northern streets, near the college and Central Park. With astonishing nature, entertainment options, and education all close by, anyone would love to call Upper West Side of Manhattan home. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Restaurants in the Upper West Side are celebrated for their cuisine handcrafted by top-tier chefs and family history like Sarahbeth, who has globalized her pastry restaurants that began in the city. Her award-winning, self-named restaurant specializes in artisanal pastries and jams. She has grown her 200-year family recipes into a global business with 17 locations in six different countries. 
Expansion is a common goal among these restaurants, with spots like Friedman’s having nine local locations. Friedman’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with all gluten-free options honoring people with Celiac disease. The Smiths also serve all three mealtimes with an extensive menu crafted for each time of day. Food connoisseurs looking for a one-of-a-kind restaurant can hit Momoya’s for an extensive Japanese menu, fully equipped with sushi and traditional dishes. 
The Upper West is stocked with shops ready for big spenders. 50 retail shops are at your fingertips in Columbus Circle, along with dining options and social events. Chic boutiques offer trendy bags and outfits for women and teenagers. Century 21 is a large men's department store with high-fashion designers. Within this 50+ street neighborhood, you will find any need or want that can come to mind. 

Things to Do 

Luscious green parks are the icing on top of the cake in a busy city. The 400+ acre Riverside Park is like a dream scene with views of the Hudson River decorated by cherry blossoms. Athletes of all sports value this park as an outdoor fitness center. Fifteen playgrounds are sure to keep the kids busy and allow parents to sit and relax or get active themselves. Sledding is a favorite hobby here during the snowy winter months. 
Numerous museums, art galleries, and performance centers are here to entertain people. Intellectuals can stimulate their senses at the American Museum of Natural History with scientific and cultural exhibits. Animal skeletons and interactive displays are also excellent for the children to enjoy. More artistically driven explorers enjoy the 16.3-acre Lincoln Center presenting theater, opera, dance, and film. Plays, concerts, and countless events are held here every day. 


Children are educated by New York Geographic District No. 3
  • Locke School of Arts and Engineering 
  • Riverside School for Makers and Artists
  • PS9

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