Parallel to the UES, sits the Upper West Side, enamored with spacious tree-lined streets, sweeping views of Central Park and access to the west-side bike path running from the seaport district through Upper Manhattan. The UWS starts on W 59th St and ends as north as 110th St, sitting in between the park and the Hudson River. The area is scattered with a range of pre-war buildings, brownstones and modern high-rise luxury buildings.
Sprinkled among the variety of residential buildings, are numerous restaurants, attractions and everyday services for residents to enjoy. If you’re looking to play dress-up and enjoy a night watching the performing arts, head to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Opera House or the New York City Ballet. The UWS is also a cultural haven offering attractions such as the American Museum of Natural History, the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the New York Historical Society. Central Park and Riverside Park are perfect for exercising, tanning, reading a book or hanging out with friends.
Additionally, this area is perfect for any self-proclaimed foodie looking to broaden their pallet. If you’re more into the vegan scene, head to Peace Food Cafe on Amsterdam Ave for fare that even a carnivore would enjoy. During the warmer months, The Smith or Bar Boulud are perfect for wine and people watching. Kefi offers a range of delicious Greek food, with the incredible cultural cuisine continues at La Caridad 78 offering some of the best Cuban-Chinese eats in Manhattan. If you’re more of a sweets person, not to fret. The UWS features a major baked-goods crowd pleaser, with Levain Bakery, home to one of New York’s most notorious chocolate chip cookies.
The UWS’s popularity has skyrocketed in years, among families and young professionals alike. While prices are rising, especially in luxury buildings, multi-bedroom units still fall in a more affordable price range for prime Manhattan. Studios and 1 bedrooms range from around $2200 on the lower side, past $3,000 a month in full-amenity buildings. Two-bedroom units start around $3,300-$4,400 and three-bedroom units fall around $4,500-$6000. While these units are pricey, the UWS is known for spacious, tree lined streets that are often a little less crowded than downtown.
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This location is also great for students commuting to any schools on the west side such as Columbia University, the City College of New York, and NYU. Multiple train rides run through the west side with the 1, 2, 3 train line running through the middle and the A, B, C train line running park side. As mentioned, the west side offers an easily accessible bike path along the Hudson River. Numerous Citi Bike stations are perfect for an easy commute uptown or downtown. The Henry Hudson Parkway connecting to the highway downtown is perfect to grab and uber or taxi and avoid congested midtown traffic.