Upper West Side
With magnificent prewar buildings, block after block of fabulous brownstones, and Central Park as its backyard, the Upper West Side is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Manhattan. Just far enough from the chaos of midtown, it’s a wonderful place to come home to and still feel the heartbeat of the city.
Iconic New York Residences
Some of the most famous residential buildings in New York line Central Park West. More beautiful prewar residential gems can be found along Riverside Drive and West End Avenue. Interspersed are large swaths of landmarked brownstones. If Central Park isn’t enough of a draw, Riverside Park, along the Hudson River, offers gardens, lawns, bike paths, tennis courts, and even a boat dock. Shops, restaurants and bars are clustered along Broadway, Amsterdam Avenue, and Columbus Avenue. This quintessential New York neighborhood attracts families, couples, and professionals as well as academics and anyone wanting to live near a big beautiful green space.
A Cultural Mecca
Culture of all sorts is thriving on the Upper West Side. Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Julliard School, as well as its offshoot, Jazz at Lincoln Center, host some of the most spectacular performing arts in the world. Farther uptown, the Beacon Theater and Symphony Space round out a terrific selection of venues for the arts. Both the American Museum Of Natural History and the Museum of Arts and Design are also found in this culture-infused section of the city.
At the northern tip of the Upper West Side is the beautiful campus of Columbia University. Its vibrant energy infuses the neighborhood surrounding it.