UPPER WEST SIDE

Nestled between Central Park and Riverside Park, the Upper West Side is one of the greenest neighborhoods in Manhattan.

Welcome to the Upper West Side

 
The Upper West Side covers the area west of Central Park from 59th Street to 110th Street. It is surrounded by two iconic parks. To the east, you have Central Park -  with its miles of running paths, various green spaces, and performances in the park. To the west, you have Riverside Park along the Hudson River, with its biking and running paths, playgrounds, sports fields and more.
 

The Upper West Side is known for its relaxed, laid-back feel and has a reputation of attracting young couples and families. The green spaces, quiet streets and low-key bars and restaurants give the neighborhood an almost suburban feel compared to its downtown counterparts.

 

WHAT TO LOVE

 
  • Proximity to Central and Riverside Parks
  • Community-driven with intimate "small town" feel
  • Family friendly

LOCAL LIFESTYLE

 
The UWS is the rare New York City neighborhood that appeals to everyone. Residents run the gamut from young professionals, to middle-class families and residents who have lived in the neighborhood since the 1980s. While many blocks feel like quiet, suburban neighborhoods, the avenues along Broadway, Amsterdam and Columbus are busy and a mix of mom-and-pop shops along with big box stores.
 
The Upper West Side is home to some of the greatest cultural institutions in New York, including Lincoln Center and the American Museum of Natural History. Whether you like strolling around Central Park or going to see the NYC Ballet, there's something for everyone to enjoy and appreciate on the Upper West Side. But one of the most beloved features of the area is the relaxed, welcoming vibe that permeates every corner of this neighborhood.
 

DINING, ENTERTAINMENT, & SHOPPING

 
While you can spend all day enjoying the outdoors on the Upper West Side, there are many fun indoor activities as well. The American Museum of Natural History has hundreds of exciting, informative exhibits, while Lincoln Center has regular performances by the New York City Ballet and New York Philharmonic.
 
The Upper West Side also has some of the best grocery and specialty stores in Manhattan. A name known all around the U.S., Zabar's is a must-visit when in the Upper West Side. You’ll discover a range of delicious options at this gourmet grocery store, including smoked salmon, caviar, and cheese. Barney Greengrass has been a New York City institution since the early 1900s, a deli that has earned acclaim due to its delicious smoked fish. For massive, decadent cookies, head to Levain Bakery. Featured on TV shows and publications for years, Levain Bakery is known to have the best cookies in Manhattan.

Overview for UPPER WEST SIDE, NY

164,388 people live in UPPER WEST SIDE, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $114,443. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

164,388

Total Population

44 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$114,443

Average individual Income

Around UPPER WEST SIDE, NY

There's plenty to do around UPPER WEST SIDE, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

100
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
84
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Cake Dealer, KPop Station, and Work Hard Train Harder Fitness and Wellness Center.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 1.83 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.09 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.39 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.93 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.65 miles 38 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.98 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for UPPER WEST SIDE, NY

UPPER WEST SIDE has 75,879 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in UPPER WEST SIDE do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 164,388 people call UPPER WEST SIDE home. The population density is 136,816.4 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

164,388

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

44

Median Age

44.93 / 55.07%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
75,879

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$114,443

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in UPPER WEST SIDE, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby UPPER WEST SIDE. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Anderson School (The)
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Middle School 245 Computer School (The)
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Middle School 247 Dual Language Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Collegiate School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Metropolitan Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
The Parkside School
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Ps 87 William Sherman
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Ps 811 Mickey Mantle School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Robert Louis Stevenson School
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
The Ideal School Of Manhattan
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Edward A Reynolds West Side High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 9 Sarah Anderson
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Ps 75 Emily Dickinson
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Ps 84 Lillian Weber
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Middle School 243 Center School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
5/5
Middle School 250 West Side Collaborative Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Lafayette Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Ps 333 Manhattan School For Children
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Innovation Diploma Plus
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Frank McCourt High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Aichhorn School (The)
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Junior High School 54 Booker T Washington
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Ps 166 Richard Rogers School Of The Arts & Science (The)
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Global Learning Collaborative (The)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Urban Assembly School For Green Careers (The)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Success Academy Charter School-Upper West
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Beit Rabban Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Alexander Robertson School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Solomon Schechter School Of Manhattan
PRIVATE
K - 7th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Ps 165 Robert E Simon
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Community Action School-Middle School 258
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
The Studio School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Geneva School Of Manhattan West Campus
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Stephen Gaynor School
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Twin Parks Montessori School - Central Park
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Ps 145 Bloomingdale School (The)
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Ps 163 Alfred E Smith
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
West Side Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Manhattan Children's Center (The)
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Basis Independent Manhattan
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Rodeph Sholom School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The School At Columbia University
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available

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