Upper East Side Neighborhood Review - Manhattan Moving Guide
Those looking to experience the finer, more elegant things in life belong in the Upper East Side.
In this Manhattan Upper East Side neighborhood review, we'll look into public transportation, restaurants, average apartment rent, and home sale prices.
Whether you are interested in museum culture, fine dining or high-end shopping, there's a little bit of everything in this neighborhood.
Take a stroll down Museum Mile (Fifth Avenue between 72nd and 104th Street) and you will find some of the country's most renowned institutions like Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Solomon R. Guggenheim, just to name a couple.
Museum Mile was once named Millionaire's Row. Take a look at the mansions surrounding you and it will make better sense.
Head over to Madison Avenue and you're in shopping mecca, with some of the world's biggest names in haute couture.
High-end department stores like Barney's, Valentino and Christian Louboutin carry all classic designs and have held a strong presence at the forefront of fashion.
This homey neighborhood is filled with mostly upper class residents, especially along Park and Madison Avenue.
Mostly brownstones line these blocks.
Further East toward the East River, you will find many young professionals who are probably in training for a career that will earn them a place on Park or Madison.
Here is where you will find more of a selection of affordable apartments.
Fun Fact: The Upper East Side's Fifth Avenue was so full of mansions in the 1800's that it was dubbed "Millionaire's Row."
What Celebrities Live in Upper East Side
|Ricky Martin||Singer, Actor, Author|
|Madonna||Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Businesswoman|
|Tom Brokaw||TV Journalist, Author, Anchor|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Producer, Actor|
|Woody Allen||Write, Actor, Comedian, Musician|
|Drew Barrymore||Actress, Author, Director, Model, Producer|
|Bill Murray||Actor, Comedian, Writer|
|Spike Lee||Film Director, Producer, Writer, Actor|
It wasn't until recently that the Upper East Side decided to improve its transportation options.
Ever since the installment of the Second Avenue subway, real estate prices in the area have been steadily increasing.
Not only do residents of the UES now have viable subway options, but there is also now a protected bike lane on Second Avenue between East 68th and 125th streets.
Also, the newly launched NYC Ferry will be making it to the shores of the UES this year. The East River Ferry is no longer in service and has transitioned to the new, expanded NYC Ferry Service featuring new boats, onboard concessions, and lower fares.
|Bus||M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M8, M9, M15, M66, M72, M79, M86, M96 BxM4A, BxM4B and BxM3|
|NYC Ferry||The fare is $2.75|
Subway lines in neighborhood
- 4 5 6 6
IRT Lexington Avenue Line
IND Sixth Avenue Line
- N Q R W
BMT Broadway Line
Rent Prices in Upper East Side
If you're looking to move, here are the average rent prices in the Manhattan Upper East Side neighborhood:
Average Rent Prices in Upper East Side
|Studio||1 Bedroom||2 Bedroom||3 Bedroom|
Average Rent Price History by Neighborhood
Apartments Available in Upper East Side
Public & Charter Schools
The Upper East Side is considered District #2.
This neighborhood has a wonderful selection of public and private schools to choose from.
Here are some of the most talked-about:
|P.S. 006 - Lillie D Blake||Public - PreK-5 - 694 students||Top-ranked school includes a rooftop garden and eco-center for the children to grow vegetables. Student writing is above average, with a strong focus on spelling, grammar, cursive writing, and phonics.|
|Regis High School||Private - 9-12 - 529 students||Ranked #4 best private school in New York, this elite, private, all-boys Catholic school with an 8:1 student-teacher ratio and a 100% go on to attend a four-year college.|
|East Side Middle School||Public - 6-8 - 443 students||No auditorium, lockers or instrumental music program, but offers students a very interdisciplinary curriculum.|
Fine dining at its best can be found in this neighborhood.
The Upper East Side has established itself as the place in the city to find the best fresh fish, particularly sushi.