About Upper East Side Neighborhood

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Historically home to some of America’s most famous families—like the Roosevelts, the Kennedys and the Rockefellers, for example— the Upper East Side is known for its posh real estate and dignified atmosphere. The pace of this neighborhood is slower than downtown counterparts, and a wealth of playgrounds, community centers and schools grant it an almost-suburban feel. Central Park and the intimate Carl Schurz Park along the East River are prominent features, and world-famous Museum Mile along 5th Avenue hosts NYC crown jewels like the Met, El Museo del Barrio and the Guggenheim. Nightlife is vibrant and welcoming and the neighborhood abounds with convenient shopping and artistic embellishments. With many subway lines and buses, it’s close enough to midtown workplaces, but far enough away to feel like a well-equipped retreat.

Average Rental Prices in Upper East Side

These are the average rental prices in Upper East Side by apartment size. To find out how much you need to earn in order to qualify for these prices, go to our salary calculator.

  • Studios

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bedroom

  • 3 Bedroom


Average Credit Score Needed to Rent in Upper East Side

Your credit score is an important factor in determining your qualification for rentals or even some condo or co-op purchases.

Credit Score


These trains run through Upper East Side. In addition, city buses are also available in this area.

Available Subway Lines:
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 6
  • F
  • N
  • Q
  • R
  • W

Crime Rate in Upper East Side

Crime rate: 4 out of 10
Approximately 10.2036 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 183 Robert L. Stevenson

P.S. 006 Lillie D. Blake

P.S. 158 Bayard Taylor

P.S. 290 Manhattan New School

Ps 151

P.S. 198 Isador E. Ida Straus

P.S. 050 Vito Marcantonio

P.S. 111 Adolph S. Ochs

P.S. 267

J.H.S. 167 Robert F. Wagner

J.H.S. 104 Simon Baruch