About Upper West Side Neighborhood

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The Upper West Side is the leafy, residential neighborhood you may remember from Seinfeld, You’ve Got Mail or 30 Rock. Bordered by two majestic parks, Central and Riverside, and populated by regal apartment buildings, dogs, and bagel spots, the Upper West Side is quintessential NY sophistication. The neighborhood has a longstanding reputation for attracting intellectual and culturally savvy crowds and hosts major cultural venues like the Museum of Natural History, Beacon Theatre, and Lincoln Centre, as well as relaxed bistros, family-friendly grocery shopping and hole-in-the-wall bookshops. Apartments in this neighborhood feature river-views, convenient access to green space and intimate but lively nightlife.

Average Rental Prices in Upper West Side

These are the average rental prices in Upper West 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 West Side

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

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

Available Subway Lines:
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  • 2
  • 3

Crime Rate in Upper West Side

Crime rate: 4 out of 10
Approximately 11.3599 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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P.S. 163 Alfred E. Smith

P.S. 145, The Bloomingdale School

P.S. 165 Robert E. Simon

P.S. 087 William Sherman

P.S. 009 Sarah Anderson

P.S. 166 The Richard Rodgers School Of The Arts An

P.S. 199 Jessie Isador Straus

P.S. 084 Lillian Weber

P.S. 075 Emily Dickinson