Upper East Side

995 5th Ave
New York City, NY 10028

Elegant, Sophisticated & Fun

Located in the heart of Manhattan, stretching from Central Park and 5th Ave to the East River, from 59th Street to 96th Street, the Upper East Side is one of New York’s most affluent and iconic neighborhoods. Elegant, sophisticated, and relatively peaceful, the Upper East Side is home to the city’s elite and also some of its finest museums. Come take a stroll along Museum Mile, explore Central Park, or grab a bite at a unique local restaurant, and discover what life is truly like in the Upper East Side.

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Upper East Side Area at a Glance

demographic information



size of neighborhood


1.75 sq mi (4.6 km)

New York subway


Subway Stations: 86th St, 68 St

neighborhoods nearby

Nearby Areas

East Harlem, Midtown Manhattan

Living in Upper East Side Area

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The Community

The Upper East Side is a blend of culture and couture, of elegant old mansions and shining high-rises. Along Fifth Ave, Museum Mile hosts some of the most famous museums in the world, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Madison Avenue is a shopping mecca of both designer boutiques and resale shops boasting high-end at half-price. There’s also a huge variety of delicious and unique eateries, as well as more laid-back joins like Irish pubs and sports bars.The Upper East Side is home to several diplomatic missions, as well as Central Park and the Central Park Zoo.

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The Homes

The Upper East Side incorporates several smaller neighborhoods, including Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, and Yorkville, each of which has their own unique style of homes. Here, you’ll find a lot of residential streets lined in trees and elegant old brownstones, many of which are designated historic landmarks. The neighborhood has its share of sleek new condos and stately co-ops, too. Surprisingly, though, depending on where you look, you might actually find some relatively affordable prices.

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