Upper East Side

The Upper East Side is a testament to upscale living, cultural richness, and architectural grandeur.

Welcome to Upper East Side


A refined blend of cultural sophistication and upscale tranquility.



The Upper East Side is a testament to upscale living, cultural richness, and architectural grandeur. This prestigious neighborhood is synonymous with luxury, offering serene, tree-lined streets, magnificent historical mansions, and an unparalleled sense of elegance. Here, the allure of New York's high society blends seamlessly with the tranquil ambiance of a well-established residential community. The Upper East Side is a haven for those who appreciate the finer aspects of city living, from world-renowned museums to exclusive shopping avenues.


Amidst its classic charm, the Upper East Side fosters a vibrant cultural scene, housing some of the city's most prominent art collections and galleries. The area is a mosaic of old-world charm and modern sophistication, where residents enjoy both the peace of private enclaves and the excitement of a bustling urban environment. It's a neighborhood where tradition meets contemporary luxury, offering a lifestyle that is both enriching and exceedingly desirable.

What to Love

  • Prestigious museums and galleries

  • Luxurious shopping avenues

  • Elegant historic architecture

  • Expansive, well-maintained parks

  • Exclusive dining establishments


Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle on the Upper East Side is characterized by a blend of cultural engagement and leisurely pursuits. Families and individuals alike find solace in the neighborhood's spacious layouts and the abundance of greenery offered by its parks. The community thrives on its access to high-end amenities, including gourmet food markets, designer boutiques, and esteemed educational institutions. Social calendars are filled with gallery openings, museum galas, and sophisticated gatherings, reflecting the residents' appreciation for art and culture. Daily life here is marked by morning strolls along the East River, leisurely afternoons in sun-dappled cafes, and evenings spent in the company of friends at local eateries.

Dining and Shopping

The Upper East Side is a culinary and retail paradise, boasting an impressive array of dining and shopping options. JG Melon is a neighborhood staple, known for serving one of the city's most iconic burgers in a quintessentially casual setting. Ralph's Coffee, with its chic interior and perfectly crafted brews, offers a cozy retreat for coffee lovers. For those with a taste for Japanese cuisine, Naruto Ramen provides a hearty, authentic experience, while Tal Bagels is the go-to spot for New York's beloved bagels, offering a taste of local flavors.


Shopping on the Upper East Side is an indulgence, with Madison Avenue at the heart of its retail scene. Here, luxury boutiques and designer stores cater to the most discerning shoppers, offering everything from high fashion to bespoke jewelry. The neighborhood's shops range from high-end brands to unique, independent boutiques, ensuring a shopping experience that is as diverse as it is exclusive.

Things to Do

Cultural enrichment is at the forefront of activities on the Upper East Side. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, known as The Met, provides an unparalleled journey through history with its vast collection spanning 5,000 years of world culture. Not far from The Met, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum stands as an architectural marvel, housing a renowned collection of modern and contemporary art. These institutions not only serve as cultural landmarks but also as centers for community engagement and education.


For outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking a tranquil escape, Carl Schurz Park offers lush landscapes, dog-friendly areas, and stunning views of the East River. Meanwhile, Madison Avenue presents a shopper's dream, with its endless array of luxury boutiques, art galleries, and high-end retailers. Whether it's exploring the depths of human creativity at a museum or indulging in retail therapy on Madison Avenue, the Upper East Side offers a plethora of activities to enrich the mind, body, and soul.

Overview for Upper East Side, NY

210,062 people live in Upper East Side, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $133,158. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

210,062

Total Population

44 years

Median Age

High

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

$133,158

Average individual Income

Around Upper East Side, NY

There's plenty to do around Upper East Side, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
85
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Liberty Brand Pastries & Foods, First Class Cafe, and Ona Wine & Spirits.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 4.11 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.87 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.4 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.66 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.26 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.25 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Upper East Side, NY

Upper East Side has 107,529 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Upper East Side do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 210,062 people call Upper East Side home. The population density is 143,281.476 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

210,062

Total Population

High

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

44

Median Age

44.04 / 55.96%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
107,529

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$133,158

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Upper East Side, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Upper East 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
Brick Church School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Islamic Cultural Center School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Nightingale-Bamford School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
La Scuola D'Italia
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Ps 77 Lower Lab School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Judith S Kaye School (The)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 198 Isador E Ida Straus
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
High School For Climate Justice (The)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Ps 169 Robert F Kennedy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Loyola High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Brearley School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
The Geneva School Of Manhattan
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Lyce Franais De New York
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Manhattan High School For Girls
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Gillen Brewer School
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Allen-Stevenson School
PRIVATE
K - 9th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Marymount School Of Ny
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 9th
No rating available
St Stephen Of Hungary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Brearley School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
The Children's Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Birch Wathen Lenox School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ramaz Upper School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Ignatius Loyola School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Jean Baptiste High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
St Vincent Ferrer High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Chapin School Ltd
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Talent Unlimited High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Ella Baker School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
East Side Elementary School-Ps 267
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Yorkville East Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Ps 183 Robert L Stevenson
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Yorkville Community School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Ps 290 Manhattan New School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Manhattan International High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Junior High School 167 Robert F Wagner
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
East Side Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Ps 158 Bayard Taylor
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Urban Academy Laboratory High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 6 Lillie D Blake
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5

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