Upper East Side
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The Upper East Side is comprised of 96th Street to 59th Street, from east of Central Park to East End Avenue. Traditionally, the elegant prewar co-ops and townhouses adorning Fifth, Madison, and Park Avenues have been the most expensive and sought after in Manhattan. Here you will find the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, along with some of the finest public schools in the City. East of Lexington Avenue is also heavily residential, and while once home to young, post-collegiate types, it is now finding itself transformed into a haven for professionals. While most people prefer living west of First Avenue, and therefore closer to the subway, the peaceful areas east of First Avenue are filled with beautiful luxury co-ops and condo buildings and you can often get more space for your dollar here.
Family oriented, the Upper East Side is home to a plethora of quiet conveniences including restaurants, playgrounds and parks lining the East River, wonderful schools and of course, Central Park itself.