Upper West Side

Upper West Side New York City
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The artistic culture of the Upper West Side seems to permeate all aspects of life in this part of town. Home to Lincoln Center, the largest performing arts complex in the world, and nestled between the Hudson River and Central Park, the Upper West Side strikes a perfect harmony of culture and serenity. The cost of living here is high but then, so is the quality of life.

A more affordable Upper West Side exists in the high 90s to low 100s, where expensive housing is interspersed with moderate/low income residents. The area from the low 90s through Lincoln Center in the 60s is filled with pricey brownstones and high-rises, and its convenience to midtown businesses makes it attractive to professionals. And the wonderful schools, improvements to Riverside Park, and the recently renovated Hayden Planetarium maintains the Upper West Side’s kid-friendly status.

With $53 million in renovations to the 72nd Street subway and improved access at Lincoln Center, it’s easy to get anywhere from here. But with all of the conveniences and culture the Upper West Side has to offer, you may never feel the need to leave.