The Upper East Side of Manhattan is the height of luxurious living in New York City. Sleek and chic, it straddles old world elegance and modernity. It is bordered by Midtown, Roosevelt Island, Harlem, Harlem East, and Midtown East.
The Upper East Side is well-represented in Popular Culture. From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to the Catcher in the Rye to The Great Gatsby to Gossip Girl, the neighborhood has served as a central location in many movies, books, and series.
Almost every upper-class American family has called the Upper East Side their home. The Rockefellers and the Kennedys are only some of the great American families who live on the Upper East Side.
It was the arrival of Central Park that made the wealthy look to Fifth Avenue for a place to live. By the late 19th century, tycoons began building their Gilded Age mansions along the avenue facing Central Park.
The Upper East Side is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in New York City. It attracts wealthy families from all over the globe.
The architecture is sophisticated and impressive on the Upper East Side. Apartments are spacious. The architecture is historic. Georgian, Neo-Classical, Art Deco and modern architecture are on display here.
Apartment buildings have marble foyers with door attendants to receive you in your home and bellhops to attend to your needs.
Only steps away from Upper West side’s immaculate homes is Central Park, New York’s most iconic park.
Central Park is a model for parks throughout the world. It is 843 acres of space filled with a zoo, a boating lake, an ice rink, baseball diamonds, and event spaces.
You can go walking and biking here and take advantage of the many miles of greenery that’s at your doorstep if you live on the Upper East Side.
In the Upper East Side, you will also find the finest designer boutiques, cocktail lounges, upscale restaurants, and world-class and world-renowned museums — the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cooper Hewitt, and Smithsonian Design Museum.
The Met has millions of works of art that span over five thousand years, and the Guggenheim is a work of art by itself by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Cooper Hewitt was the old home of Andrew Carnegie – one of the men who built America. The Smithsonian is known for its historic pieces of work.
You just know how high-end the shopping experience is when a neighborhood has not one but two Hermes shops. Almost every luxury brand has a shop on the Upper East Side – Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chloe, you name it. Barney’s, which has nine floors of designer clothing is on Madison Avenue.
The Upper East Side is also home to the highest-rated and Michelin-starred French, Japanese, Italian, and American restaurants in the city. It is the home of Cafe Boulud, Daniel, and Sushi of Gari.
For entertainment, you can head to Comic Strip Live or the Bemelmans. If you’re craving a drink, drop by Bondurants, Seamstress or Jeffrey’s.
The Upper East Side has excellent transport links such as the 6 train to Sixty-Eighth Street station and the 4/5/6 train to the Eighty-Sixth Street station.
Buses run crosstown up First and Third Avenue and down Second, Lexington, and Fifth Avenue. The FDR Drive continues along the Upper East Side.
Despite its affluent atmosphere, the Upper East Side maintains a great sense of community and warmth.
People move here to raise families. The area is very safe, with excellent security and peace and quiet. Moving into the neighborhood means you get within the catchment area of the best private and public schools. You and your family will also be inhaling fresher air thanks to the greenery provided by Central Park.
You may think that living in the neighborhood would require Kennedy-scale income. But you should know that there are Upper East Side Apartments to rent at every price point.
If you are interested in moving to this beautiful neighborhood and renting a place, please contact ATA Enterprises at 212-308-1888 to learn more about no-fee luxury apartments in the Upper East Side that are available for rent.