The neighborhood of Upper East Side is part of the city of New York, New York.
Upper East Side offers a variety of experiences for those who enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and spending time outdoors. It is especially easy to find dynamic areas in this area. The streets are almost always busy with people, there are numerous nearby entertainment venues, and it is very easy to find places to go out at night because they are well-distributed throughout the neighborhood. 60th Street in particular offers a broad selection of bars. Greenery is quite present in this part of New York; it is very easy to access public green spaces from many locations within the neighborhood, since there are about 10 of them nearby for residents to explore and most residences have a park nearby. Residents will also find that numerous tree-lined streets are prominent.
The sizeable proportion of large apartment buildings in the housing stock of Upper East Side is an important part of its character. This neighborhood also has a good variety of housing sizes - properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Around two thirds of the population of this neighborhood rent their home whereas the remainder are owners. This neighborhood experienced its main housing boom prior to the 1960s, so most of the available housing stock is from this era.
It is very easy to reach both a general and a specialty grocery store by walking from any location in Upper East Side. Lexington Avenue is among the best streets for groceries. Furthermore, there are over 800 restaurants and over 100 coffee shops to enjoy in Upper East Side. An excellent selection of clothing stores can also be found within a very short walking distance. As far as education is concerned, residents will find that wherever their house is situated in Upper East Side, both primary and secondary schools are nearby. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
Upper East Side is a great part of New York for car-free transportation options. Thanks to many nearby rapid transit stations with access to the R | Broadway Local Line, F | Queens Blvd Express/ 6 Av Local Line, Q | Broadway Express Line, W | Broadway Local Line, 6X | Lexington Avenue Express Line, 5X | Lexington Avenue Express Line, N | Broadway Local Line, 5 | Lexington Avenue Express Line, 6 | Lexington Avenue Local Line and 4 | Lexington Avenue Express Line, and around 30 nearby bus lines, the public transit system in this part of the city is very convenient. Walking is also very practical for property owners in Upper East Side; most daily errands can be run without having to resort to a vehicle, and there are also innumerable businesses close by. Upper East Side is very bike-friendly since bike-share stations are rarely more than a few blocks away, and the bicycling infrastructure is quite well-developed.