The neighborhood of Upper West Side is situated in the city of New York, New York.
Upper West Side is a great part of New York for those who enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities. It is very easy to find energetic areas in this neighborhood. The streets are usually busy with people, a wide variety of entertainment venues can be found nearby, and places to go out at night are well-spread throughout the neighborhood. 9th Avenue is among the most active streets in this area. The greenery in this part of New York is reasonably prominent as the tree canopy coverage for most streets is good. There are about 20 parks nearby for residents to explore, including Riverside Park and Central Park, and they are very well-situated, which results in them being very easy to access from the majority of locations within the neighborhood.
A majority of the housing growth in Upper West Side happened pre-1960. The vast majority of the dwellings are large apartment buildings, making it easy to find apartments in this neighborhood, and the remaining dwellings are mainly small apartment buildings. Around two thirds of the population of this neighborhood rent their home while the rest are owners. This part of New York also has a good selection of housing size options; properties range from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
A general and a specialty grocery store is always only a very short walk away in this neighborhood. Moreover, there are over 500 restaurants and over 100 coffee shops to enjoy in Upper West Side. It is also a very short walk to an excellent variety of clothing stores, for instance along 72nd Street. Concerning education, residents will appreciate the proximity to both primary and secondary schools, which are within walking distance from all homes for sale in this part of the city. Apart from public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
Upper West Side does not necessitate use of a car because various other methods of transportation are available. The great public transit infrastructure makes transit a viable option for many owing to various nearby rapid transit stations on the A | 8 Avenue Express Line, 3 | 7 Avenue Express Line, 2 | 7 Avenue Express Line, 1 | Broadway - 7 Avenue Local Line, B | 6 Avenue Express Line, D | 6 Avenue Express Line and C | 8 Avenue Local Line, and about 10 nearby bus lines. This part of New York is also especially convenient for walking; all common errands can be run on foot, and countless businesses of different types can be found as well. Upper West Side will draw physically active home buyers because it is very suitable for cycling. For example, a bike share station can always be found nearby, and the cycling network is fairly good.