Upper West Side

A tapestry of luxury and historic charm.

Welcome to the Upper West Side

Step into a realm where refined living meets artistic flair—the Upper West Side. A canvas of rich history painted with stately architecture, this area exudes a vibrancy juxtaposed with a deep sense of community. With the Hudson River's serenity to the west and Central Park's expanse to the east, residents relish in the union of city life and green respite.

 

What to Love

  • Upscale real estate
  • Architectural gems, from pre-war townhouses to modern marvels
  • Elite schools
  • Artistic spirit at every corner
  • Diverse culinary landscape

 

Local Lifestyle

Experience a lifestyle that marries the grandeur of historical architecture with the pulse of modern life. Wander amid verdant parks or immerse in a tapestry of cultural influences, from theaters to galleries. The Upper West Side invites its residents to indulge in an eclectic blend of conveniences and experiences. With an emphasis on community spirit, diverse transportation links, and an array of dining options, one truly feels at the heart of it all here.

 

Dining and Entertainment

Step into the epicurean world of Zabar's, an institution known for its unparalleled gourmet offerings and an ambiance that resonates with the city's heartbeat.

 

For those with a penchant for baked delights, Levain Bakery is the epitome of indulgence. Here, artisanal expertise crafts treats that melt hearts and beckon repeat visits.

 

Few places embody the spirit of New York quite like Barney Greengrass. A dining experience steeped in history, one is transported to eras past while savoring delicacies that continue to set benchmarks.

 

Seeking a cornucopia of culinary delights? Look no further than Zingone Brothers, a haven for those who revel in fine ingredients and baked wonders.

 

Last but not least, The Marshal welcomes diners into its embrace, promising an evening that marries culinary art with crafted libations.

 

Things to Do

Witness the epitome of artistic grace at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Whether it's the rhythm of ballet slippers or the resonance of a symphony, the center is a tribute to human creativity.

 

Meanwhile, the American Museum of Natural History beckons with tales of the cosmos and Earth's vast epochs. Engage in a journey through time, marveling at our universe's mysteries and the intricacies of our blue planet.

 

Schools

  • The Anderson School
  • Trinity School
  • Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School
  • 87 William T. Sherman School
  • The Calhoun School

 

Latest Housing Market Statistics

Stay updated on the latest trends and figures shaping the housing market with insights tailored to Upper West Side NYC in our Latest Upper West Side NYC Neighborhood Market Update.

 

Overview for Upper West Side, NY

164,388 people live in Upper West Side, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $114,443. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

164,388

Total Population

44 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$114,443

Average individual Income

Around Upper West Side, NY

There's plenty to do around Upper West Side, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

100
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
84
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including NYFoodBox, Cuffie Ridge Vegan Café, and Arrow & Archer Bespoke.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 2.92 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.13 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.92 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.86 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.3 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.14 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Upper West Side, NY

Upper West Side has 75,879 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Upper West Side do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 164,388 people call Upper West Side home. The population density is 136,816.4 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

164,388

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

44

Median Age

44.93 / 55.07%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
75,879

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$114,443

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Upper West Side, NY

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Upper West Side. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Anderson School (The)
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Middle School 245 Computer School (The)
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Middle School 247 Dual Language Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Collegiate School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Metropolitan Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
The Parkside School
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Ps 87 William Sherman
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Ps 811 Mickey Mantle School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Robert Louis Stevenson School
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
The Ideal School Of Manhattan
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Edward A Reynolds West Side High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 9 Sarah Anderson
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Ps 75 Emily Dickinson
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Ps 84 Lillian Weber
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Middle School 243 Center School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
5/5
Middle School 250 West Side Collaborative Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Lafayette Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Ps 333 Manhattan School For Children
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Innovation Diploma Plus
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
Frank McCourt High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Aichhorn School (The)
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Junior High School 54 Booker T Washington
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Ps 166 Richard Rogers School Of The Arts & Science (The)
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Global Learning Collaborative (The)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Urban Assembly School For Green Careers (The)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Success Academy Charter School-Upper West
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Beit Rabban Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Alexander Robertson School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Solomon Schechter School Of Manhattan
PRIVATE
K - 7th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Ps 165 Robert E Simon
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Community Action School-Middle School 258
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
The Studio School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Geneva School Of Manhattan West Campus
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Stephen Gaynor School
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Twin Parks Montessori School - Central Park
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Ps 145 Bloomingdale School (The)
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Ps 163 Alfred E Smith
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
West Side Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Manhattan Children's Center (The)
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Basis Independent Manhattan
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Rodeph Sholom School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The School At Columbia University
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
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