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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Upper East Side is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 208,381. Upper East Side is in New York County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Upper East Side offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Upper East Side there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Upper East Side and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Upper East Side are above average.
About Upper East Side...
Population
208,381

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,338,350
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,359
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    239.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    102.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,442.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$139,988
National
$55,322
Families with Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    42%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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I love the UES! Close enough to Midtown's buzz, yet far enough to get that residential feeling... away from tourists and office buildings. Commute to Midtown and Lower Manhattan is now easy with the Q train. Walking distance to Central Park and Carl Schurz Park are a big plus. I also enjoy shopping at the local bodegas and East Harlem. Great schools and playgrounds make it a good place for a family.
The downside: apartments are very expensive and in not so good shape. Landlords seem to rely on location and hardly invest on their properties or buidings.
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The fact that the area is mostly residential and not commercialized at all. Even with the addition of the second avenue subway, the area has maintained their character. Everyone is helpful and the Jewish community is great!
I love the Upper East Side! I have lived here my whole life and I have seen it go through many changes. My favorite would have to be the Q subway line that was built, it is so efficient! One thing I would change is the fact that a lot of stores and restaurants are very expensive.