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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  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 210,191. Upper East Side is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Upper East Side offers residents an 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
210,191

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,230,893
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,197
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    240
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    48
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    102
    500
  • Theft
    1,442
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    33
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$131,012
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Have been living in the Upper East Side of Manhattan for over 7 years now, and I always feel safe. Although its safety and family friendliness is something everyone can agree is true here, there is a lack of diversity seen through age, race, and economic status. It's the Aspen of Colorado- Hamptons of Long Island- or Beverly Hills of California. Not everyone can afford it, but its a great area for visitors to grab a bite!
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Friendly, clean, and many great restaurants! There are subways and buses in this neighborhood that typically run on schedule. There are convenience stores, gyms, coffee shops, and schools all within walking distance.
I think that the people are very friendly here and that the sense of community is wonderful. I see people walking their dogs all the time or strolling past stores, and it makes my time here all the more enjoyable. Traffic is a problem from time to time, though.