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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Upper East Side is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 210,572. 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
210,572

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$932,906
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,116
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
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
$126,366
National
$55,322
Families with Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    41%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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The Upper East Side is great if you are white and rich. Personally, I am not, so my experience may be a bit biased. I was raised here--went to elementary and middle school in the area. Of course, I was one of VERY few students of color. It's gotten a bit better over the years, but the expense of living here is just far too high for many underprivileged minority groups to afford, which leads to more school segregation and overall racial and economic disparity within NYC. Overall, the UES is family-friendly, has great schools, restaurants, museums, parks, subways are accessible, and it's generally safe, though if I were given the opportunity to raise my future children in the city , I would choose a more diverse neighborhood.
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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!
It's expensive and white, but it's a pretty nice place. Everything is pretty convenient to reach. There are multiple trains and buses that can easily be accessed. There are lots of places to eat -- overpriced, of course, but still there nonetheless. Central Park and the Carl Schurz Park are a nice walk away and really nice to visit. It can get bust at times, obviously, but if you're into that then it's great.