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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Upper West Side is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 210,409. Upper West Side is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Upper West Side offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Upper West Side there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Upper West Side and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Upper West Side are above average.
About Upper West Side...
Population
210,409

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,248,974
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,944
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    67%
  • Own
    33%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    357
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    87
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    90
    500
  • Theft
    1,712
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26
    284
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  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$121,392
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Manhattan Valley - Morningside is a neighborhood on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. According to the 2000 census 48,983 people live in the community. Of the population, 44% are of Hispanic origin, 32% are African Americans, and 24% are Asians, whites, and other races. Crime & Safety Report states the area as the second-safest place in Manhattan.

President Obama once lived two blocks away. Seinfeld fans may appreciate visiting Tom's 24 hour coffee shop (where the show was taped.) The 106th cross street was once home to the renowned jazz musician Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington. There are many restaurants named in his honor.
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The Upper West Side of Manhattan is the best place to live. The community is diverse, safe, and bustling. Everyone from young families, older couples, to students live in the area. The neighborhood is one of the safest and cleanest in New York. Another plus: not too many tourists clogging up the street! You could eat in a different restaurant for every meal for the rest of your life and you wouldn't be able to get to all of the restaurants in the neighborhood. Everyone is friendly (despite what the rest of America thinks of New Yorkers!) and I plan on raising a family here when the time comes. UWS is a 5 star experience!
I love it! I have lived here all my life, and I can't imagine ever leaving. I love the people, the streets, the schools, the parks, the view, the library---and it's all conveniently located in Manhattan!