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Upper West Side
  • Neighborhood in New York City, NY

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Upper West Side is a neighborhood in New York City, New York with a population of 212,647. Upper West Side is in New York County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Upper West Side offers residents a dense 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.

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About Upper West Side...
Population
212,647

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,525,227
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$2,259
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    356.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0.5
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    86.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    89.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,712.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    26
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$138,490
National
$64,994
Families with Children
18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  11%

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