Upper East Side

40.7736° N, 73.9566° W

Welcome to the Upper East Side—Carnegie Hill, Lenox Hill, Yorkville

Where Affluence Meets Culture in an Enviable Urban Oasis
 
 
Carnegie Hill, Lenox Hill, and Yorkville are distinct neighborhoods within Manhattan's affluent Upper East Side, each offering its own unique character and charm. Carnegie Hill is known for its tree-lined streets, prestigious private schools, and historic mansions, exuding an old-world elegance. The neighborhood is also home to cultural institutions like the Guggenheim Museum, making it a hub for art and culture enthusiasts.

Lenox Hill, situated closer to Midtown, is renowned for its luxury high-rises, upscale shops, and proximity to Central Park, offering a mix of modern convenience and natural beauty. Lastly, Yorkville has a more laid-back atmosphere, a mix of traditional brownstones and newer apartment buildings, and a strong sense of community.

Known for its German and Eastern European heritage, Yorkville has a more diverse range of dining and shopping options, making it more eclectic than its upscale neighbors. Each neighborhood contributes its own flavor to the Upper East Side, making the area a diverse and captivating part of New York City.


What to Love

  • Choose from chic starter homes to opulent estates
  • Renowned public and private schools for academic excellence
  • Shop till you drop in upscale retail havens
  • Decadent dining, world-class museums, and excellent transport links
  • Ideal location, amidst the brownstones and skyscrapers near Central Park or along the East River Promenade

Local Lifestyle

Residents of the Upper East Side lead a lifestyle that's a refined tapestry of culture and convenience. Begin your weekends with a jog through Central Park before diving into artistic ventures at globally acclaimed museums. Indulge in upscale shopping before savoring gastronomic delights, surrounded by architectural marvels and near the city’s most renowned medical facilities.

Dining and Entertainment

Madison Avenue in New York City is a luxury, sophistication, and style hub. Stretching through Manhattan's Upper East Side, this iconic avenue is a paradise for fashion aficionados and discerning shoppers. The street is lined with flagship stores of some of the world's most prestigious brands—from fashion giants like Hermès, Gucci, and Ralph Lauren to exclusive jewelers like Cartier and Bulgari. As you stroll along, the beautifully designed window displays serve as artworks in themselves, promising the luxury that lies within.

Running through the heart of Manhattan, Fifth Avenue is a mecca for both high-end retail and cultural landmarks. Home to iconic stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., and Bergdorf Goodman, the avenue is a magnet for fashion enthusiasts and luxury shoppers from around the globe. But Fifth Avenue is more than just a shopping destination; it's also a cultural corridor, hosting some of the city's most famous landmarks, including St. Patrick's Cathedral, the New York Public Library, and the southern border of Central Park.

For those with a penchant for fine things, Bloomingdale’s is nothing short of a retail Eden. With assortments that blend iconic luxury and modern flair, the offerings here make every visit an affair to remember. The staff elevate customer service to an art form, making each shopping venture an absolute delight.

Daniel, a Michelin-starred establishment led by renowned chef Daniel Boulud, offers an extravagant dining experience featuring modern French cuisine, impeccable service, and a sumptuous atmosphere that defines fine dining. JoJo, another of Jean-Georges Vongerichten's culinary ventures, offers a cozier yet equally refined dining experience where modern French techniques meet organic, farm-to-table ingredients. For those looking for something a bit more laid-back but still sophisticated, Café D'Alsace brings the flavors and comfort of Alsatian cuisine to the city, complete with an extensive beer selection to complement the hearty fare.
 

Things to Do

You're never short on activities in the Upper Eastside. Spend an intellectual day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where every exhibit is a journey through time and imagination. The museum's vast collection takes you from the heart of Ancient Egypt right up to modern American art, encapsulating centuries of culture.

If you're more of a nature aficionado, Central Park offers you a veritable wonderland in the middle of a bustling metropolis. Whether it's paddle boating, horseback riding, or simply a serene walk amongst lush greenery, the park offers an escape that's both convenient and utterly enchanting.
 

Schools

  • Harvey School: Elite private education and broad curricular options
  • Dalton: Renowned for academic rigor and a well-rounded approach
  • Spence: Offering an exclusive all-girls educational experience
  • PS 6: Stellar public school with strong community involvement

 

Overview for Upper East Side, NY

210,062 people live in Upper East Side, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $133,158. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

210,062

Total Population

44 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$133,158

Average individual Income

Around Upper East Side, NY

There's plenty to do around Upper East Side, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
85
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Halaweyat Hala, Cakes by Klein, and Centre Seafood.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.94 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.5 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$ 4.36 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.39 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.27 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.76 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Upper East Side, NY

Upper East Side has 107,529 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Upper East Side do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 210,062 people call Upper East Side home. The population density is 143,281.476 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

210,062

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

44

Median Age

44.04 / 55.96%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
107,529

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$133,158

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Schools in Upper East Side, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Upper East Side. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Brick Church School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Islamic Cultural Center School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Nightingale-Bamford School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
La Scuola D'Italia
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Ps 77 Lower Lab School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Judith S Kaye School (The)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 198 Isador E Ida Straus
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
High School For Climate Justice (The)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Ps 169 Robert F Kennedy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Loyola High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Brearley School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
The Geneva School Of Manhattan
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Lyce Franais De New York
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Manhattan High School For Girls
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Gillen Brewer School
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Allen-Stevenson School
PRIVATE
K - 9th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Marymount School Of Ny
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 9th
No rating available
St Stephen Of Hungary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Brearley School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
The Children's Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Birch Wathen Lenox School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ramaz Upper School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Ignatius Loyola School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Jean Baptiste High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
St Vincent Ferrer High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
The Chapin School Ltd
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Talent Unlimited High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Ella Baker School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
East Side Elementary School-Ps 267
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Yorkville East Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Ps 183 Robert L Stevenson
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Yorkville Community School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Ps 290 Manhattan New School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Manhattan International High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Junior High School 167 Robert F Wagner
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
East Side Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Ps 158 Bayard Taylor
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Urban Academy Laboratory High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 527 East Side School For Social Action
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ps 6 Lillie D Blake
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
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