The Upper East Side has long been considered one of the most desirable locations to live in Manhattan. The area is bound by 59th Street to 96th Street, and the East River to Fifth Avenue and Central Park.
The well-established residential nature of the Upper East Side makes the region one of the strongest rental communities in the city. The neighborhood is mainly built up of brownstones, pre-war buildings and high-rise apartments.
On every street corner you can find gourmet grocery markets, commercial banks, restaurants and bars that cater to the neighborhood’s large residential tenancy. Local amenities include restaurants, convenience stores, movie theaters and retail. The Upper East Side also offers numerous boutiques and art galleries on Madison Avenue and the proximity of Central Park makes this area very enjoyable for families and residents. For shopping, Bloomingdale’s is located on 59th Street and Lexington Avenue and many stores such as Zara, and H&M surround the area.
For food and dinning, enjoy great restaurants such as the French restaurant Orsay, Amaranh and the restaurant of the famous chef Daniel Boulud on 20 East 76th Street. As a direct result of the desirability of location, ease of transportation and high level of local amenities, the area has enjoyed very high historical occupancy rates, as well as consistent rental rate growth over an extended period of time.
Notable medical centers in the area include: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Gracie Square Hospital. The Upper East Side offers 13 public and 55 private and parochial schools for grades K-12. Colleges in the area include Hunter College, Marymount Manhattan College, Cornell University Medical Center and Rockefeller University.
The Upper East Side is also well-served by transportation with the 6,4 and 5 train. Buses are also available with the M106, M4, M3, M1, M2, M101, M102, M103, M98, M15, M31.