The Upper West Side has become one of Manhattan's most coveted locations. Full of entertainment, fashionable stores and drop-dead gorgeous architecture, the Upper West Side attracts a wide variety of residents, visitors, and garden-variety wanderers. Charming townhouses, luxurious co-ops, and to-die-for condos with park and river views tend to be some of the most sought-after residences in Manhattan. You'll also find distinguished pre-war brownstones, many of them lining the blocks west of Broadway, and stunning landmarks that cast shadows along the western edge of Central Park. Two of the most architecturally distinguished buildings in the country, the impressive Dakota and the Italian Baroque San Remo, with its looming twin towers, are both on Central Park West. These and many other choice addresses on the shady streets and Central Park West are home to celebrities of all types; Dustin Hoffman, Yoko Ono, and Jerry Seinfeld are just a few of the celebs enjoying the area's residential bliss.
The area canvasses 59th to 125th Street between Central Park to the east and Hudson River on the west. While primarily wealthy, there are also middle class residents here, all living in peaceful harmony. The area includes many artists, actors, celebrities, educators, and professionals. The Upper West Side also boasts its own culture. It is home to the Museum of Natural History with its mammoth dinosaurs, a truly awe-inspiring Planetarium, and the magnificent Lincoln Center, as well as numerous other performing arts centers. Popular and trendy bars, as well as gourmet food (think Zabars) and outdoor restaurants, are commonplace in this hip and luxurious locale.
This fun-packed, diverse neighborhood with its tree-shaded streets, friendly neighbors, and charming residences-some with magical views of the Hudson River-illustrates with remarkable persuasion why professionals, artists, and academics alike hunger to live here.