Upper East Side

Welcome to Upper East Side

A polished and posh neighborhood brimming with historic architectural decadence and preeminent cultural institutions.

Bordered to the west by Central Park, the Upper East neighborhood of Manhattan has been revered for its affluent, cultured population and refined atmosphere. Highly historical, the neighborhood contains a plethora of Civil War-era homes and significant architectural structures along its arbored streets. 


Many of the nation’s famous families — such as the Rockefellers, the Roosevelts, and the Kennedys — were once settled in the Upper East and helped establish the area as the elegant and classy neighborhood known today. Here, the flourishing beauty of
Central Park beckons to the outdoor enthusiasts, while the famous Museum Mile is populated with world-renowned cultural institutions.

Upper East Side Real Estate Market

The residential real estate offerings in the Upper East neighborhood are legendary, partly because of their expansive range of styles and spaces. Spacious Upper East townhomes and lavish condos with ample room for families come replete with historical flair and modernized amenities, while doorman buildings with smaller square footage radiate with a luxurious opulence that’s hard to find elsewhere. Contact the Stanton Hoch Team of Upper East Side real estate agents & realtors to find luxury condos & townhomes for sale in the Upper East Side.

What to Love

  • Quiet, suburban feel separate from the rest of the city
  • Central Park right in your backyard
  • Vibrant sense of history and intellectualism

People & Lifestyle

Young professionals and those newer to the city will fall in love with the Upper East, especially since the neighborhood is peppered with affordable walk-ups in addition to its regal townhomes. It’s an excellent location for families and those who desire a more serene lifestyle.

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

Much like the neighboring Upper West community, the Upper East is a mecca of delightful epicurean adventures. Retail enthusiasts will want to traverse along 3rd Avenue to browse the neighborhood’s best collection of stores, which includes name brands like Anthropologie, and Nordstrom as well as tons of boutiques. 

It’s hard to know where to begin eating in the Upper East neighborhood, but if you want to start with dessert, Sant Ambroeus is the perfect spot. Renowned for its gorgeous and state-of-the-art espresso and coffee bar, this charming venue also dishes out some of the best gelatos around and is highly praised for its traditional Milanese meals. 

Italian restaurants come in droves in the Upper East, each with its own flair. Whether you’re enjoying a classy date night at Sistina, reveling in the decadent and innovative traditional Italian fare with a twist and chic art collection of Caravaggio, or falling in love with the people-watching and old-school vibes at Elio’s, there’s no shortage of locations to find a tempting ravioli or sumptuous tortellini. 

Head to Boqueria for a night out with friends to enjoy elevated Spanish tapas and classic cocktails. Dig into Catalan roasted chicken and mouth-watering paellas. Popular for its smoked fish, epic brunches, and local seasonal menu, Eli’s Table takes New American cuisine to the next level. In search of a casual, quintessential NYC bite? JG Melon boasts craveable burgers and a retro-feel — jukebox included. 

Things to Do

In the Upper East, greenspaces and museums are abundant and world-renowned. Everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors — while being in the vibrant NYC metropolis — can be found at Central Park. Holding 843 acres of land, the development of Central Park began in 1858. What was envisioned as simply a lush respite from the dense bustle of city life has since become one of the most visited parks in the county. 

In Central Park, visitors will encounter formal gardens, skating rinks, paths for running, biking, and walking, a zoo, food locations, meadows, woodlands, and theaters. At the heart of Central Park lies Bethesda Terrace, a focal point and resting place of the Bethesda Fountain. One of the largest fountains in New York, the Bethesda Fountain additionally has one of the most recognizable statues in the world: a bronze angel hovering over calm waters and four cherubim. 

It’s simple to expand your mind in the Upper East, which is packed with premier museums and art galleries. The Guggenheim, for instance, is astonishing for its architecture alone. Designed by the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright, the building has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has an astonishing array of modern and contemporary art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, or “The Met,” as it’s better known, has an art collection that spans over 5,000 years of global creations and styles. It was founded in 1870 and still works to encourage the continuation of arts education in the community and the world.  

 
 
 

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