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Living in Upper West Side New York

Upper West Side is the 25th most walkable neighborhood in New York with 202,676 residents.

Upper West Side has world-class public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Central Park, Carnegie Hill, Columbus Circle, Upper East Side, Morningside Heights, Midtown and Sutton Place.

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Walk Score of Upper West Side, New York, NY

Upper West Side is a Walker’s Paradise

Daily errands do not require a car.

Photo of American Museum of Natural History in Upper West Side, New York

American Museum of Natural History

Photo of American Museum of Natural History in Upper West Side, New York

American Museum of Natural History

Daily errands do not require a car in Upper West Side New York.

Upper West Side is the 25th most walkable neighborhood in New York with a Walk Score of 97.

Find apartments in New York's most walkable neighborhoods: Little Italy, Chinatown and NoHo.

Upper West Side New York Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for Trump Place - 160 Riverside Blvd in the Upper West Side area
from $2,545
Rental info for Parc Cameron in the Upper West Side area
from $2,305
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for West 96th in the Upper West Side area
from $3,705
1 bed
Walk Score 99
Rental info for The Westmont in the Upper West Side area
from $3,000
Studio
Walk Score 98
Rental info for Parc 77 in the Upper West Side area
from $3,195
Studio
Walk Score 99
Rental info for The Sagamore in the Upper West Side area
from $2,527
Studio
Walk Score 100
Rental info for Trump Place - 140 Riverside Blvd in the Upper West Side area
from $3,040
Rental info for Trump Place - 180 Riverside Blvd in the Upper West Side area
from $2,920

Upper West Side Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Upper West Side to other New York neighborhoods.

Rank

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Name

Walk Score

Transit Score

Bike Score

Population

23 Cobble Hill 98 98 84 7,042
24 Columbus Circle 98 100 69 23,094
25 Upper West Side 97 99 79 202,676
26 Fordham 97 100 68 46,622
27 Brooklyn Heights 97 100 72 20,207

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 1,252 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Upper West Side.

People in Upper West Side can walk to an average of 49 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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thumbnail for hudson river park pier 63Walk along the Pier and see the NYC Harbor

Erwin Gonzalez
on hudson river park pier 63

Transit Score of Upper West Side, New York, NY

Upper West Side is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find Upper West Side New York apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Upper West Side has world-class public transportation and about 24 bus and 6 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Upper West Side on public transit.

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Upper West Side has about 63 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar, Hertz On Demand and Enterprise CarShare.

Bike Score of Upper West Side, New York, NY

Upper West Side is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Photo of Lincoln Center in Upper West Side, New York

Lincoln Center

Photo of Sheep Meadow in Upper West Side, New York

Sheep Meadow

Photo of PS 87 William T. Sherman School in Upper West Side, New York

PS 87 William T. Sherman School

Photo of West 85th Street, New York, NY in Upper West Side, New York

West 85th Street, New York, NY

Photo of US Laundry in Upper West Side, New York

US Laundry

Photo of W 72 ST - BROADWAY in Upper West Side, New York

W 72 ST - BROADWAY

thumbnail for Ross Terrace, American Museum of Natural HistoryEnter at 81st Street, head southeast, and the stairway is at around 80th St. Walk up and there's a delightful terrace that, in the summertime, has fountains for kids to play in.

Howard Freeman
on Ross Terrace, American Museum of Natural History

Photo of Arthur Ross Pinetum in Upper West Side, New York

Arthur Ross Pinetum

Photo of 155 W 68th St in Upper West Side, New York

155 W 68th St

Photo of Columbus Circle in Upper West Side, New York

Columbus Circle

Photo of Columbus Circle in Upper West Side, New York

Columbus Circle

thumbnail for The AvalonThe Avalon, located at 1 Morningside Drive, is a luxury apartment complex with various size apartment for sale and rent. Right in #MorningsideHeights, this beautiful complex is situated right along Morningside Park with views of Morningside Pond.

Kathleen Patricia Odenthal
on The Avalon

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75th St

Photo of Central Park West in Upper West Side, New York

Central Park West

Photo of Barnard College in Upper West Side, New York

Barnard College

Photo of Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Upper West Side, New York

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

thumbnail for Sheep MeadowThere are 235 species of birds in Central Park, and the lush greenery and water sources are ideal for nesting and raising young. Well-known birding spot.

Scott Zevon
on Sheep Meadow

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