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Living in Upper West Side New York

Upper West Side is the 27th most walkable neighborhood in New York with 208,776 residents.

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

Nearby neighborhoods: Upper East Side, Theater District, Hell's Kitchen, Midtown East, Garment District, Roosevelt Island and East Harlem.

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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 hudson river park pier 63 in Upper West Side, New York

hudson river park pier 63

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

Ross Terrace, American Museum of Natural History

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

Upper West Side is the 27th most walkable neighborhood in New York with a Walk Score of 98.

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

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Upper West Side Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Upper West Side to other New York neighborhoods.

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Population

25 Hell's Kitchen 98 97 80 51,840
26 Two Bridges 98 99 87 28,930
27 Upper West Side 98 99 80 208,776
28 Cobble Hill 97 98 90 8,605
29 Brooklyn Heights 97 100 82 20,560

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 812 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Upper West Side.

People in Upper West Side can walk to an average of 32 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 23 bus and 7 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 62 car shares from RelayRides, Zipcar, Hertz On Demand and Enterprise CarShare.

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Photo of 59 St - Columbus Circle in Upper West Side, New York

59 St - Columbus Circle

Photo of Lincoln Center in Upper West Side, New York

Lincoln Center

Photo of Time Warner Center in Upper West Side, New York

Time Warner Center

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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Bike sharing is available from Citi Bike.

Photo of The Globe at Trump International Hotel And Tower in Upper West Side, New York

The Globe at Trump International Hotel And Tower

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

Photo of 59 St - Columbus Circle in Upper West Side, New York

59 St - Columbus Circle

Photo of 59 St - Columbus Circle in Upper West Side, New York

59 St - Columbus Circle

Photo of Lincoln Center in Upper West Side, New York

Lincoln Center

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 Sheep Meadow in Upper West Side, New York

Sheep Meadow

Photo of Time Warner Center in Upper West Side, New York

Time Warner Center

Photo of Time Warner Center in Upper West Side, New York

Time Warner Center

Photo of Trump International Hotel & Tower in Upper West Side, New York

Trump International Hotel & Tower

thumbnail for The Globe at Trump International Hotel And TowerThis large and iconic steel sculpture marks the entrance to Columbus circle, directly outside of Trump International Hotel and Tower

Chelsea Davies
on The Globe at Trump International Hotel And Tower

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

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CENTRAL PK W - W 108 ST

thumbnail for 59 St - Columbus CircleColumbus circle can be easily accessed by subway on the 1, A, C, B, or D lines.

Chelsea Davies
on 59 St - Columbus Circle

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