Boundaries: Central Park West to the Hudson River and 57th Street to 110th Street.
Some of the most distinguished buildings in the city are located here including The Dakota, where John Lennon lived and San Remo, with it's Neo Classical twin towers. Families, professionals, students and everyone in between flock to the Upper West Side to be close to Central Park and Riverside Park, two of the city's most popular parks.
Beyond the parks this neighborhood has something to offer everyone. Fine restaurants, boutique shops, intimate cafe's and gourmet markets such as Zabar's and Fairway are never far away. This is also home to the widely popular Lincoln Center, The Julliard School, American Museum of Natural History and Hayden Planetarium. Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle is filled with high end shops, restaurants and hotels.
Mostly a residential neighborhood, the Upper West Side is loaded with lovely townhouses and magnificent brownstones on tree lined streets. Central Park West is home to some of the most desirable and expensive apartments in the city. Time Warner Center Condominiums also boast hefty price tags. Many celebrities and CEO's have bought here for it's unrivaled views and convenient location.
Overall the Upper West Side is a real neighborhood with friendly people, and every convenience you could want. And by the way, the transportation is also excellent.