Livability Score

78
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (89) A+
Innocent Yesterday
Coffee Shop
Ella's Cafe
Coffee Shop
Pick-A-Bagel
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Joe & The Juice
Coffee Shop
Harbs
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Pick-A-Bagel
Coffee Shop
Joe Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
H&H Midtown Bagels East
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
East Side Bagel Cafe
Coffee Shop
Matto Espresso
Coffee Shop
Joe & The Juice
Coffee Shop
Oslo Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Café Carlyle
Coffee Shop
Bonjour Crepes & Wafflea
Coffee Shop
Cafè Blériot
Coffee Shop
Vivi Bubble Tea
Coffee Shop
Corrado Bread And Pastry
Coffee Shop
Beannocchio's
Coffee Shop
The Green Bean Café
Coffee Shop
le Réveil
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (23) A+
Comic Strip Live
Theatre Arts
Eleanor Roosevelt High Residence
Attraction
Gallery Rene Mele
Art Gallery
Frick Madison
Museum
Unknown Name
Art Gallery
Asia Society
Museum
Archibald’s Townhouse
Attraction
Michael Altman Fine Art
Art Gallery
Frick Collection
Museum
John Jay Swimming Pool
Water Park
Bernard & S Dean Levy Inc.
Theatre Arts
Koreana Art and Antiques
Theatre Arts
Koreana Art and Antiques
Theatre Arts
AMC Loews Orpheum 7
Cinema
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum
Unknown Name
Attraction
Caspary Auditorium
Theatre Arts
Neue Galerie New York
Museum
Rumsey Playfield
Theatre Arts
Society of Illustrators
Museum
Bethesda Fountain
Attraction
Tisch's Children Zoo
Zoo
Guggenheim Museum
Museum
Delacorte Musical Clock
Attraction
Food and Drink (163) A+
McCabes Wine & Spirits
Alcohol
Sable's Smoked Fish
Deli
Citarella
Deli
Barrel to Bottles
Alcohol
Stumble Inn
Bar
Iggy's
Bar
Dunkin'
Fast Food
J.G. Melon
Bar
Keys & Heels
Bar
Doc Watson's
Bar
Chopt
Fast Food
Heidi’s House
Bar
Ed's Elbow Room
Bar
Dos Toros Taqueria
Fast Food
William Poll
Deli
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Big Apple Wine & Spirits
Alcohol
Butterfield Market
Deli
Xi'an Famous Foods
Fast Food
Luke’s Bar & Grill
Bar
Eli's Market
Deli
American Bar
Bar
76 Liquors
Alcohol
Eli's List
Alcohol
Wine Emporium
Alcohol
Fitness (16) A+
Equinox
Gym
New York Sports Clubs
Gym
Hungarian House of New York
Community Centre
New York Health & Racquet Club
Gym
SoulCycle
Gym
Real Pilates
Gym
Rumble
Gym
Barry's
Gym
Barry's
Gym
Equinox
Gym
New York Sports Clubs
Gym
92nd Street Y, New York
Gym
Synergy Fitness Clubs
Gym
Pegatessu Fitness
Gym
Manhattan Community Board 8
Community Centre
Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center
Community Centre
New York Sports Clubs
Gym
Dani Scher, LLC
Gym
Equinox
Gym
Yoga Spa Lounge 1881
Gym
Recreation Center 54
Gym
TOP OF THE ONE
Gym
U.S. Athletic Training Center
Gym
Equinox
Gym
NYSC
Gym
Groceries (56) A+
Fleishers Craft Butchery
Butcher
SNOB
Bakery
Gristedes
Grocery Store
Leonard's Market
Butcher
Gristedes
Grocery Store
Breads Bakery
Bakery
Green Cart
Grocery Store
Orwashers
Bakery
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Morton Williams
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Chip City
Bakery
A Matter of Health
Grocery Store
A Matter of Health
Health Food
Gristedes
Grocery Store
Morton Williams
Grocery Store
Lady M Cake Boutique
Bakery
Morton Williams
Grocery Store
World Cup Cafe & Bakery
Bakery
Levain Bakery
Bakery
Miss Madeline
Bakery
D'Agostino
Grocery Store
The Food Emporium
Grocery Store
By the Way Bakery
Bakery
East Side Health Food
Health Food
Parks (20) A+
Poses Park
Park
James Michael Levin Playground
Playground
John Jay Park
Park
St. Catherine's Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Ruth and Arthur Smadbeck-Heckscher East Playground
Playground
East 72nd Street Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Ancient Playground
Playground
Billy Johnson Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Ruppert Park
Park
Manhattan Park Parcel A
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Carl Schurz Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Central Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Tramway Plaza
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Shops (323) A+
bluemercury
Beauty
Visionary Optics
Optician
Willow Road
Clothing
U & Me Nails
Beauty
Aaron Emanuel Salon
Hairdresser
PBteen
Furniture
Level 78 Barber Shop
Hairdresser
DLI Nail
Beauty
#1 Farmer's Market
Convenience Store
Benefit Brow Bar
Beauty
City Barbers
Hairdresser
Ricky's NYC
Beauty
Vivaldi
Clothing
Renee's Hair Designs
Beauty
East Side Grocery
Convenience Store
Second Chance
Clothing
Nordstrom
Department Store
Thomas Taft Salon
Hairdresser
Cozy's Cuts for Kids
Hairdresser
Freedom Market
Convenience Store
Verizon
Electronics
Ina
Clothing
Windsor Florest
Florist
zang toi
Clothing
Dea Beauty Salon
Beauty
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 52.1% take public transportation in Upper East Side.
Public Transit Stops (152)
Stops & Stations
A+
3rd Avenue & East 77th Street
Bus Stop
2 Av/E 75 St
Bus Stop
East 79th Street & 3rd Avenue
Bus Stop
2 Av/E 78 St
Bus Stop
77th Street
Transit Station
Lexington Avenue & East 77th Street
Bus Stop
East 79th Street & 2nd Avenue
Bus Stop
East 79th Street & 3rd Avenue
Bus Stop
3rd Avenue & East 79th Street
Bus Stop
3rd Avenue & East 72nd Street
Bus Stop
Lexington Avenue & East 79th Street
Bus Stop
East 79th Street & Lexington Avenue
Bus Stop
East 72nd Street & 2nd Avenue
Bus Stop
East 72nd Street & 3rd Avenue
Bus Stop
East 79th Street & Lexington Avenue
Bus Stop
East 72nd Street & 3rd Avenue
Bus Stop
72nd Street
Transit Station
1st Avenue & East 75th Street
Bus Stop
East 72nd Street & 2nd Avenue
Bus Stop
1st Avenue & East 77th Street
Bus Stop
2 Av/E 72 St
Bus Stop
East 72nd Street & Lexington Avenue
Bus Stop
East 72nd Street & Lexington Avenue
Bus Stop
East 79th Street & 1st Avenue
Bus Stop
Lexington Avenue & East 72nd Street
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
52.1%
A+
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Upper East Side is 266/100 - which is 128% higher than New York.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime C-

Upper East Side crime rates are 2,836 per 100k, which is 32% higher than New York
Property Crime
2,515 crimes per 100k
D-
Violent Crime
321 crimes per 100k
C+
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employment A+

The median income in Upper East Side is $152,408 - which is 151% higher than New York.
Med. Household Income
$152,408
A+
Unemployment Rate
2.5%
A
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (84)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
FDNY Engine 44
Fire Station
Value Price Pharmacy
Pharmacy
The Dermatology Specialists
Doctor
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
New Drug Loft
Pharmacy
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
Lenox Hill Hospital
Hospital
Discreet Plastic Surgery
Doctor
CityMD
Clinic
Eisler Chemists
Pharmacy
National Dental
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Divine Smiles Dental
Dentist
Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates at Wright
Clinic
Rowe Plastic Surgery
Clinic
Monica Tadros, MD, FACS
Clinic
Gracie Square Hospital
Hospital
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Mount Sinai Doctors 77th Street Urology
Doctor
Labiaplasty NYC
Clinic
Caligor Pharmacy
Pharmacy
SLim Dental Kids
Dentist
Health Wise Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B

Upper East Side home prices are $1,412,032 - which is 393% higher than New York
Home Price
$1,412,032
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
35%
A+
Home Affordability
9.3x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A+

The Upper East Side graduation rate is 97% - which is 18% higher than New York
School Test Scores
83%
A
High School Grad. Rates
97%
A+
Elementary Schools (31) A+
The Birch Wathen Lenox School
Jhs 167 Robert F Wagner
The Cathedral School
The Allen-Stevenson School
The Buckley School
The Hewitt School
Ps 290 Manhattan New School
The Caedmon School
The Children'S Academy
East Side Elementray School-Ps 267
Ps 158 Baylard Taylor
Yorkville East Middle School
East Side Middle School
St Stephen Of Hungary School
Lyce Franais De New York
Ps 6 Lillie D Blake
Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School
Ella Baker School
St Ignatius Loyola School
The Town School
Marymount School Of Ny
Ps 183 Robert L Stevenson
The Chapin School Ltd
Ps 169 Robert F Kennedy
The Brearley School
High Schools (22) A+
The Birch Wathen Lenox School
St Jean Baptiste High School
The Allen-Stevenson School
The Buckley School
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
The Hewitt School
Manhattan High School For Girls
Lyce Franais De New York
Loyola High School
Manhattan International High School
Ramaz Upper School
Talent Unlimited High School
Vanguard High School
Urban Academy Laboratory High School
Dominican Academy
St Vincent Ferrer High School
Marymount School Of Ny
The Chapin School Ltd
Ps 169 Robert F Kennedy
The Brearley School
The Brearley School
Dalton School
The Spence School
Nightingale-Bamford School
Trevor Day School
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ratings A+

Upper East Side has an overall rating of 85% from 14 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (13)
From AreaVibes
B+
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Upper East Side Area Facts

  • Upper East Side has a Livability Score of 78/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Upper East Side crime rates are 2% lower than the New York average
  • Cost of living in Upper East Side is 57% higher than the New York average
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Upper East Side Reviews

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NYC's Upper East - It's Not for Non-Millionaires Anymore 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 05, 2012) I lived on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for five years in the mid-90's. This neighborhood extends from 59th Street to 96th street and the East River to Fifth Avenue-Central Park, officially. When I resided on the Upper East Side Neighborhood it was felt that you didn't really ...Read More live in the area until 75th Street or thereabouts.

There's a perceived attitude about the area best summed up in a quote from the sitcom, Seinfeld. Kramer says to Jerry "If you're not gonna be a part of a civil society, then just get in your car and drive on over to the East Side". But when I lived there, just out of college, it was youthful, fun and full of things to do. Many things haven't changed in the neighborhood. There is the world famous restaurant Elaine's and plenty of other great places to eat, maybe just not as famous. Personally, I still love Cafe Trevi, a very romantic restaurant (which I can attest to via some great first dates!) with great northern Italian fare. There's also Daniel's, one of the consistently top rated restaurants in the city and run by the famous chef Daniel Boulud. What this translates into is you can spend hours celebrity watching.

There's a great cultural life, too. The area has enough great museums, modern (the Guggenheim is one), traditional (the Metropolitan Museum of Art is world reknown) and scientific (for example, the Rose, formerly the Haydn Planetarium) and the Museum of Natural History, (which everyone knows about - even if they've only seen it in movies) to keep any curious mind entertained. There's varied shopping, from the Gap on 86th Street to the exlusive Ralph Lauren Mansion on 867 Madison Ave between 71st St & 70th Streets. Not to mention the world's greatest respite from city living - Central Park.

It's definitely grown more expensive, however. On average, one square foot costs over $11,000. This means a very homogenous population. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Upper East Side? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Poses Park
James Michael Levin Playground
John Jay Park
St. Catherine's Park
Unknown Name
Ruth and Arthur Smadbeck-Heckscher East Playground
East 72nd Street Playground
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Comic Strip Live
Eleanor Roosevelt High Residence
Gallery Rene Mele
Frick Madison
Unknown Name
Asia Society
Archibald’s Townhouse
Michael Altman Fine Art

Food & Drink

McCabes Wine & Spirits
Sable's Smoked Fish
Citarella
Barrel to Bottles
Stumble Inn
Iggy's
Dunkin'
J.G. Melon

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Upper East Side? Of all people who commute, 52.1% take public transportation in Upper East Side.
Drive to Work
7%

47% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
52%

24% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
21%

15% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Upper East Side a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler
Montefiore Medical Center West Campus Moses Division Hospital
New York City Children's Center Bronx Campus
Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
North Central Bronx Hospital
George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery
Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center
Lenox Health Greenwich Village

Pharmacies

Walgreens
Rite Aid
Duane Reade
City Chemist
Saldo Drugs
X.I.P.
Duane Reade
Rite Aid

Doctors

Chait Mental Health Center
Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center
New York Academy of Medicine
Marie-France Conde Pediatrics
Forest Hills Podiatry
Quality Med
Ahmadur Rahman MD PC
Robert Lechtenberg, M.D.

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