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 (64) A+
Cafe Lalo
Coffee Shop
Le Pain Quotidien
Coffee Shop
Cafe on Broadway
Coffee Shop
The Crossbar
Coffee Shop
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Coffee Shop
Chalait
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Zabar's Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Bluestone Lane Upper West Side
Coffee Shop
Joe Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Amsterdam Gourmet
Coffee Shop
H&H Midtown Bagels East
Coffee Shop
Irving Farm Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
World Coffee
Coffee Shop
Bagel Talk
Coffee Shop
Tal Bagels
Coffee Shop
Mille-Feuille Bakery Cafe
Coffee Shop
Le Pain Quotidien
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Le Pain Quotidien
Coffee Shop
Edgar's Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (36) A+
AMC Loews 84th Street 6
Cinema
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Museum
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation
Museum
Rose Center for Earth and Space
Museum
American Museum of Natural History
Museum
Hayden Planetarium
Museum
Beacon Theater
Theatre Arts
Symphony Space
Theatre Arts
New-York Historical Society
Museum
NYC Barber Shop Museum
Museum
Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre
Theatre Arts
Broadway Mall Gallery
Art Gallery
Triad Theater
Theatre Arts
Delacorte Theater
Theatre Arts
The Dakota
Attraction
Bow Bridge
Attraction
AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13
Cinema
Kaufman Music Center
Theatre Arts
Merkin Concert Hall
Theatre Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum
Walter Reade Theater
Cinema
Clark Studio Theater
Theatre Arts
Bethesda Fountain
Attraction
Unknown Name
Attraction
Food and Drink (141) A+
Chipotle
Fast Food
Hale and Hearty
Fast Food
Soldier McGee
Bar
George Kelley. Fine Ales & Lagers.
Bar
Ample Hills Creamery
Sweets
Tiki Chick
Bar
Mitchell's Wines & Liquors
Alcohol
The Dead Poet
Bar
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream
Sweets
Dunkin'
Fast Food
The Gin Mill
Bar
St. James Gate
Bar
NYC Wine & Spirits
Alcohol
The Tangled Vine
Bar
Barney Greengrass
Deli
Jake's Dilemma
Bar
Oaxaca Tacos
Fast Food
McAleer's Pub
Bar
Amorino
Sweets
T&R Pizza
Fast Food
Dublin House
Bar
Boubon St
Bar
Great Burrito
Fast Food
Big Gay Ice Cream
Sweets
79th Street Wine & Spirits
Alcohol
Fitness (22) A+
NeXa Pilates and Fitness
Gym
Manhattan Community Board 7
Community Centre
New York Sports Clubs
Gym
Dani Scher, LLC
Gym
Pure Yoga
Gym
SoulCycle
Gym
Equinox
Gym
X93 Fitness
Gym
The Little Gym
Gym
New York Sports Clubs
Gym
New York Sports Clubs
Gym
Franciscan Community Center
Community Centre
CorePower Yoga
Gym
Equinox
Gym
Body Strength Fitness
Gym
TOP OF THE ONE
Gym
Riverside Wellness
Gym
New York Empire Baseball
Gym
SoulCycle
Gym
Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center
Community Centre
Row House
Gym
Real Pilates
Gym
Equinox
Gym
92nd Street Y, New York
Gym
SoulCycle
Gym
Groceries (50) A+
Broadway Farm
Grocery Store
Key Food
Grocery Store
Treat House
Bakery
Orwashers Bakery
Bakery
Zabar's
Grocery Store
Insomnia Cookies
Bakery
Gary Null's Uptown Whole Foods
Grocery Store
By the Way Bakery
Bakery
Bagel Talk
Bakery
Barzini's
Grocery Store
Westside Market
Grocery Store
Levain Bakery
Bakery
Seasons
Grocery Store
D'Agostino
Grocery Store
Mast Market
Health Food
Citarella
Grocery Store
Bourke Street Bakery
Bakery
Fairway Market
Grocery Store
Levain Bakery
Bakery
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Pioneer Supermarket
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Grandaisy Bakery
Bakery
Paris Baguette
Bakery
Key Food
Grocery Store
Parks (63) A+
River Run Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Riverside Park
Park
Eightyninth Street Playground
Park
Saint Gregory's Park
Park
West 87th Street Garden
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Tecumseh Playground
Park
Theodore Roosevelt Park
Park
Hippo Playground
Playground
The Henry Neufeld Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Toll Family Playground
Playground
Diana Ross Playground
Playground
Sol Bloom Playground
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Joan of Arc Park
Park
Abraham and Joseph Spector Playground
Playground
Classic Playground
Playground
Verdi Square
Park
Safari Playground
Playground
Pinetum Playground
Playground
PS75 Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Tarr-Coyne Wild West Playground
Playground
Shops (208) A+
Harry's Shoes for Kids
Shoes
Aldo
Shoes
Chico's
Clothing
Pricewise Discount
Home Improvement
Victoria's Secret
Clothing
Harry's Shoes
Shoes
Le Posh
Hairdresser
Talbots
Clothing
Magpie
Gift Shop
Sprint
Electronics
West Side Kids
Toys
Darryl's
Clothing
Eddie's Bicycles
Bicycle
AT&T
Electronics
Barnes & Noble
Books
Mike's Furniture Store
Furniture
Daniel Express
Electronics
West Nail
Beauty
Amsterdam Cafe
Florist
The Eye Man
Optician
claire's
Fashion
82nd Street Grocery
Convenience Store
NY Hair Co.
Hairdresser
212 NYC Wireless
Electronics
Westsider Rare & Used Books
Books
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 57.3% take public transportation in Upper West Side.
Public Transit Stops (153)
Stops & Stations
A+
Broadway & West 84 Street
Bus Stop
Broadway / 84th St
Bus Stop
Broadway / 82nd St
Bus Stop
Broadway & West 86th Street
Bus Stop
Amsterdam Avenue & West 83rd Street
Bus Stop
86th St / Broadway
Bus Stop
86th Street
Transit Station
Broadway & West 82nd Street
Bus Stop
West 86th Street & Broadway
Bus Stop
W 86th St / Amsterdam Ave
Bus Stop
Broadway & West 86th Street
Bus Stop
Amsterdam Avenue & West 81st Street
Bus Stop
86th St / Amsterdam Ave
Bus Stop
81st Street & Amsterdam Avenue
Bus Stop
Broadway & West 88th Street
Bus Stop
Broadway & West 79th St
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
West 79th Street & Broadway
Bus Stop
Amsterdam Ave / 79th Street
Bus Stop
79th Street
Transit Station
West 79th Street & Broadway
Bus Stop
Columbus Avenue & West 84th Street
Bus Stop
79th Street / Amsterdam Ave
Bus Stop
Broadway & West 79th Street
Bus Stop
Columbus Avenue & West 86th Street
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
57.3%
A+
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Upper West Side is 279/100 - which is 138% higher than New York.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime D

Upper West Side crime rates are 3,128 per 100k, which is 45% higher than New York
Property Crime
2,744 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
384 crimes per 100k
D+
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employment A+

The median income in Upper West Side is $137,257 - which is 126% higher than New York.
Med. Household Income
$137,257
A+
Unemployment Rate
3.0%
B
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (48)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Weill Cornell Medicine Primary Care at Broadway
Hospital
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
Broadway Family Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Broadway Family Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Volodymyrs Clinic
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
CityMD
Clinic
FDNY Engine 74
Fire Station
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
NYPD 20 PCT
Police
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
Apthorp Pharmacy
Pharmacy
FDNY Ladder 25/District Office 4/Division 3
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
ColumbiaDoctors West 86th Street
Doctor
Amsterdam Westside Dental Associates
Dentist
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
Mount Sinai Urgent Care
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Passport Health Travel Clinic
Clinic
New Amsterdam Drug Mart
Pharmacy
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
Ivan Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Duane Reade
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B

Upper West Side home prices are $1,520,156 - which is 431% higher than New York
Home Price
$1,520,156
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
46%
A+
Home Affordability
11.1x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools A+

The Upper West Side graduation rate is 92% - which is 12% higher than New York
School Test Scores
71%
B
High School Grad. Rates
92%
A
Elementary Schools (52) A+
Ps 811 Mickey Mantle School
Metropolitan Montessori School
The Geneva School Of Manhattan West Campus
Success Academy Charter School-Upper West
Calhoun School
Ps 9 Sarah Anderson
Anderson School (The)
Bilingual Buds Inc
Ps 166 Richard Rogers School Of The Arts & Science (The)
Collegiate School
Ps 87 William Sherman
Rodeph Sholom School
The Speyer Legacy School
Ms 245 Computer School (The)
Ps 452
West Side Montessori School
Dwight School
Lafayette Academy
Community Action School-Ms 258
Ps 333 Manhattan School For Children
Dwight School
Ps 84 Lillian Weber
Ms 247 Dual Language Middle School
The Studio School
The Ideal School Of Manhattan
High Schools (24) A+
Frank Mccourt High School
Urban Assembly School For Green Careers (The)
Calhoun School
Innovation Diploma Plus
Global Learning Collaborative (The)
The Smith School
Collegiate School
Dwight School
Dwight School
The Ideal School Of Manhattan
Robert Louis Stevenson School
Special Music School
Fusion Academy Lc: Manhattan - Lincoln Center
York Prep School
Edward A Reynolds West Side High School
Manhattan/Hunter Science High School
High School Of Arts And Technology
High School For Law Advocacy And Community Justice
Maxine Greene High School For Imaginative Inquiry (The)
Urban Assembly School For Media Studies
Marymount School Of Ny
Fiorello H Laguardia High School
The Spence School
Nightingale-Bamford School
Beacon High School
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ratings A+

Upper West Side has an overall rating of 90% from 14 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (13)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Upper West Side Area Facts

  • Upper West Side has a Livability Score of 78/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Upper West Side crime rates are 8% higher than the New York average
  • Cost of living in Upper West Side is 64% higher than the New York average
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Manhattan's Upper West Side - Gritty, Green and Pretty Great 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 05, 2012) The upper west side of Manhattan was my home for four years when I was a college student at Barnard College. I actually grew up at the south end of Manhattan Island in Greenwich Village, but had rarely traveled further north than 14th Street. As I became more familiar with the ar ...Read More ea - ranging from 59th Street and Central Park West to 110th Street and the Hudson River - I noticed the vibrant street life that grew out of a diverse population of students, immigrants from all over the globe and native New Yorkers of all ages. The character of the neighborhood also grows out its physical setting alongside Central Park and Riverside Park next to the Hudson River. Some of the area's apartments and brownstones were built during the 19th century and the complexity of the architecture and adornment of the structures add to an authentic historic sense of time gone by. Some of the great structures in the area include the Museum of Natural History on 81st Street and Central Park West and the Dakota apartments on 72nd Street, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono lived.

When I lived on the upper west side, I spent much of my time walking down the wide avenues like Broadway, Amsterdam and Columbus, where I found plenty of cheap restaurants and interesting shops. Tom's Restaurant, on 112th St. and Broadway became famous as the home away from home meeting spot on the "Seinfeld" television series. Before that, it was just a place where Columbia and Barnard students went to grab coffee before class. Grocery shopping on the upper west side is a treat because you can find terrific ethnic food shops like the Taco Stand on 96th St. or Zabar's, known countrywide for its bagels, smoked fish and cheeses alongside other gourmet delicacies.

Manhattan's upper west side has always been a magnet for anyone looking for an exciting urban neighborhood filled with all the best of New York City. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

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

Parks

River Run Playground
Unknown Name
Riverside Park
Eightyninth Street Playground
Saint Gregory's Park
West 87th Street Garden
Unknown Name
Tecumseh Playground

Entertainment

AMC Loews 84th Street 6
Children's Museum of Manhattan
Unknown Name
Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation
Rose Center for Earth and Space
American Museum of Natural History
Hayden Planetarium
Beacon Theater

Food & Drink

Chipotle
Hale and Hearty
Soldier McGee
George Kelley. Fine Ales & Lagers.
Ample Hills Creamery
Tiki Chick
Mitchell's Wines & Liquors
The Dead Poet

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Upper West Side? Of all people who commute, 57.3% take public transportation in Upper West Side.
Drive to Work
5%

48% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
57%

29% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
12%

6% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Upper West 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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