Northeastern Manhattan from 57th Street to 110th Street and the East River to Fifth Avenue. Neighborhoods include Sutton Place, Lenox Hill, Yorkville and Carnegie Hill.
The Upper East Side’s reputation as a bastion of wealth, power and privilege dates back some 150 years, when the Vanderbilts, Mellons and Carnegies first built their stately mansions here. But oil barons and philanthropists are far from the only folks who enjoy what this lovely area has to offer. In addition to its more relaxed pace and abundance of shops and restaurants ranging from homey to haute, the Upper East Side is also home to a score of world-class museums and equally world-class medical facilities, superb public and private schools and a cozy patch of greenery known as Central Park.
The variety of residential building styles here depend upon the neighborhood and its provenance. Soaring glass towers in Lenox Hill take advantage of spectacular Central Park and East River views, while in prestigious enclaves like Carnegie Hill and Sutton Place, historic pre-war townhomes, Beaux Arts carriage houses and limestone mansions fill the tree-lined blocks. Yorkville offers a range of surprisingly affordable co-ops and rental apartments, many with family-friendly amenities.