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Upper East Side

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BoroughManhattan
Area48,667,054 sq ft
MapMap of Upper East Side
Listing(s)274 no-fee
Buildings1106 rental buildings
136 condo buildings
159 coop buildings

Neighborhood Profile

Usually associated with old money, the Upper East Side is a picturesque area of stunning architecture, bountiful cafés, museums and designer boutiques. Don’t let the expensive shops and bevy of tiny dogs intimidate you. In recent years the area has become a little less uptight. The “ladies that lunch” have been joined by young professionals, couples and students and other areas in Manhattan have become “hot spots”. Enjoy a walk in Central Park or a visit to one of New York’s finest museums–the Upper East Side still firmly hangs onto the tradition of classy old New York. Overall, the vibe of the neighborhood is more preppy and conservative than that of other parts of Manhattan.

Apartments & Real Estate

Upper East Side apartments are generally either gorgeous and generously laid out pre-war homes or doorman-guarded new apartment buildings, although the typical New York 5-story apartment buildings dating from around 1900 are also present. Many buildings (particularly in the Easternmost section) are high-rises built after 1970.

Rental prices in the eastern portion of the Upper East Side are slightly lower than those of other areas in Manhattan due to the lack of subway service in the area. Bargain hunters should look around York Avenue.

The main avenues like Park, Madison and Avenues 1, 2 and 3 are generally the luxury apartment building variety, while the number streets have more historic homes which have been divided into apartments.

Park Avenue may be the stereotype for the classiest residences, but the real impressive townhouses can be found on side streets in the East 70s.

Selected Rental Buildings

  • The Fairmont (300 East 75th Street, Upper East Side) photos - 7 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A post-war high-rise building offering a gym, a garage and a children's play area.
  • River East (408 East 92nd Street, Upper East Side) photos - 5 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A modern high-rise doorman building offering a gym.
  • The Strathmore (400 East 84th Street, Upper East Side) photos - 7 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A modern high-rise doorman building offering a gym, a pool, a garage and a children's play area. The apartments have high ceilings (from 9' 0").
  • The Ventura (240 East 86th Street, Upper East Side) photos - 7 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A modern high-rise doorman building offering a gym. Building materials include glass, steel, limestone, and brick.
  • Yorkville Apartments (200 East 82nd Street, Upper East Side) - 7 listings, all of them 'no-fee' apts
    A modern high-rise doorman building offering a gym and laundry facilities.

See all Upper East Side Rental Apartment Buildings (1106 buildings)

Selected No-Fee Rental Listings

$1,850 Studio at The Oxford Houses, 350 sq ft
$4,895 1-Bedroom at The Fairmont
$2,095 Studio at 246 East 71st Street
$2,695 Studio at 61 East 66th Street
$1,995 1-Bedroom at 265 East 78th Street

See all Upper East Side No-Fee Rental Apartments (274 total)

Condo & Co-op Buildings

See all Upper East Side Condo Apartment Buildings (136 buildings)

See our list of Upper East Side Co-op Apartment Buildings (159 buildings)

Subdivisions

The north-western corner of the neighborhood is often called Carnegie Hill, the north-eastern one Yorkville and the south-eastern - Lenox Hill. You may also hear the name "Upper Carnegie Hill" to describe buildings lining Fifth Avenue on blocks that are technically part of East Harlem.

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Current Rental Statistics

TypeMedianAverageAds
Studio$2,450 $2,623 43
1-Bedroom$3,195 $3,290 117
2-Bedroom$5,098 $5,342 74
3-Bedroom$8,295 $9,357 31
4-Bedroom$16,000 $14,775 6
see all Upper East Side Rental Apartments
rental statistics as of 29/Aug/2015.