The Upper East Side is a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. This affluent area is by Central Park to the west and the East River to the east. FDR Drive runs right along the river, giving residents easy access to the highway system.
Its proximity to Central Park gives the Upper East Side a variety of recreational options. Residents can spend the day at the zoo, the Victorian Gardens Amusement Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and those are just features directly next to the neighborhood – many more attractions lay to the north.
Museums and art galleries dot the interior of the Upper East Side. Spend your time at the Acquavella Galleries, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum or the Jewish Museum, to name a few.
The Upper East Side is filled with upscale restaurants. Foodies from all over stop by to taste dishes crafted by master chefs. Whether you have a craving for top-of-the-line sushi or Czech favorites, there's a restaurant in the neighborhood for you.
The area is home to highly rated schools of all kinds. Families can send their kids to private or public K-12 schools and then enroll them in one of the several colleges located right in the Upper East Side.