Welcome to Upper West Side
Comfortably situated between Central Park and Riverside Park with an array of smaller parks scattered in between, the Upper West Side is considered one of the greenest neighborhoods in Manhattan. In addition to its peaceful greenspace and stunning tree-lined brownstone blocks, the Upper West Side is also home to popular museums and cultural centers including the Natural History Museum and Lincoln Center which hosts The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, New York City Ballet, and several other arts programs.
The Upper West Side is also home to several prestigious colleges and universities, including Columbia University, Barnard College, Juilliard, Fordham Law School, and others. For that reason, the Upper West Side has attracted intellectuals and cultural icons, including filmmakers, writers, actors, musicians, and professors. Those seeking the hustle and bustle of the city are often drawn to Columbus Circle, the southernmost part of the Upper West Side, which features one of the only multi-level malls in Manhattan as well as several high-rise office buildings, including the Hearst Tower.