If there’s one area of Manhattan that is classic, traditional New York, it’s the Upper East Side. Home to upscale shops and some of the city’s best museums, the neighborhood exudes elegance. With streets lined with luxurious brownstones, the affluent residential area is home to the highest real estate price per square foot in the United States. Iconic street names like Madison Avenue, Park Avenue, and Fifth Avenue are all located here.
The Upper East Side has long been the center of high fashion, old wealth, and socialites. The stretch of mansions lining Fifth Avenue tell the story of the Upper East Side’s deep-rooted history as such. While you’re there, be sure to check out Museum Mile, on Fifth Avenue between East 82nd and East 105th Streets. There you’ll find the world-class Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Guggenheim Museum, among others.
The Upper East Side is bordered from 59th Street to 96th Street and from Fifth Avenue to the East River. Get there by taking the 4, 5, and 6 Subway lines to 86th Street. Much of the area is beside Central Park.