The Upper West Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River and between West 59th Street and West 110th Street. The Upper West Side is sometimes also considered by real estate brokers to include the neighborhood of Morningside Heights.
Like the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side is an upscale, primarily residential area with many of its residents working in more commercial areas in Midtown and Lower Manhattan. It has the reputation of being home to New York City's cultural, intellectual hub, and artistic workers, while the Upper East Side is traditionally perceived to be home to commercial and business types.
The neighborhood is also referred to for short as just the West Side or the UWS.
Currently, the average rents in this neighborhood are approximately:
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