If New York City is the cultural capital of America, Manhattan’s Upper East Side is where much of that culture is on display. Positioned between Central Park and the East River, the Upper East Side is home to legendary museums like the Met and the Guggenheim, particularly along 5th Avenue. The food selection is among the most diverse in the country, ranging from major chains and street eats to ultra-exclusive gourmet restaurants representing every corner of the globe (plus, the odds are good that you’ll find your new favorite local coffeehouse right down the block).
Several hospitals and medical centers are located in the immediate area, giving doctors and healthcare professionals who live here the option of walking to work in many cases. Public transportation is readily available, putting the entire city at your fingertips. Naturally, the prime location and gorgeous surroundings attract affluent residents, and apartments here are certainly not cheap.