Upper East Side in Manhattan NY

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The Upper East Side is known for its luxury boutiques, proximity to Central Park and world-famous cultural attractions—in particular Museum Mile, the stretch of nine museums that line Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 105th Streets. A stroll along Park, Madison or Lexington Avenues finds the elegant townhouses and brownstones frequently associated with the neighborhood, long home to some of the city's wealthiest residents.

The Upper East Side maintains one of the highest pricing per square foot in the United States. A 2002 report cited the average cost per square foot as $856; however, that price has noticed a substantial jump, increasing to almost as much as $1,200 per square foot as of 2006.

The Upper East neighborhood, with elegant rows of landmark townhouses, once known as the 'Silk Stocking District', has much of the most expensive real estate in the United States with 2+ bedroom apartments starting at an average $5 million and the famous Fifth and Madison avenue townhouses starting at an average $20 million. The most expensive Upper East Side penthouse in the NY Times realestate is selling for $70 million in the The Pierre Hotel, and the most expensive townhouse costing $58 million on Madison. This exclusive district is believed to be the greatest concentration of individual wealth in the nation.

The Upper East Side includes the area from 59th Street to 96th Street and 5th Avenue to the East River - including all of Lenox Hill, Yorkville, Carnegie Hill and areas along Park Avenue, Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue (zip codes 10022, 10065, 10021, 10075, 10028 and 10128).

The stretch of Fifth Avenue between 82nd and 105th Streets has been renamed Museum Mile because of its astonishing number of world-class cultural treasures and some of New York's most distinguished architecture such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. It is lined with the former mansions of the Upper East Side's more illustrious industrialists and philanthropists.

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