With many exclusive luxury apartments in co-ops and condos along Fifth Avenue and Park Avenue, there are also many beautiful townhouses that line the narrower streets. More reasonably priced apartments and homes can be found closer to the river. Madison Avenue is host to some of the city's toniest shopping including glamorous designer clothing stores such as Armani, Ralph Lauren and Gianni Versace. And throughout the area, there is no shortage of places to eat. Chic, sleek trendsetting restaurants alternate with warm ethnic nooks. Before or after an expedition along Madison Avenue or Museum Mile, you can easily satisfy any craving from among the myriad cuisines, yummy delights and noshing possibilities throughout the Upper East Side.
Other attributes of this locale include its proximity to Central Park and its numerous elite schools, of prime importance to families. The Dalton School, Chapin, and some of the best public schools in the city, such as P.S. 6, are all located here. While many families have understandably flocked here, more and more young professionals and singles are moving to the Upper East Side as well.