Carnegie Hill combines the swankiness of the Upper East Side with the hominess of a small, tight-knit community, all bound together by the pristine preservation of the neighborhood’s identity. With its brownstones, low-rise buildings, and long-time tenants, Carnegie Hill is a pocket of calm and charm. Shopping is prevalent in the neighborhood with designer shops, boutiques, and bookstores; cozy restaurants and renowned schools are also knit into the community fabric. Home to Museum Mile, cultural opportunities abound with institutions like the Guggenheim, the Jewish Museum, and the National Design Museum.
While some New Yorkers view the Upper East Side as a stodgy neighborhood, Lenox Hill is a welcome breath of fresh air. The neighborhood, which is densely populated with bars, restaurants, boutiques, and people, tends to attract a younger, posher crowd. The low crime rate, top-tier schools, and proximal hospitals and medical services are all significant benefits for families, while the burgeoning bar scene draws a youthful energy to the neighborhood.
Yorkville continues to attract a population of young professionals, families, and retirees. Yorkville’s high-quality public school system is another draw, as is the newly constructed subway stop on Second Avenue. At one point, Yorkville served as a refuge for European immigrants, and traces of old world history can still be seen in the traditional specialty shops and cafes that line the streets.