I love the Upper West Side! Picture this, Brownstones, tree lined streets. One end is Central Park and the other side the Hudson.
In between you have Lincoln Center, the opera and ballet center of the world. Columbus Street filled with delicious restaurants from all around the world.
Large sidewalks perfect for walking and strolling around with your family or alone.
West Side is also known to be more where the actors, musicians and artists live since most of them are turned down from the Upper East side, more snobbish older money lives.
So you never know who you'll bump into on the street or be sitting next to at an outdoor cafe.