8.1 out of 10

Lenox Hill

Ranked 6th best neighborhood in Manhattan
40.7715788960017 -73.9648109164471
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Medical Facilities
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+
Editors Choice

"A Quiet and Upscale Neighborhood of the Upper East Side"

Lenox Hill is a posh neighborhood on the Upper east Side. It runs from about 60th Street up to 77th Street and Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue. Some of the most expensive real estate in Manhattan is located in this neighborhood. The buildings along Fifth Avenue house some of the wealthiest people in the world with exquisite architecture, often in the Italian Renaissance style. A stroll along any tree-lined street of the area will present you with elegant town homes. During the late morning and afternoon hours you will also find nannies pushing strollers through the streets and into the park during nice weather. The residents are a bit snooty and not the most welcoming to neighborhood visitors.

The area boast many upscale shopping boutiques, supermarkets, art galleries mostly along Madison and Lexington Avenues. For fine dining there is the Carlyle Hotel, that also houses a rare bookstore, Cafe Carlyle, and Bemelman's Bar, Terre Mare, and Il riccio.

The Frick Collection located on 70th Street just off Fifth Avenue includes some of the most famous paintings by the greatest European artists, major works of sculpture, Oriental rugs, along with beautiful eighteenth century French furniture and porcelains. The Whitney Museum located on 75th street and Madison Avenue, is devoted to the art of the United states and presents a full range of twentieth-century ad contemporary American art with a special focus on works by living artists. The collection contains more than 18,000 pieces. The Asia Society, located on Park Avenue between 70th and 71st Street, is America's leading institution dedicated to works of art from the Asian and Pacific regions. The Asia Society presents a wide range of programs from art exhibitions, performances conferences, and lectures.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Central Park runs along Fifth Avenue and is a wonderful place for all sorts of outdoor activities, from concerts, to baseball, to sun-bathing. If you have a pooch (or two) the park also allows off-leash romping and playing from 6:00 AM to 9:00 Am. seven days a week.

The area is also served by Lenox Hill Hospital on 77th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues. The hospital has earned a stellar reputation for its innovative medical and surgical treatments.

The area is not well served by trains except for the Lexington Avenue line (4, 5,6) which you can catch on 77th Street and Lexington Avenue. However, most people who live in this neighborhood stay clear of the subway, preferring the Madison Avenue bus, thereby giving this bus line the wealthiest passengers in perhaps the country.
Pros
  • The Park
  • Populated with wonderful cultural institutions -the Asia Society, the Whitney, the Frick Collection
  • Shopping
  • The Lenox Hill Hospital
  • The neighborhood has some great restaurants il Riccio, Candle, Bella Blu, Terra Mare, Fred's at Barneys,Alice's Tea cup
  • People watching
  • upscale gorgeous restaurnats
Cons
  • Expensive
  • A bit snooty
  • Dead at night
  • Geriatics abound
  • Stuffy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Lenox Hill - Perfection at a Price"

Lenox Hill is a glorious New York neighborhood on the eastside of Manhattan. Barely half a mile from its southern tip at East 60th Street to its northern border at East 72nd Street, and just a mile from Fifth Avenue to the East River, this small area is home to BIG money and that’s what you’ll need to live here.

Rentals here are thousands of dollars more per month than in other Manhattan neighborhoods. Studios start at over $3,000 which is about the price of a one-bedroom on the west side. You are also more likely to find a space for rent from a co-op or condo owner, as many of the units in the area are investment properties for their owners. As a result, you will likely be limited to a one-year lease, with no protections regarding rent increases.

For those who dream of the life on the fashionable Eastside of New York and want to live in an area that is lively and urbane, not stodgy and mundane, Lenox Hill is a dream come true. Unlike entrenched neighborhoods to the north and south, this Eastside environ is home to a shifting parade of successful young yuppies and enterpreneurs, most of them single. This young demographic turns the neighborhood into a noisy, crowded party scene on weekends when residents and visitors fill the avenues on ‘pub crawls’ to the area’s many bars.

Beyond the high rents and mortgages in Lenox Hill, there are other cost-of-living expenses related to life in a luxury neighborhood. There are few cheap restaurants and most retailers reflect the upscale nature of the residents.

For example, food costs are abnormally high with Lenox Hill and other eastside supermarkets charging as much as 30% for items. This is why many people jump on the M66 and M72 cross-town buses and head over to the west side to do their shopping at Fairway and Trader Joe’s. Cross-town buses run regularly to this neighborhood, so it is easy (if crowded and occasionally time-consuming) to make the run.
Pros
  • The Park
  • Populated with wonderful cultural institutions -the Asia Society, the Whitney, the Frick Collection
  • The Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Shopping
  • The neighborhood has some great restaurants il Riccio, Candle, Bella Blu, Terra Mare, Fred's at Barneys,Alice's Tea cup
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Lenox Hill: Upper East Side with lots of personality"

While this is home to a lot of NY residents, this section of Manhattan is also home to many doctors. If you don't come here for the nightlife, then you are probably here for the museums or the doctors such as plastic surgeons. They abound here nestled in among the old beautiful doorman buildings, brownstowns and hi-rise condo buildings. This is a wonderful neighborhood to stroll through. Museums such as the Guggenheim and the Museum of Natural History are nearby so if you are looking for a great place to visit that is close to Central Park, this is a nice option. Boutique hotels also abound here, and you will pay a pretty penny to be near this area, which has nice eateries, bars and lounges. It's a quiet place at night, but there's something to be said about quiet in a big city like this. Buses run along the park going up and down, but trains are fewer on this side of town. So you might want to cab it if you find yourself in need of getting somewhere fast. Or catch a horse and buggy if you want down at 59th street if you have time to kill. This neighborhood is pricey but definitely worth a visit especially in summer! It's named after the renowned hospital in its midst, Lenox Hill Hospital.
Pros
  • The Park
  • The Lenox Hill Hospital
Cons
  • Not as glitzy as other parts of town
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Upscale Residential Neighborhood For The Fabulous and The Wealthy"

Want to move up to the Upper East Side? Lenox Hill is about as good as it gets if you can afford it...and if you can find a vacancy. A great view of the park, upscale shopping boutiques and art galleries, and fancy eating, yep, sounds like the good life.

For residents, the only thing keeping most people out of this area is the price of every available apartment, if any are even available. You're right next to Central Park and square in the middle of the Upper East Side, one of the city's best area's to live. All sorts of shopping, food places, bars, and supermarkets are around ranging from the affordable to the highly upscale.

For tourists, the area is right next to Central Park and features some of the nicest looking buildings in the city. Not a whole lot of sightseeing or things to do except take a stroll in the park or enjoying lunch at one of the more affordable places in the area. The only attractions around are very nice art galleries and the Frick Collection, which is about $18 to get in and $5 for students, and The Whitney Museum of Art which boasts an impressive collection of more than 18,000 pieces. The two are just a short walk away from one another.
Pros
  • The Park
  • Populated with wonderful cultural institutions -the Asia Society, the Whitney, the Frick Collection
  • upscale gorgeous restaurnats
Cons
  • Expensive
  • A bit snooty
  • Geriatics abound
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
2yrs+

"Upscale, expensive, and yuppie neighborhood"

Lenox Hill is an Upper East Side neighborhood from about 60th Street to 77th Street. It isn't considered to go farther east than Lexington Avenue, and it runs west to about Fifth Avenue. The area is famous for Lenox Hill Hospital, which has catered to some stars. Miranda Richardson was treated there before her death. Don't think this means it's a fabulous hospital, though. It's average at best. Still, this neighborhood is decidedly upscale and caters to the wealthy, especially in the areas closer to Central Park. In other words, a Fifth Avenue or Park Avenue address will cost you big time. As you move east outside of Lenox Hill, you will find slightly more affordable rents.

It's a beautiful area containing some great museums, and it can even be quiet in parts considering that it's very much in the middle of everything. As you would expect, the stores and restaurants tend to be a bit more expensive and upscale as well in order to cater to the neighborhood inhabitants. For groceries, you might have to travel to at least Lexington Avenue. From what I understand, there aren't a lot of apartments available in Lenox Hill, as it isn't the kind of neighborhood where people let their apartments go. If you have one, believe me, you keep it!
Pros
  • The Park
  • Populated with wonderful cultural institutions -the Asia Society, the Whitney, the Frick Collection
  • Shopping
  • The neighborhood has some great restaurants il Riccio, Candle, Bella Blu, Terra Mare, Fred's at Barneys,Alice's Tea cup
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Dead at night
  • A bit snooty
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Park, Culture, and Quiet - Oh my!"

Lenox Hill is no different from the rest of the upper east side, except closer to the park. Proximity to the park is wonderful and while the park is free, living next to it is not. A view of the park will cost you.

Most people who live here have inherited it, but since the recession there have been some openings. If you're lucky enough to rent even a tiny studio, it might be worth it. Only a precious few get such opportunities. Those who haven't inherited it are people who simply haven't died yet....lots and lots of elderly folks in this area. Depressing to watch, but not as loud as students.

It's very safe, very posh, and close to a slew of shops, schools, and medical facilites. If you can afford to raise a family here your kids will love you forever.

While I think most of the upper east side is without any charm or character, the buildings in Lenox Hill are older and have a bit more depth and dignity to them.

This is also one of the few neighborhoods where the bus can be a great benefit. Take the crosstown bus through the park or a downtown one all the way downtown or to grand central. You'll have a number of above ground transit options that will allow you to get where you need to go and enjoy the views as you travel.
Pros
  • The Park
  • Populated with wonderful cultural institutions -the Asia Society, the Whitney, the Frick Collection
  • The Lenox Hill Hospital
  • The neighborhood has some great restaurants il Riccio, Candle, Bella Blu, Terra Mare, Fred's at Barneys,Alice's Tea cup
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Geriatics abound
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Embrace Your Inner Gossip Girl"

Old-world money meets over-the-top shopping with European architecture as a backdrop in Lenox Hill, making it the perfect setting for the opulent life of “Gossip Girl” characters. Central Park’s green oasis is decorated with regal statues and accoutrements. Regal residences with marble floors, rich awnings and wrought-iron or golden doors opened and closed by doormen are lined with trees. Perfection runs rampant here. The sidewalks are filled with designer-bedecked teenagers and nannies pushing strollers. Along avenues like Madison, some of fashion’s greatest designers have set up shop for Ladies Who Lunch to spend what they will on the next big looks, while Lexington Avenue offers a better mix of high-end and affordable – well, affordable, relatively speaking. Lexington is your best bet commercially speaking, and where you’re most likely to find a diner, deli or bistros that don’t limit you to set courses. If it is the finer dining you’re seeking, try the neighborhood’s own Café Boulud, Caravaggio or, of course, the Carlyle Restaurant in the Carlyle Hotel – a beautiful institution that also features a rare book store, Café Carlyle and Bemelman’s Bar. Bars like Lexington Bar and Books maintain the aristocratic mood by offering an after-dinner cigar oasis. In short, Lenox Hill is one of the most upper-crust areas of the Upper East Side, but it doesn’t sacrifice its personality in the process.
Pros
  • The Park
  • Populated with wonderful cultural institutions -the Asia Society, the Whitney, the Frick Collection
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • The Lenox Hill Hospital
  • upscale gorgeous restaurnats
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Dead at night
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Expensive but also noisy"

Lenox Hill is a case of paying a whole lot for a so-so neighborhood. Yes, the residences are amazing, this I know first hand. They are also extremely expensive, this is know as well. Some of them have really fantastic views of Central Park and the rest of the city. I’m not so practical that I think that sort of thing isn’t worth paying for. But, if we’re really talking amazing views, consider someplace remarkably cheaper, like Long Island City in Queens, that has great views of Manhattan from the mid-80’s all the way to the southern tip of the island. All I’m saying is that there are better views for much less money.

So what makes Lenox Hill so great? There’s the fact that the interiors are amazing, there are good views, etc etc. But what really makes Lenox Hill desirable is that it’s Lenox Hill. The neighborhood is swarming with tourists, which is unpleasant. This portion of Central Park is always busy and the shops are always crowded. Besides the little dip the orange line down the road a bit, many commuters would have to rely on the swamped green line, which is several avenues away. And those avenues are long walks indeed when it’s freezing cold. But I suppose if you live here you could afford a cab. Or, wonder of wonders, you might own a car. Then, of course, you would have to deal with the constant traffic inching down Fifth Avenue.

So it is a fine neighborhood. It’s just not extraordinary enough to justify spending such an amount of money unless you’re really going for the prestige factor.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Lenox Hill - Easy To Get To"

The one thing about Lenox Hill that it is famous for is the hospital. Lenox Hill Hospital has a 153 year history with a 652-bed hospital. Lenox Hospital is one of the best in NYC. Lenox Hill Hospital just joined forces with North Shore-LIJ Health System, which now provides a much larger hospital in NYC.

Besides the hospital, Lexnox Hill is also known for its landscape. The area was originally named for the farm of Robert Lenox, who happened to own property, that now makes up 68th to 74th streets, between Fifth and Park Avenues.

Besides having a famous hospital, it also has two popularly attended parks nearby. These parks are John Jay Park and St. Catherine's Park.

The parks are a great reason to stop by and take a look. If you go to the parks, you will find the area to be semi-quiet. But the closer you go to the hospital the nosier it gets.
Pros
  • The Park
  • Populated with wonderful cultural institutions -the Asia Society, the Whitney, the Frick Collection
  • The Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Shopping
  • The neighborhood has some great restaurants il Riccio, Candle, Bella Blu, Terra Mare, Fred's at Barneys,Alice's Tea cup
Cons
  • Expensive
  • A bit snooty
  • Stuffy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"NYC Classic"

It doesn't get more Woody Allen than this - posh is exactly the right word, but in an Upper East Side sort of way. The area is flourishing with condos and co-ops and other forms of luxury buildings; it is a permanent home to the city's upper crust...and that's about it. Tourists will find a lovely temporary stay here, and there are many things that draw them to the neighborhood besides its loveliness - like the Frick, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Asia Society. Anyone looking for the New York City that they've seen in movies about rich people will find it in this neighborhood - definitely a classic NYC hood.
Pros
  • The Park
  • Populated with wonderful cultural institutions -the Asia Society, the Whitney, the Frick Collection
  • People watching
  • The Lenox Hill Hospital
  • The neighborhood has some great restaurants il Riccio, Candle, Bella Blu, Terra Mare, Fred's at Barneys,Alice's Tea cup
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Dead at night
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Stratospheric"

Lenox Hill is the part of the Upper East Side which is closest to Midtown. As such, it has the grand, ornate presence of the rest of Midtown, and the stratospheric exclusivity that are so typical of the Upper East Side. Since both the Whitney Museum and the Frick collection are in this small patch of the Upper East Side, I have frequented the area and become accustomed to its many upscale delis for a quick bite to eat in between museum visits. The Frick collection is easy to love for its sumptuous rooms, fountains, and world class collection of art, and the Whitney Museum, host to the important biennial of contemporary American art, is a place I often attend, if only to complain about the most recent biennial selections, which seems to be a popular pastime in the art world. I also truly love Ursus Rare Books, located inside the Carlyle Hotel. It has an incredible selection of rare books and first editions. It is one of those wonderful and stylish experiences typical of this area as a whole, to visit Ursus, browse through rare copies of Joyce and Beckett, or just ogle page after page of the art books, and then head downstairs for a relaxed drink at Bemelman's Bar to top it all off.
Pros
  • upscale gorgeous restaurnats
  • The Park
  • Populated with wonderful cultural institutions -the Asia Society, the Whitney, the Frick Collection
Cons
  • geriatrics in mink coats abound
  • Expensive
  • A bit snooty
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
2yrs+

"Posh, posh, posh"

Lenox Hill is the southern most part of the Upper East Side and it's where most of the UES reputation comes from. Lenox Hill is home to the shopping that we all know of New York City -- the very high end Madison and Park Ave, uber - old money wealthy, type of shopping and restaurants.
In my opinion, this neighborhood is horribly pretentious. And, it's not really a neighborhood like the way that Carnegie Hill is. It's too grand and intense to have a homey feel. It's an amazing place to walk around as a visitor because you feel like you're in all of the movies you grew up watching. The buildings are so ornate and glamorous and the place just reeks of money. But, the people in this neighborhood are as judgy and rude as you would expect. The housewives all have nannys carrying everything out of the dooman buildings so that they can lunch at Cipriani before they head over to Barney's. It doesn't just seem that way -- it actually is that way.
There are great things to see-- lunch in the Waldorf before heading to the Frick Museum (my favorite) and then window shopping as you walk down Madison Ave before you stop at Serendipity to have a dessert that is worth every bit of the hype (seriously). It's like living in a dream. But, if I lived here in real life, next to those people, I'd kill myself.
Pros
  • Shopping
  • The Park
  • People watching
Cons
  • Stuffy
  • Dead at night
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Tony New York"

The Lenox Hill neighborhood extends from 60th street north to 77th Street and lies within the larger neighborhood of the Upper East Side in Manhattan. This neighborhood is one of the city’s most coveted and affluent neighborhoods, which is home to some of the wealthiest residents of the city. The eastern and western boundaries of this neighborhood are defined as Fifth Avenue and Lexington Avenue. The real estate mix in this area consists of apartment buildings which include both luxurious condos and pre-war co-ops as well as expensive townhouses and mansions.
Lenox Hill is named after a Scottish immigrant Robert Lenox who farmed 30 acres of the area in the early part of the 19th century. Today this neighborhood reeks of sophistication and elegance as it is populated by many chic restaurants and shops( Barneys, Fred Leighton, Prada, Dolce &Gabbana, Ralph Lauren) especially along Lexington and Madison Avenues. The neighborhoods also hosts several prominent cultural institutions within its boundaries like the Asia Society( 70th and 71st Street and Park Avenue), The Frick Collection( 70th Street and Fifth Avenue), The China Institute( 65th street between Park and Lexington Avenue) The Park Avenue Armory(66th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue)
and The Whitney Museum of American Art( 75th Street and Madison Avenue). Also located within the boundaries of this neighborhood is the Lenox Hill Hospital which was the former German Hospital that was renamed due to anti-German sentiment during World War I. The Lenox Hill neighborhood is well connected by public transport as it served by the number 4,5,6 , N,R,W trains which call at the 59th street and Lexington Avenue station though the number 6 train also makes stops at the 68th Street and 77th Street subway stations . Lenox Hill is also served by a plethora of public buses like the M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4 as well as the M66 and M72 cross town buses.
Pros
  • The neighborhood has some great restaurants il Riccio, Candle, Bella Blu, Terra Mare, Fred's at Barneys,Alice's Tea cup
  • Populated with wonderful cultural institutions -the Asia Society, the Whitney, the Frick Collection
  • The Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Shopping
  • The Park
Cons
  • Geriatics abound
  • A bit snooty
  • Dead at night
  • Expensive
  • Stuffy
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"You get what you pay for - but Carnegie Hill offers more charm"

It's difficult to separate Lenox Hill from the Upper East Side proper - indeed, the gorgeous pre-war apartment buildings and charming tree-lined streets of brownstones seem to embody the Upper East Side's quintessential charm. But unlike Carnegie Hill, which, though equally affluent, tends towards a more family-friendly feel (think outdoor cafes, neighborhood bookstores), Lenox Hill can be more intimidating. Its pleasures - whether culinary, artistic, or retail - are of the exclusive nature.

The attractions of Lenox Hill are many. Museum-mansions like the Frick and the Library of New York are worthwhile not only for their collections but also for their beautiful exteriors, while restaurants like the Park Avenue collection (the restaurant is named Park Avenue Spring, Summer, Fall, or Winter, depending on the season, and the menu and decor change accordingly) and the charming French Orsay are pricey but satisfying choices. The biggest draw is of course Madison Avenue's high-end shopping scene. But all this comes at a price: Lenox Hill is highly expensive to live in, and compared to other parts of the UES, is far less of a coherent, community-based "neighborhood."
5/5
2yrs+

"Perfect neighborhood that lacks nothing"

Lenox Hill is one of Upper East Side’s most affluent neighborhoods. The area is filled with luxury apartment buildings, co-ops and condos, and beautiful eye catching townhouses. The neighborhood extends from 77th to 66th Streets both north and south, and is bounded from Lexington Avenue to Central Park east and west. The elegant community has many first rate restaurants and shops along Lexington Avenue as well as art galleries, hotels, and chic boutiques along Madison Avenue. Major cultural attractions are located in the heart of Lenox Hill including The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Frick Collection.

Nearby restaurants include Serafina (an amazing and elegant Italian restaurant) and Shabu-Shabu 70 (a chic Japanese sushi joint). For an evening out, the Vero Panini & Wine Bar is worth a trip. Shopping hotspots include Lexington Gardens, Pomellato, and Litter and Leashes for all your pampered pets needs.

Many day spas populate the area, including The Spa at Equinox, Dormer Medical Spas, and Barneys-the Madison Avenue mainstay for designer shopping, beauty, and style.

Lenox Hill is the hotspot for living the life in Manhattan and should be given five stars for all that it provides.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Old New York charisma"

Lenox Hill is an Upper East Side neighborhood that stays pretty clean and pretty quiet, as tourists don’t seem to venture too far from the jewels of Fifth Avenue or the trees of Central Park. The best food in the area seems to be offered by Restaurant Daniel, which has no shortage of good reviews. The food they serve is unfathomably gorgeous, if you’re into that sort of thing, and if you can bear to deprive your eyes of its beauty and swallow it you will not be disappointed. I myself always veer toward the vegetarian options, and I can highly recommend this restaurant as catering to my tastes: the pommes lyonnaise dish is amazing, and I can vouch for the basmati and wild rice pilaf as well (and I admit it – I have a weakness for any menu item that claims to contain black truffles).
4/5
2yrs+

"Lennox Hill, one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Manhattan"

Located on Manhattan’s illustrious Upper East Side, Lenox Hill is one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Manhattan. Lined with beautiful high rises, a wonderful tambour, and in a fantastic location, Lenox Hill is a treasure in the city.

Lenox Hill is bounded by Fifth Avenue and Lexington Avenue, going from East 66th Street to East 77th Street. This area, named for the owner of a farm in what is present-day Lenox Hill, is known for its high rise condominiums and wonderful co-operative housing options. Real Estate in this neighborhood is somewhat expensive with many units fairly recently erected. A popular home for many of the cities elite, as well as up and comers, Lenox Hill is a wonderful place to live in the city, in part due to its fantastic location, and also due to its wonderful residents.

Elegance is a theme for the offerings in this beautiful neighborhood. Sites in Lenox Hill range from beautiful landmarks to famous museums. One of the cities most popular museums, The Whitney Museum of Art, is located in Lenox Hill and is renown for its collection of modern art, as well as being a popular venue for some of the world’s most talented performance and post-modern artists. Also in Lenox Hill is the Asia Society, a wonderful historic resource with current art, film, media, and historical information on East Asian Society in New York City. Throughout the neighborhood there are smaller less renown museums and spaces, though the quality of work displayed in Lenox Hill is superb.

Dining and Entertainment in this neighborhood is wonderful, with upscale offerings in all varieties. Lenox Hill is a mature neighborhood for those with a more sophisticated entertainment pallet. A wonderful place for a night on the town, Lenox Hill is perfect for more established residents of New York City.

Transportation in Lenox Hill is convenient, as residents and visitors without their own means of transport have the options of the metro, cabs, or buses.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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