Upper East Side Movers | FlatRate Moving NYC

A Pretty Neighborhood With a Mix of Classic Brownstones and Upscale High-Rises With Eye-Catching Architecture

The Upper East Side is one of the most iconic neighborhoods in New York City. Residents have long been drawn to its convenient location, world-class museums, and upscale boutiques. The UES is also home to some of the best schools in the city, so it’s perfect for families. In addition, the UES is one of the most convenient neighborhoods in the city. There are several subway lines that run through the neighborhood, so getting around is a breeze. It’s no wonder it’s featured so frequently in movies and T.V. shows, its laid-back atmosphere and central location make it the perfect place to call home.

Moving can be a stressful time for anyone. There’s so much to think about, from packing up all your belongings to making sure they don’t get damaged in transit. But there’s no need to worry – Flatrate is here to make your move easy. We’re experts in helping people move safely and efficiently, and we’ll take care of everything for you. If you’re moving in or out of the Upper East Side, we’ll make sure your belongings are well-protected and arrive at your new home safe and sound.

Challenges of Moving in Upper East Side & FlatRate’s Solution

Moving to a new home is an exciting time, but it can also be a bit stressful. From packing up all your belongings to moving everything into your new place, there’s so much to think about. Luckily, we’ve got you covered! Flat Rate Moving specializes in making moves as stress-free and seamless as possible. With our experienced team of movers and smaller trucks, we’ll do it all in a smooth, fast, and stress free way. So sit back, relax and let us take care of everything!

Main Challenges

Small Elevator
Service Entrance Stairs
Building Restrictions

FlatRate's Solution

Experienced Movers
Larger Teams
Efficient Teams

As with any neighborhood in a big city, the Upper East Side may have a few challenges when it comes to moving day. There are many buildings that have small elevators and stairs to service entrances that can make moving difficult. In addition, there are often building restrictions when it comes to moving trucks which can make moving even more frustrating.

Get to Know Your New Neighborhood

Cost of Living

In general, the Upper East Side has a higher cost of living than other neighborhoods in the borough. Housing costs are nearly six times higher than the national average in nearly all measures. A 1-bedroom apartment costs an average of $3,270 per month. Relocating with a dream of owning a home, you can expect to spend around $1,500 per square foot and $1.6 million per home. Despite the higher housing prices, some things will be the same across the city such as taxes on purchases (8.875%) and a one-way ride on the MTA’s subways and buses ($2.75).

Must See Museums

Located within one mile of this neighborhood, you will have access to the most diverse collection of museums. The famed Museum Mile is located between 110th and 82nd Streets on Fifth Avenue. There are approximately 2 million works of art on display in this stretch, and each space is carefully curated. El Museo del Barrio, in the north, showcases Latin American and Latino art. The Museum of the City of New York, which is located downtown, features artifacts related to the city’s history. On Fifth Avenue, you’ll also find Neue Galerie, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum. Each year, there is a Museum Mile Festival celebrating these institutions with free admission.

Parks and Playgrounds

The area features a few notable greenspaces where you can get plenty of sun. A great example is Carl Schurz Park, located between 84th and 90th street in Yorkville. It features winding, shady paths, green lawns, waterfront views, basketball courts, a large playground for children, and two dog runs: one for larger dogs and one for smaller dogs. Located along the East River between 76th and 78th streets, John Jay Park has two outdoor swimming pools, basketball courts, and playgrounds. When it’s warm outside, take the kids to St. Catherine’s Park on First Avenue between 67th and 68th Streets to run through the elephant sprinklers. Regardless of where you live in the neighborhood, you’ll always have Central Park nearby.

Food Lovers

If Looking for a delicious and unique dining experience in New York City then be sure to check out Teranga, where you can enjoy authentic Senegalese cuisine. The most popular dishes at Teranga are the jolly (a rice dish) and the yassa (fish or chicken smothered in onions and spices). There are plenty of other mouth-watering options on the menu, so you’re sure to find something to your liking.If you’re in the mood for wine, be sure to check out Kaia Wine Bar. This trendy spot offers an amazing selection of Durban-style Indian samosas and biltong (a type of meat jerky) served with spicy chakalaka relish. Of course, they have an excellent selection of South African wines to choose from. If you’re looking for a quick snack or a full meal, Kaia Wine Bar is the perfect place for you. Lastly, be sure to swing by Little Frog if you’re looking for an unforgettable dining experience. This Parisian bistro-inspired restaurant serves up breathtakingly good moules frites and roasted duck that will leave you wanting more.

Getting Around

In NYC, there are many ways to get where you want. Lexington Avenue runs parallel to the subway 4/5/6 lines in the UES. The Q train, running alongside Second Avenue, doesn’t travel as far north, but reaches Central Park’s southeastern corner. The large expanse of greenspace in the middle of the borough makes going crosstown difficult. Some crosstown buses and motor vehicles can travel to the west side of Manhattan through 97th, 86th, 79th, and 65th streets, which cut through the park. By knowing these thoroughfares, you can plan ahead, but don’t let that keep you from living your best UES life!

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