Upper West Side Movers | FlatRate Moving NYC

Performing Arts Institutions, Mom and Pop Stores and Family Friendly Location

If you’re looking for a lively and vibrant neighborhood, the Upper West Side is the place for you. There’s always something to do, and you won’t have to go far to find it. Within a few blocks, you can find everything you need, from markets and drug stores to restaurants and cafes. If you’re looking for a night out on the town, there are plenty of bars and clubs to choose from. So you can easily stay close to home and have everything you need right at your fingertips. There’s also a great sense of community which I love. People are out and about all the time walking their dogs, taking a stroll, or just sitting on their stoops chatting with neighbors. Everyone seems to know each other and look out for one another. It’s a really great place to call home.

Moving to a new home is an exciting time, but it can also be a bit daunting. If you’re planning a move to or from the Upper West Side, you may be feeling a mix of anticipation and anxiety. But there’s no need to worry Flat Rate Moving is here to make your move easy and stress-free. We are a full-service moving company with years of experience helping people just like you move to their new homes. So take a deep breath and relax, Flat Rate Moving is here to help you make a smooth transition to your new home.

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

The Upper West Side is a great place to live, but it does come with some challenges. For example, a lot of the buildings have small elevators, stairs to service entrance and building restrictions so moving here on your own could be tough and super stressful especially if you’re moving any large items.

Main Challenges

No Parking
Walk Up Buildings
Narrow Streets

FlatRate's Solution

Route & Job Planning
Experienced Drivers
Smaller Trucks

At Flat Rate Moving, we’re here to help make your move as smooth and stress-free as possible. We have experienced movers who know how to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Our larger teams mean that we can get you settled into your new place fast. So don’t worry about the challenges of moving. Let us help you make it easy.

Get to Know Your New Neighborhood

Cost of Living

Similarly to other Manhattan natives, UWS residents will find the cost of housing to be the most significant part of their living expenses. The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in this part of the borough is over $4100. It’s estimated that the median home price in this region is $1.6 million – with a cost per square foot of $1,800. The average cost of purchasing goods and services throughout the city is 8.875% and public transportation (the MTA) is $2.75 for subway trips and buses.

Foodie Destination

The UWS is packed with amazing restaurants. Check out The Consulate for a great vibe and top-notch service. There are vegetarian and vegan options available as well as delicious French and American cuisine. Levain Bakery has everything you need for a sweet treat. Their cookies are always fresh out of the oven, with a gooey middle and just enough crunch on the outside. When you need a quick bite in the morning, Broadway Bagels is the place to go. There will be long lines and a cash only requirement, but it is definitely worth it. There is something special about their bagels, and they are always fresh, making a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich an excellent choice. In their Baker’s Dozen of bagels, you will get 15 bagels instead of 12. The deals here are unmatched!

Enjoy Your Free Time

There’s so much to see and do in the UWS, and the American Museum of Natural History is a great place to start. With its huge selection of exhibits, there’s something for everyone. The shark exhibit is a must-see, and the dinosaur floor is perfect for the kids. The app is also super helpful, providing visitors with all the information they need to make the most of their visit. The Grand Bazaar on W 77th street and Columbus Avenue is known as the largest curated weekly market in NYC. It’s similar to a farmer’s market and a flea market but it’s always changing. It offers crafts made by local artisans, delicious food cooked by local chefs, and antiques in their original vintage form or upcycled. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theater performances. If you’re looking for a more peaceful vibe, Riverside Park is perfect for a long walk in a calm green space.

A Walk in the Park

If you’re looking for a break from the chaos of the city, then you’ll be happy to know that UWS is located right alongside some of the best parks in New York. Central Park is right at your doorstep, and Riverside Park is just a short walk away. The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is a perfect place to take a bike ride. You can also find many sculptural features such as the Joan of Arc memorial statue and the soldiers and sailors monument. It is also a great place to relax and enjoy the views of the Hudson River on one of the many benches along the waterfront greenway. Another great park is Septuagesimo Uno, which is tucked in a small lot between buildings and offers shade while taking in the neighborhood. This spot is designed to provide a calm oasis in the midst of a busy city with its variety of trees, plants, fountains and benches.

Shop Around

There are many great places to shop on the Upper West Side, including the shops at Columbus Circle. This shopping center is located in the heart of Manhattan. The building curves around Columbus Circle, inviting you in to shop, socialize, dine, and drink. More than 50 boutiques and stores are in the shopping center, including Coach, Aveda, Cole Haan, H&M, J. Crew, Swarovski, and Lululemon. Madewell on Columbus Avenue might have the perfect pair of jeans you’ve been looking for. They offer personalized assistance when it comes to finding the right fit for their shoppers. In addition, Madewell also collects used jeans for recycling. Unique Boutique is a thrift store and donation center located in Columbus Circle. This is the perfect place to find a one-of-a-kind bargain. Aside from being gently used, the clothing is in good condition and is reasonably priced. The shop also sells accessories, books, jewelry, and home décor items.

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