Arguments about school catchments and overcrowding aside, there are plenty other reasons why the neighborhood near Lincoln Center on the Upper West Side is so coveted.
For starters, there's Lincoln Center itself—the epicenter of all things cultural in that slice of Manhattan. Imagine: the opera, the ballet, the symphony, all within walking distance.
Apartment-hunters who value proximity to the box office, here's where to take your search this weekend:
201 West 70th Street, Apartment 17B. A 750-square-foot apartment with a spacious (king-bed-friendly) bedroom with a doorman, concierge, gym, and garden. Asking price: $839,900. Open house: Sunday, November 8, 11:30 pm to 1 pm
303 West 66th Street, Apartment 13HE. An enclosed balcony extends the living space into the outdoors—a boon when temps warm up again—of this two-bedroom, one-bath in a doorman building. The kitchen's been updated, too. Asking price: $1.1 million. Open house: Sunday, November 8, 1 pm to 3 pm.
25 Central Park West, Apartment 6G. This 800-square-foot one-bedroom has plenty of trimmings, including a kitchen with Calacatta marble countertops, and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, plus an in-unit washer and dryer. Asking price: $1.695 million. Open house: Sunday, November 8, 12 noon to 2 pm.
30 West 63rd Street, Apartment 24STU. Sleek and modern interiors lend this three-bedroom condo with views of Central Park, an easy, airy vibe. Asking price: $7.6228 million. Open house: Sunday, November 8, 2 pm to 3:30 pm.