Family Living on the Upper East Side
The pleasures of living on East End Avenue are one among the great real estate secrets in Manhattan. It is a calm and quiet area, close to parks, and many are unaware of its unique charms that deserve attention. Families seeking a family friendly neighborhood in Manhattan, care a great deal about the areas educational and recreational opportunities for their children. East End Avenue offers great schools, Carl Schurz Park, and several buildings, such as 180 East End Ave, have great outdoor gardens, gyms, community rooms and other amenities that young families especially enjoy. 180 East End Ave also has a rooftop pool with a solarium, a state-of-the-art gym, and a lounge with pool table.
Carl Schurz Park, always beautiful, has undergone a renaissance during Mayor Bloomberg’s administration, and a visit to Gracie Mansion’s new renovation is a delightful experience. Resplendent with an a grove of cherry trees, tulips. pansies and hydrangeas, Carl Schurz Park is a delightful place to bring children, who love the playground and a big dog and a small dog run.
Living close to the Asphalt Green, the 91st Street ferry stop , the Vinegar Factory, and many wonderful local stores are also benefits. The excellent nearby community public schools such as PS 290 and PS158 and private schools such as Chapin and Brearley and others on the upper East Side make the East End Avenue location a very attractive neighborhood for families.
East End Avenue is a relatively affordable and well priced place to live with a wide range of family sized apartments in fine buildings. Since both parents often have careers and want to live and work near their children, they can do this and still have their families enjoy nature through being close to Carl Shurz Park, and having a garden, terrace and or roof top terrace. Imagine my own pleasure in having a child of mine who grew up here, purchasing an apartment in the neighborhood, and the joy of being with my granddaughter in the playground at Carl Shurz that her dad loved so much as a child!