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Top 10 Most Prestigious Upper West Side Co-ops

The Upper West Side is famed for its legendary array of luxurious co-ops, many of which line Central Park West. Ornate pre-war facades conceal luxurious interiors that surpass virtually all competition both inside and outside New York City. CityRealty lists the Upper West Side’s most sought-after co-ops, which numerous local and global elites and celebrities call home.

#1 - The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street

Co-op in Central Park West

Since its 1884 completion, the gable-roofed Dakota has acquired a legendary reputation and has attracted global icons such as John Lennon, Judy Garland, Boris Karloff, and many other renowned artists, musicians, writers, actors, and business leaders.


Price Range
$4.5M - $20M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$2,917
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#2 - The San Remo, 145 Central Park West

Co-op in Central Park West

San Remo’s twin Renaissance-style pinnacles are an icon of the Upper West Side skyline. Celebrated architect Emery Roth crafted a building with equally-timeless exterior and interior design, which includes up-to-11-foot ceilings rise spacious units, many of which surpass 2,500 square feet.


Price Range
$4.2M - $7.5M
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#3 - The Beresford, 211 Central Park West

Co-op in Central Park West

The stately Beresford, decorated with Renaissance ornament and crowned with three elegant turrets, faces the American Museum of Natural History and Central Park. The co-op features fireplaces and ceilings that rise up to 12 feet, and has served as the residence of choice for comedian Jerry Seinfeld and other notable figures.


Price Range
$4M - $40M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$4,211
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#4 - Hotel des Artistes, 1 West 67th Street

Co-op in Central Park West

Hotel Des Artistes, New York’s most prestigious pre-war studio loft, sits steps away from Central Park. The duplex and triplex units feature fireplaces, double-height living spaces with double-height windows, and exquisite Gothic ornament at the exterior. The century-plus-old building boasts features that few other co-ops offer, such as an indoor pool and a fitness center.


Price Range
$3.3M - $3.5M
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#5 - The Majestic, 115 Central Park West

Co-op in Central Park West

The Majestic’s assertive Art Deco towers rise across face Central Park to the east and The Dakota to the north, and offer unobstructed views in every direction. The 1930 skyscraper is notable not only for its distinctive location and architecture, but also an amenity list that is unusually extensive for a co-op, including a fitness center, a children’s playroom, and a roof deck.


Price Range
$2.5M - $20M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,589
Apts Available
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#6 - The Eldorado, 300 Central Park West

Co-op in Central Park West

The twin towers of the Eldorado, styled in robust Art Deco, overlook Central Park’s sprawling Reservoir, as well as sweeping skyline views in every direction. The 1931 landmark has attracted celebrities such as Alec Baldwin, Michael J Fox, Bruce Willis, and others.


Price Range
$2M - $12.5M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$2,087
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#7 - The Normandy, 140 Riverside Drive

Co-op in Riverside Dr./West End Ave.

The twin-towered Normandy faces Riverside Park with broad windows, which curve at the corners in fine Streamlined Moderne fashion. The sprawling sundeck at the rooftop is just one of many amenities, which also include a fitness center, a children’s playroom, and a cozy courtyard garden shielded from the stiff Hudson River breeze.


Price Range
$995K - $2.8M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,531
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#8 - The Chatsworth, 344 West 72nd Street

Co-op in Riverside Dr./West End Ave.

The Chatworth’s turn-of-the-century, Beaux Arts facade, capped with a steep mansard roof, harkens to a time when Parisian-style buildings represented the finest apartment living a city may offer. The ornate building is notable not only for classic details such as an ornate metal entrance owning and pedimented window trim, but also for modern amenities such as a fitness center, a children’s playroom, and a billiards-equipped game room.


Price Range
$1.9M - $6.2M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,927
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#9 - The Ardsley, 320 Central Park West

Co-op in Central Park West

The Ardsley’s stepped form, adorned with meandering geometric motifs and capped with a flat pinnacle, rises above Central Park like a Mayan pyramid. A jazz-age Art Deco lobby welcomes residents to their units, many of which feature spacious outdoor terraces.


Price Range
$1.6M - $3.5M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$1,344
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#10 - The Prasada, 50 Central Park West

Co-op in Central Park West

The 12-story Prasada greets Central Park with a grand facade of white stone, double-height sectioned columns at the entrance, and bay windows that open directly onto the park. Many units feature least two fireplaces, and the penthouse boasts a spacious park-facing terrace and a solarium.


Price Range
$1.2M - $18M
Avg. Price / Ft2
$2,304
Apts Available
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