If you’re a fan of the arts than you most likely find yourself in the Lincoln Square neighborhood often. It is home to and named for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The neighborhood’s borders are 59th street to the south and 72nd street to the north. There is some debate as to where the western limit of this neighborhood is located. Some say it ends at Amsterdam Avenue while others believe it extends all the way to 12th Avenue. Lincoln Center’s three buildings Avery Fisher Hall, David H. Koch Theatre, and Metropolitan Opera House are the epicenter of the area. The Juilliard School is also situated here, making it one of most famous areas for performance.

When you’re looking for some time to kill before attending a performance, the Time Warner Center is the best shopping to be had in this neighborhood. The Shops at Columbus Circle have everything from designers (Michael Kors, Coach, Armani, Hugo Boss, and Burberry) to some of the most exquisite food at Per se and Porter House, just to name a few. The extravagance of this shopping centre certain adds to the luxury of this neighborhood.

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Many luxury apartment buildings have been constructed in this area, making it one of the most sought after places to live, especially for a theatre aficionado. Aire, at 200 W 67th Street is one of these buildings with a myriad of amenities and an absolutely stunning façade. One bedrooms start at $4,000 to rent. Some of the things that you will get with this price tag include private gardens, a fitness center, a library, and even rehearsal rooms. You know you are in the Lincoln Square neighborhood when even building amenities cater to artists.

Can’t afford luxury? Never to fear, there are many great places to live in this area that you won’t need to break the bank for. The average rent for a one bedroom in the community is $3,000. You get to live in the same great neighborhood that boasts safety and beauty all rolled into one. The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District organization works to keep the area clean and secure with their $2 million per year budget. They pick up trash much more often than the regular city removal team so you never have to worry about garbage bags lining the sidewalks. They also provide beautification by planting trees and flowers as well as a Christmas tree lighting in the winter.

With the safety, beauty, shopping, food, and art that this neighborhood has to offer you can rest assured that whether you’re visiting or living here, you will be experiencing the best of New York.