The Upper West Side is often called the most New York of all New York neighborhoods – and for good reason.

Culture, greenspace, cuisine and shopping can all be found here. But the real reason people choose to settle in this abundantly diverse area is because it fosters an incomparable sense of community not felt anywhere else in the city – and Dahlia is in the heart of it all.

Home to Central Park and Riverside Park, the area’s abundant greenspaces foster connection and activity, from bike riding to people-watching to an early morning workout.

Strolling the local streets, one feels the legacy of the city’s pre-war architecture, beautifully displayed by breathtaking buildings on West End Avenue and Riverside Drive. Creative inspiration abounds, thanks to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Symphony Space, New York Society for Ethical Culture and the Museum of Natural History, while an academic air pervades the neighborhood, fostered by Columbia University nearby. Additionally, boutiques, food markets and everyday amenities are in abundance. For upscale women’s boutique shopping, there is Shishi, KES, Rootchi and Variazioni. The best food markets, including Zabar’s, Citarella, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, are all within blocks. An array of restaurants and cafés including Xi’an Famous Foods, Lenny’s Bagels, Mermaid Inn, Carmine’s and the Halal Guys provide a perfect cross-section of delicious, quintessentially New York delicacies.