Upper East Side


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About Upper East Side

Upper East Side is on Beijing´s outer Northeast 4th Ring road, a 15 minute river-side walk from amenities at Lido. Upper East Side is one of Beijing´s largest multi-phase real estate developments. Apartments at each phase differ in style. Pleasant gardens. The newer Upper East Side phases more have Scandinavian themed minimalist fit outs. The older Upper East Side phases were sold bare-shell so interiors vary. Good gym with sky-lit 25m lap pool.
*Pros: Walking distance to Lido amenities but a longer commute to the city. Newer towers have tasteful interiors.
*Cons: Mediocre management. An extremely large development. Older towers have aged.

Selection of Homes at Upper East Side

Apartment 3bed 3bath 220sqm RMB22,000-25,000/month

Apartment 2bed 2bath 150sqm RMB14,000-16,000/month

Apartment 4bed 3bath 245sqm RMB24,000-27,000/month

Apartment 1bed 1bath 90sqm RMB7,500-9,000/month

This is only a selection of the many homes for lease at Upper East Side. For a full list of homes please contact us

Amenities at Upper East Side

Indoor Pool

Commute at Peak Hours

: 7km (25min)
: 20km (60min)
: 1km (5min)
: 2km (10min)
: 4km (15min)
: 15km (45min)
: 8km (25min)
: 11km (35min)
: 13km (40min)
: 4km (15min)
: 2km (10min)
: 13km (40min)
: 7km (25min)

Expat Reviews

M. Tiong, 03 April 2014

Not a bad place in terms of convenience to services/amenities, but can take a lot of adjustment if you don't speak Mandarin or are not used to locally managed apartment complexes. Issues such as water, electricity, maintenance etc are all more of a hassle at UES as compared to, for example,a Park Avenue/Central Park.

Therefore, probably best for those that have already lived for a while in Beijing, or whose Mandarin is good enough to communicate with the Management office.

Pluses - convenient to cafes, restaurants, Jenny Lou's, local shopping mart opposite, walking distance to Indigo shopping centre (15min), Si-de Park (20min walk), etc. Not too difficult to get taxis outside the complex. A Citibank is outside the main entrance. Beanstalk primary school is behind the complex.

Minuses - little english is spoken, maintenance is slow and sporadic, grounds are not as well lit at night as they could be. Electricity failures occasionally happen in some of the blocks (eg. Block 1)
Taxis don't know the place by name, and even the street address can cause issues.
Security is present but pretty lax.

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Val Pastrana, 19 March 2009

Lovely complex, modern facilities and very near all important amenities. Helpful and warm security personnel. Problem with business center [editor: property management office] as English speaking staff is not always there and very difficult to talk to for important repair needs.

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Frank, 06 March 2009

A very convenient location to almost everywhere in Beijing and the airport (20-25 min). It is quiet and close to many parks. A very good fitness center is nearby. Two major international Hospitals, SOS Clinic and Union Family, are not far away. There are many trees and nice gardens in Upper East Site. The management is not bad in general but the capability of the service workers are not very good (Sometimes, I need to teach them how to fix minor problems). There are not many choices of restaurants in walking distance. If you prefer to stay in a quiet and convenient location of the city (rather than the suburban area like Shunyi) with good surrounding gardens and are patient to wait a while before fixing apartment problems, it is a good choice. I have stayed there for more than two years now. I like it for most time.

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