Known more for its office buildings than for its residential homes, Midtown has evolved into a neighborhood that now boasts some of the world’s most elite residential properties in addition to its soaring commercial skyscrapers. The residential character in the heart of midtown consists mostly of trophy properties and modern, high-rise condominiums, while other neighborhoods on the outskirts of midtown offer more traditional New York homes. Every type of buyer can find a home for them in at least one part of midtown.
Midtown begins at 30th Street to the south and continues until 59th Street to the north, stretching from river to river at some point along the way. This huge stretch has been divided into many smaller neighborhoods, each with their own distinct character, some of which are included here and some of which are different enough to be considered separate neighborhoods. Residents will love the ability to walk to work and to virtually every train line in the city just as much as they will love the convenience of having world-famous dining and retail right outside of their front doors. Central Park – which needs no introduction – is on the northern edge of midtown, allowing for quick and convenient access to the world’s most famous park.
Manhattan’s newest mega-development lies west of 9th Avenue; north of 30th Street; and south of 41st Street. The main development is just south of Hudson Yards Park and it starts where the High Line ends, perfectly positioned to benefit from the foot traffic that comes from the 7 train station at 34th Street and Tenth Avenue. Hudson Yards is for those who want the newest of the new rather than historic charm. It’s also extremely convenient for those who will be working at one of the many office towers in the area, which will be home to some of the largest companies in many of the city’s leading industries, including top law and finance firms.
Sutton Place & Beekman Place
East of First Avenue, to the north of 49th Street and to the south of 59th Street, are two historic residential enclaves with similar character: Sutton Place and Beekman Place. Both are well-known for being elite residential communities; for their pre-war co-ops that would not be out of place on Fifth Avenue; and for their expansive single-family mansions that many of the world’s most successful individuals have called home. Buyers looking for a quiet, secluded, residential neighborhood – a place that they can call home without leaving Manhattan – will not go wrong with a home in Sutton Place or Beekman Place.