Enjoying sweeping scenery overlooking the East River, Sutton Place is an elegant enclave combining a convenient Midtown location with an atmosphere of graciousness and serenity. Sutton Place rose to prominence in the early 1920s, after the second Mrs. William Vanderbilt and J.P. Morgan’s daughter Anne commissioned homes here on the East River, forsaking the opulence of Fifth Avenue. While this world-renowned address is formally defined as the two blocks between 57th and 59th Streets, east of First Avenue, its boundaries are generally considered to extend several blocks farther. Beautiful gardens, exquisite pocket parks and breezy river-view terraces and promenades grace this sought-after neighborhood. Sutton Place real estate and pieds-a-terre include elegant condominiums and cooperatives along with rows of historic townhouses with communal gardens. Sutton Place offers an ideal location within walking distance of Midtown office buildings, the Museum of Modern Art, First Avenue’s antique shops and services and several of New York’s most prominent flagship stores. Many of the area’s restaurants are distinguished both for their fine cuisine and superb design.