Luxury Homes and Real Estate - Sotheby’s International Realty

New York City, New York

Among Manhattan's most famous addresses, Fifth Avenue is rich in history and significance, and provides the setting for exceptional New York City real estate. In the coveted reaches of the Upper East Side, this storied avenues was lined with the stately mansions of many wealthy and illustrious figures during New York's Gilded Age, and Fifth Avenue is the backdrop of Edith Wharton's 1920 novel, The Age of Innocence. Merely steps away from Central Park's lush urban oasis, Fifth is located on beautiful tree-lined boulevards of landmark historic mansions and elegant apartments, some created by the master designers Rosario Candela and James Carpenter, and many enjoying enchanting prospects of the park. Many of the city's finest shops, restaurants, art galleries, museums and private schools are situated in the immediate area. Fifth Avenue is also one of the world's most famous shopping destinations, regarded as a counterpart to the Champs-Elyses in Paris and London's Oxford Street, and is also fronted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, The Frick Collection (housed in the former mansion of steel magnate Henry Clay Frick), the New York Public Library, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building.