Named for Effingham B. Sutton who bought land in the late 1870’s this area was initially home to factories and breweries.
Eventually, the area because an attractive area to build; particularly after the opening of the nearby Queensboro Bridge. With names like Vanderbilt and Morgan dating back to the early 1900s, Sutton Place offers some desirable living spaces, as well as coveted addresses where many famous names reside.Find Sutton Place apartments
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Within the boundaries of Sutton Place, families will find a private preschool and Montessori. Beekman International (public) School is just a short walk away and a great choice for families looking to avoid exorbitant tuition costs. Also within the neighborhood residents will find many churches and access to medical services.
There are two public parks along the East river and the area is a beautiful place to go for walks to explore the neighborhood.
Within Sutton Place there are various small shops offering a variety of services; spas, cleaners, and eateries in abundance. There are also a few grocery stores offering everything you need for dinner or entertaining. Getting around Sutton Place to shop is fairly easy; though most residents do own cars – since they can afford to.
The private nature of Sutton Place is attractive to some; to others it may mean a longer commute. The station at 59th and Lexington is the closest access point to the Subway (about a 15 minute walk), but there are several bus lines within the neighborhood. Walking around Sutton Place is a great way to get to know the neighborhood – given its low crime rate you’ll find many families and other residents enjoying this pastime on nice days.