5th Avenue runs right through the middle of Manhattan from Harlem River Dr & West 143rd Street in Upper Manhattan all the way to Washington Square Park in Lower Manhattan.

apartments in 5th avenue New York

You have probably heard people talking about 5th Ave, and what an experience it is.  Have you ever wondered what makes 5th Avenue so special?  Well, here is a short list of places you can see as you are walking down 5th Avenue.

  1. Empire State Building
  2. Flatiron Building
  3. Rockefeller Center
  4. Guggenheim Museaum
  5. Metropolitan Museaum of Art
  6. Bergdorf Goodman
  7. Saks Fifth Ave
  8. Lord & Taylor Jewelers
  9. Trump Tower
  10. Central Park

If you listen to Shirley Temple’s song called “Fifth Avenue“, you’ll get an idea of why it’s so hard to find an affordable apartment in 5th Avenue.

I didn’t realize how true this was until I started looking to rent an apartment in Midtown.

I went to talk to a realtor to get an idea of what part of the city has the nicest apartments at the most reasonable rates.  They threw out names of neighborhoods, areas they are in, building names, price ranges, qualifying criteria, and I don’t remember what else.  I left more confused than I was when I went in.  So I resorted to what I know…internet searches.  Find a website that lists rental apartments, type in your criteria, and voilà…a list that I can realistically consider.

As I was searching, I found this list of Top 10 5th Avenue apartment buildings at cityrealty.com.  They have buildings on the list that are selling apartments from $1.2 million up to $96 million.

So, I was overjoyed when I found an apartment just off of 5th Avenue, and a couple blocks from Madison Square Park. I am going to look at a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit that is currently available.  If I don’t like it, there are a few more that will be available in January or February.

If you are like me, and looking for an apartment on 5th Avenue, check out 7W21 at 7 West 21st St.  It’s in the Flatiron District of Midtown Manhattan.  They have a studio apartment that will be available in mid-January, and a couple 2 bedroom units that are currently available.  You can visit their website 7W21.com to get all the information you need.