Synonymous with art, culture and charm, the Upper West Side is an iconic area in Manhattan that offers something for everyone. Outdoor enthusiast? Take your pick from the sprawling Riverside or Central Parks which border the neighborhood on either side. Arts aficionado? The Upper West Side is home to historic cultural institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History and Lincoln Center. Shopping or food fanatic? Spend some time browsing the hundreds of boutiques and dining at the eateries that line Amsterdam and Broadway Avenues. And the best part is that there are many affordable ways for you to lease your own slice of this idyllic community. Keep reading to discover our current five favorite Upper West Side rentals under $3000 per month! 

Price $2,745
Space Studio, 1 bath
Neighborhood Upper West Side

We start our tour of Upper West Side rentals under $3000 with this alcove studio apartment. Sunlight floods the expanse of the apartment via extra-large exposures. The kitchen is outfitted with sleek, spacious cabinetry, updated appliances and fashionable tile backsplash. Desirable amenities such as an in-unit washer/dryer and central AC and heat make its $2995 per month price well worth it.

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Price $2,695
Space Studio, 1 bath
Neighborhood Upper West Side

Vintage New York City charm meets modern conveniences in this unit located on the third floor of a brownstone. At $2695 per month, this studio features high ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. A gorgeous (non-working) fireplace and mirror serve as the focal point for a bright and airy living room that also boasts space-maximizing built-ins. The living space flows gracefully into a bedroom alcove that’s big enough to fit a queen-sized bed and desk.

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Price $2,950
Space 1 bed, 1 bath
Neighborhood Upper West Side

Check out this unique 1-bedroom home priced at $2950 per month. The front door opens into a foyer that contains a wall of built-in shelves. From there, step into the living room and admire the original exposed brick walls. Follow the striking trail of retro black-and-white tile into the bathroom and spacious kitchen. On the other side of the apartment lies a bedroom with two big windows. And don’t sleep on the flexible bonus room that can be turned into an office or additional living area!

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Price $2,800
Space Studio, 1 bath
Neighborhood Upper West Side

Priced at $2800 per month, this bright studio apartment provides sweeping views of Riverside Park. Notable details include hardwood floors and polished kitchen appliances. If you love the chic custom fixtures in the staging photos, you’re in luck! The unit comes fully furnished. And don’t forget to take advantage of the building’s fully-equipped gym, outdoor courtyard and 24-hour doorman.

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Price $2,292
Space Studio, 1 bath
Neighborhood Upper West Side

We end our round-up of Upper West Side rentals under $3000 with this immaculate studio near bustling Broadway. The newly renovated kitchen comes with a breakfast bar and quartz countertops. The bathroom is just as sleek, with gorgeous new tile lining the floor. A walk-in closet provides space and efficiency. But the convenience doesn’t stop there: The 1 train and M79 crosstown bus are around the corner, making this $2750 per month apartment a no-brainer.

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