Choosing where to live in downtown Manhattan is like trying to pick a favorite ice cream flavor. It depends on the mood! From the West Village to the East Village, from Chelsea to the Lower East Side, downtown is Disney World for urban adventurers. Here are five great downtown Manhattan rentals, each in a different but equally great neighborhood. All are under $3,200. Which would you want to call home?
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Why beat around the bush? Our tour starts the absolute epicenter of downtown. This 1-bedroom on Bleecker and MacDougal puts the whole world just outside your door. The sunny interior sports bright oak hardwoods. And the co-op is pet-friendly, with laundry facilities. There’s nothing else you need to know except… location! Kimberly Owens at Buchbinder & Warren Realty is the listing agent.
We head to Chelsea for our next downtown Manhattan rental. This spacious 1-bedroom runs 555 square feet. It offers exposed brick, a decorative fireplace, and double windows in both the living room and bedroom. But more importantly, it’s set right in the center of this fab neighborhood. Live close to great restaurants, the High Line, and much more. Yelena Deltsova and Alexander Mecum at Compass are the listing agents.
This downtown Manhattan rental sits right where the West Village meets Greenwich Village. You might not want to spend much time at home in this thrumming neighborhood! But when you’re in need of some quiet time, this 1-bedroom has a lot to love. That includes a foyer entry, arched doorways, an eat-in kitchen, and a decorative fireplace. Lisa Bryant and Alexander Mecum at Compass are the listing agents.
Next up is a rare Lower East Side 2-bedroom for under $2,850. No wonder nearly 300 StreetEasy shoppers call this downtown Manhattan rental a favorite! Both bedrooms fit queen-sized beds, so it makes a great share. Gleaming hardwoods and plenty of closets are nice, too. Tonya Singh at Union Square Property Management is the leasing agent.
The East Village is always a hot neighborhood for downtown Manhattan rentals. So we end our tour with this fabulous and sun-filled 1-bedroom. The oversized kitchen is a cook’s delight, with stone counters, a dishwasher, and cabinets galore. There’s even a pantry and a dining alcove. The renovated bathroom is comfy, too! Michael Gidaly at Douglas Elliman is the listing agent.