The Upper East Side is just about as classic New York as it gets, with old-school homes and easy access to Central Park. Yorkville, a neighborhood east of Third Avenue and north of 80th Street, tends to offer slightly lower price tags than the rest of the area. And with the arrival of the Second Avenue Q train, the neighborhood is more accessible than ever. Our Deal of the Week, 235 E. 87th St. #6A, is a Yorkville 1-bedroom that offers Upper East Side charm for an unbeatable price tag.
The Price: $499,000
Buyers who put down the 20% minimum down payment of $99,800 can expect to see monthly payments of $3,430. This includes a mortgage payment of $1,992 and a maintenance fee of $1,438.
The median price for a 1-bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side is $746,500, compared to the median price for a 1-bedroom in Manhattan overall, which is $849,000. That puts our Deal of the Week at about two thirds of the median price for the neighborhood.
Why You’ll Love It…
Pale bamboo floors throughout this Yorkville 1-bedroom create a light feel, amplified by large and sunny south-facing windows. The entryway boasts a custom walk-in closet that provides excellent storage. The open living room has plenty of space for a separate dining area, and the newly renovated kitchen features ample cabinets, stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher), and granite countertops. A great dressing area with a big closet separates the queen-size bedroom from the modern bath, which makes a sleek statement with with slate tiles and a glassed-in shower.
The apartment is located in the Plymouth House, a pet-friendly elevator building on a quiet, tree-lined block with a full time doorman and live-in super. It’s right down the street from a Whole Foods and has plenty of restaurants and bars nearby, like the Writing Room, Five Mile Stone, Shake Shack, and more. And transportation is a breeze with the 4, 5, 6, and Q trains all within a few blocks’ walk.
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… And Why You Might Not
This home is spacious, but its unique configuration means that guests have to walk all the way through the bedroom and dressing area to get to the lone bathroom. It’s a bit awkward, so if that could be a bother, it’s worth considering. And at $1,438, the monthlies are certainly a little on the high side.
Even so, getting this kind of space, light, and level of amenities for under $500K in Manhattan is a rare and beautiful thing. If you’re looking for a comfortable apartment in a great area, you’ll definitely want to bookmark this Yorkville 1-bedroom.