As the weather begins to warm up, New Yorkers again turn their attention to outdoor living spaces. Finding a home with a private outdoor oasis can be a real challenge for those living in Manhattan, especially something more affordable. However, with diligent searching, finding a hidden gem in the city that perfectly balances indoor and outdoor living is possible. Here are some of the best Manhattan homes with outdoor space all to themselves for under $1 million. 

Price $795,000
Space 1 bed, 1 bath
Neighborhood Yorkville

This stylish one-bedroom condo on the Upper East Side offers impressive features like a working fireplace and a recently renovated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. But what truly sets this unit apart is the sprawling 1,100-square-foot terrace that overlooks the skyline and the river. The terrace offers a perfect space for relaxation, entertainment, and gardening, with water and electricity available for your convenience. Beyond the unit, Century Tower provides amenities like a 24-hour doorman, state-of-the-art fitness center, spa, cinema room, and more. Conveniently located close to subways, buses, parks, shopping, and dining, this charming condo is perfect for anyone seeking the idyllic city lifestyle.

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Price $675,000
Space 1 bed, 1 bath
Neighborhood Sutton Place

Boasting 1,300 square feet of living space, a spacious primary bedroom, and an additional room that can be easily converted, this one-bedroom unit is already a gem. Now add that the windowed kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances—which are perfect for preparing gourmet meals—high ceilings, custom lighting, and a sound system. However, the highlight of this unit is the outdoor space. The extra-large balcony, with panoramic views of Manhattan, is perfect for entertaining guests or relaxing.

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Price $998,000
Space 2 beds, 2 baths
Neighborhood Roosevelt Island

This 2-bedroom apartment is a dream come true for those who love outdoor living. With unobstructed river views from every room, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation every day. But the real showstopper is the private balcony, offering the perfect spot to relax and soak in the breathtaking scenery. Commuting is a breeze with easy access to the Roosevelt Island Tram, F train, Astoria Ferry line, Q102 bus line, a land bridge from Astoria, and CitiBike. The building’s top-notch amenities, including a swimming pool, fitness center, and bike storage, make this apartment even more enticing. 

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Price $670,000
Space Studio, 1 bath
Neighborhood Gramercy Park

Homeseekers will already love that this jumbo studio on the 18th floor in Gramercy has double exposures. But the balcony and corner living room offer seemingly endless views of the cityscape, providing a serene escape from the bustle of the city. The possibilities are endless, with the option to convert the windowed sleeping alcove into a bedroom or open it up to create a loft-like space. In addition, this pet-friendly building boasts a 24-hour doorman, laundry room, garage, and bike room, allowing sublets and flexible ownership options.

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Price $680,000
Space 1 bed, 1 bath
Neighborhood Fulton/Seaport

Boasting a private terrace with awe-inspiring views of the city and the Brooklyn Bridge, this bright and spacious apartment features an impeccably designed layout with ample closet space, a generously sized living and dining area, and a king-sized bedroom. Part of the Southbridge Towers complex, this well-maintained co-op offers low maintenance fees and a range of amenities, including an attended lobby, basketball court, community room, onsite management, and parking and storage for an additional fee. In addition, this pet-friendly apartment offers the ultimate NYC lifestyle with restaurants, a supermarket, and trains just minutes away. Plus, the revitalized South Street Seaport is at your doorstep.

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