Morningside Heights is an uptown neighborhood offering a small-town feel and classic New York vibes, plus colleges and universities, such as Columbia. Although the neighborhood offers lower average prices than Manhattan at large — you can expect to pay over $1.25M for a place — there are plenty of deals to be found, like 622 W. 114th St. #42. Our Deal of the Week is a 1-bedroom with a brand new bathroom and kitchen, plus plenty of storage space.
The Price: $550,000
The median asking price for a home in Morningside Heights was $1.3M this April, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That means our Deal of the Week is priced at under half the median asking price for the neighborhood!
Buyers who put down the 20% minimum down payment of $110,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $3,833. This includes a mortgage payment of $2,880 and a maintenance fee of $953. It’s also far below the median asking rent in the neighborhood, which was $4,348 this April.
Why You’ll Love It…
This apartment has been recently renovated, which is especially apparent in its bathroom and kitchen. Both have stylish black-and-white monochromatic themes and their own windows! You’ll find black herringbone tile floors in the kitchen and black hexagonal tile floors in the bathroom. The kitchen is complete with stainless steel Frigidaire appliances — including a five-burner range and a dishwasher — black granite countertops, and white cabinetry that goes up to the ceilings, so you’ll have plenty of room to store things and cook up a storm. The bathroom offers a spa-like experience with black-framed glass shower doors, a rainfall showerhead, and floating shelves.
Hardwood floors cover the rest of the apartment, which includes a formal foyer with a closet and a living area with yet another closet. The unit also has high ceilings, which help make the place feel bigger and brighter.
In the bedroom, you’ll find ample built-in storage framing the west-facing window. The storage offers more than just cabinets and shelves: it also has a reading bench and a built-in desk, the perfect spot to work from home or start the day. On top of all that, there’s a proper closet in this room as well.
This unit is located in a 1905 elevator building near Columbia University, complete with bike storage, common laundry, storage, a live-in super, and a pet-friendly policy. The neighborhood has plenty to offer, from farmer’s markets on Thursdays and Sundays to proximity to Riverside Park (a great spot to watch the sunset). Morningside Park is just a few blocks away as well! The 1 train stops nearby at 116th Street, and nearby restaurants include Community Food & Juice, Tom’s, and Koronet Pizza.
…And Why You Might Not
Of course, every apartment has its drawbacks. For one, the living and dining area is definitely on the smaller side. The kitchen is also a bit awkwardly shaped, so cooking with more than one person could be tricky. But considering everything this place does include (an elevator, dishwasher, and three closets, to name a few), we can confidently say the price is right!Find more NYC homes you’ll love on StreetEasy