Spring is one of the most beloved seasons in New York City, with the weather warming up and the city coming to life with colorful blossoms and greenery. There’s no better way to embrace this season than by living near one of the city’s many parks. Whether you’re looking for a place to take a stroll, have a picnic, or simply admire the cherry blossoms, living near a park is an ideal way to connect with nature in the city’s heart. Here are five NYC homes near parks for under $1 million, giving you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beauty of spring in the city.

Price $735,000
Space Studio, 1 bath
Neighborhood East Village

This charming unit in the vibrant East Village is just steps from Tompkins Square Park. With approximately 685 square feet of space on the third floor of a walk-up building, this unit exudes character and charm, boasting high ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, and exposed brick walls that lend a rustic appeal. A decorative fireplace provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere, while a large windowed kitchen fills the unit with natural light. The current open layout of the bedroom area can be easily transformed with walls and a door, offering a cozy retreat.

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Price $525,000
Space Studio, 1 bath
Neighborhood Greenwich Village

Discover the charm of The Waverly Mews, a co-op nestled in Greenwich Village. Unit 5X awaits on the top floor, boasting high ceilings, oversized arched window openings, and a spectacular roof deck. In addition, this pet-friendly building features a courtyard undergoing renovation, laundry on every floor, and a live-in super. Just steps from Washington Square Park, this co-op offers convenience and proximity to everything you need. Note that showings are by appointment only, buyers must pass an interview, and the unit will be sold “as is” with a renovation needed. 

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Price $827,000
Space Studio, 1 bath
Neighborhood Lenox Hill

A slice of Parisian perfection lies on Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side, steps from Central Park. This spacious alcove studio has been impeccably renovated, preserving its pre-war charm while incorporating modern high-end finishes. The windowed kitchen and dining area boasts a Gaggenau cooktop and hood, Jenn-Air microwave, Subzero refrigerator and freezer, and Miele dishwasher, all complemented by Silestone countertops and Vola fixtures. The living room and bedroom, separated by blonde leather paneled folding doors, offer a 9-foot ceiling and are pin-drop quiet. 

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Price $999,000
Space 1 bed, 1 bath
Neighborhood Upper West Side

Enjoy charming brownstone views of West 87th Street to the East and a peek of Riverside Park to the West from this stunning one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit. The abundant natural light through the oversized windows creates a warm and inviting ambiance. The apartment has been completely renovated with modern fixtures and finishes, including Caesarstone counters, Porcelanosa tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, and high-end Miele appliances. The original herringbone floors provide a classic and sophisticated touch.

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Price $899,000
Space 2 beds, 1 bath
Neighborhood Park Slope

Located in a peaceful Prospect Park setting, this tranquil two-bedroom, one-bathroom home with pre-war details and a gracious layout is the ideal place to call home. The expansive living area offers built-ins and ample space for a baby grand piano facing the park. The galley kitchen features custom cabinetry and leads to a quiet windowed home office. Two spacious bedrooms are flanked by a windowed bathroom, with the king-sized primary bedroom featuring a custom wall of closets and double exposures.

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