Given the exorbitant costs and limited inventory of NYC townhouses, owning one is not in the cards for the average New Yorker. But despite the long odds, most of us still dream of landing that holy grail of NYC homes — and why not? Even in these uncertain times, a true house can be had in the city for something close to a regular-person budget, especially with rental income factored in. Here are five fantastic NYC townhouses under $2 million: Contact the listing agents for virtual tours.

Price $1,850,000
Space 3 beds, 3 baths
Neighborhood Park Slope

This Park Slope single-family home has three full baths, one of which is equipped with a gorgeous vintage clawfoot tub. The aesthetic matches that of the wood-burning fireplaces found in both the living room and master bedroom. But there are also many modern conveniences, including a luxe custom kitchen with lots of space for cooking and entertaining. And check out that backyard! Listed by Melissa Leifer of Keller Williams.

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Price $1,995,000
Space 3 beds, 3 baths

This NYC townhouse under $2 million boasts a prime location right near the Prospect Park Lake. The Tudor-style home has timber and stucco siding on the outside and original details inside, including wood paneling and elaborate molding. Modern elements are mixed in, like the kitchen’s high-end stainless steel appliances. There’s also a finished basement and a large backyard. Listed by John Mazurek of Douglas Elliman.

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Price $1,799,000
Space 4 beds, 4 baths
Neighborhood Bedford-Stuyvesant

This Bed-Stuy brownstone has been owned by the same family for 45 years and has much of its original charm intact. Currently configured as a three-family home, this could be a great investment property or could also be converted into a single-family home. The A and C trains at Nostrand Avenue are just a quick walk away. Check out the video walkthrough on the listing, and contact Nicole Gary of Keller Williams for more.

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Price $1,400,000
Space 4 beds, 2 baths
Neighborhood Ridgewood

Fall in love with this barrel-front townhouse in Queens’s Central Ridgewood Historic District. Tin ceilings, big windows, a sun room, and a huge yard are charming and inviting. Rental income is easily possible, as the house is configured as a two-family with a renovated owner’s unit. There is also a finished basement that could become a home office, gym, or rec room. Check out the 3D tour on the listing, and contact Ippei Iwashiro of Compass for details.

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Price $1,375,000
Space 3 beds, 2 baths
Neighborhood Crown Heights

Finally, here’s a limestone townhome that’s not just well under $2 million, it’s also only a few blocks from the beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Updates to the home, originally built in 1899, include a granite-outfitted kitchen, which is open to the living room and dining room. The renovated basement has a separate entrance. Listed by Renee Weiss of Bh Tal Real Estate.

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