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 this city, a true rowhouse can be had for something close to a regular-person budget, especially with rental income factored in. Here are five fantastic NYC townhouses under $2M.

Price $1,500,000
Space 4 beds, 3 baths
Neighborhood Stuyvesant Heights

Here’s your chance to own a classic Brooklyn brownstone with much of its original charm maintained: decorative fireplace mantels, fancy staircase banisters, and the original hardwood floors. Other aspects of the house have been updated, such as the kitchen, outfitted in all-blue cabinetry and even a blue oven. A patio and garden in the back of the house provide an excellent spot for relaxing or entertaining. Listed by Ban Leow of Halstead Brooklyn.

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Price $1,999,000
Space 4 beds, 3.5 baths
Neighborhood Bedford-Stuyvesant

This extra-wide townhouse has tons of space, including a finished basement. The first floor is completely open, with the living room, dining room, and kitchen flowing into each other. The kitchen features beautiful stone countertops and an eat-in island and leads to a private patio and garden. Plus, the house is just a few steps away from the C train. Listed by Elliot Nicks of Massada Home Sales Inc.

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Price $1,650,000
Space 3 beds, 2 baths
Neighborhood Red Hook

This semi-attached home in Red Hook gets light from three sides, in addition to having a balcony and rooftop deck. In other words: you’ll never be short of natural light here. There are countless other great features, from the reclaimed yellow leaf pine flooring to the huge marble eat-in island to the wood-burning stove in the living room. (Sadly, the super-cute dog is not included.) Listed by Orren Azani of Compass.

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Price $1,995,000
Space 8 beds, 4 baths
Neighborhood Hamilton Heights

Here’s a chance to own a century-old building in Upper Manhattan. This Hamilton Heights home has maintained all of its original details, so you can either keep it classic or make it your perfect home. It’s in great condition after being owned by the same family for over 50 years. With eight bedrooms, a balcony, clawfoot tubs, wood window shutters, and a private garden, how can you go wrong? Listed by Amal Elsheemy of Keller Williams.

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Price $1,925,000
Space 3 beds, 2.5 baths
Neighborhood Williamsburg

This Williamsburg townhouse has been custom crafted with plenty of details in mind, including an extra lofted bedroom on the top floor and a separate entrance for the guest bedroom/office. Outside, there’s a beautiful deck and patio with an outdoor kitchen that contains both a grill and a sink. No detail has been spared, from the all-white kitchen to the gorgeous marble bathroom. Listed by Lior Barak of Compass.

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