For those seeking short commutes to Manhattan without the high costs of some Brooklyn neighborhoods, consider Astoria. This Queens enclave has become increasingly popular with New Yorkers fond of its access to parks and diverse food options. Even better, it’s home to some great deals. Our Deal of the Week, 21-85 34th Ave. #6C, is a spacious Astoria 1-bedroom with big, bright windows, a built-in home office, and access to outdoor space.
The Price: $365,000
The median asking price for a an Astoria 1-bedroom is $639,000, putting our Deal of the Week more than $270K below average for the neighborhood.
Buyers who choose to put down the 20% minimum down payment of $73,000 can expect to see monthly payments of $2,220. This includes a mortgage payment of $1,514 and a maintenance fee of $706. By comparison, the median rent for a 1-bedroom in the neighborhood is $1,984.
Why You’ll Love It…
In addition to its fantastic price tag, this Astoria 1-bedroom features a slew of things New Yorkers want, especially these days. The living room includes a built-in home office against one wall, ready for all your current and future work-from-home needs. And it’s flooded with light from a big, south-facing triple window, giving you a view of trees and sky.
In fact, there are windows in every room here, including the kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen has a dishwasher, lots of counter space, and a sleek backsplash. There’s even extra room to accommodate eat-in table — or a remodel, which could really make this space into a dream kitchen. There’s a big foyer entry with a closet to stash away coats, shoes, and bags. And the corner bedroom is also quite large, with two exposures and a long closet, plus two more closets just outside the bathroom.
This home is in the Queensview co-op complex, comprised of 14 elevator buildings set around a central park area. So there will always be wide-open outdoor space right outside your front door! The N/R trains are a quick walk away, for easy and fast commutes into Manhattan, and you’re only a couple of blocks from the restaurants, gyms, and shops along Broadway.
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… And Why You Might Not
Some aspects of this apartment are a little outdated, especially the kitchen. The room’s extra space offers flexibility, but the current format could make cooking a tight squeeze. Luckily, at this price, you may have some cash leftover for an upgrade: See the rendering on the listing of what this kitchen could become! Regardless, this amount of space at this price is worth a serious look. Be sure to check out the video walkthrough and 3D tour on the listing.
Check out the listing at 21-85 34th Ave. #6C. Contact a StreetEasy Expert on the listing for more information.
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