The Upper West Side is a Manhattanite’s paradise, sandwiched between Central Park and Riverside Park. The old-school co-op buildings mix with cute cafes and ample green space to create a perfect vibe. Not so perfect? The neighborhood’s price tags, which more often than not sit in the seven-figure range. But you can still snag a great deal, like 333 W. 85th St. #3B. Our Deal of the Week is a 1-bedroom apartment less than a block from Riverside Park that also boasts a huge, private balcony!
The Price: $550,000
The median asking price for a home on the Upper West Side was $1.8 million as of February, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at under one-third of the median asking price for the neighborhood!
Buyers who stick with the 20% minimum down payment can expect to see monthly payments of $3,618. This includes a mortgage payment of $2,432 and a maintenance fee of $1,186 – which is less than the neighborhood’s asking rent of $4,000.
Why You’ll Love It…
Enter this apartment and you’ll be greeted by the bedroom door and the open living room and kitchen area. The space is decked out with hardwood floors and a painted brick decorative fireplace which gives the place tons of charm. In addition to an oversized window, the living room features a door that steps out onto your very own private balcony! At 11-by-8.75 feet, this outdoor space is more than enough for entertaining, cooking, or rolling out your yoga mat on a sunny day.
Back inside, the kitchen is separated from the living room by a peninsula that provides both dining and food prep space. Full-sized appliances including a fridge, oven, and mounted microwave provide all the basics your inner home chef needs. Next door, the bathroom features a full-sized tub and shower combo, sink with storage, and medicine cabinet. And speaking of storage, there’s a handy closet in the living area, plus another in the generously sized bedroom.
Located just a block from Riverside Park and all it has to offer, the building is also just a couple blocks from the 1 train at 86th Street. West End Avenue and Broadway provide great shopping and dining, including Zabar’s, Maison Pickle, and 5 Napkin Burger. Plus, the apartment is located in a well-maintained brownstone with only five units for a semi-private feel.
… And Why You Might Not
Because this unit is in a brownstone, you’ll have to take the stairs up to the apartment – two flights to be exact. It’s also unclear if there’s laundry in the building, but if not, there is a laundromat a block and a half away. The living room is also not very large, and it might be hard to fit in a formal dining space.
But if you’ve got your eye on the Upper West Side, don’t miss this bargain!