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This Upper West Side 2BR has an asking price of $715,000.

The Upper West Side of Manhattan is typically associated with sale prices in the millions. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Our latest Deal of the Week is a 2-bedroom unit at 309 W. 75th St. #3 in the heart of the Upper West Side, and offers plenty of style to go along with its great location and practicality.

The Price: $715,000

According to the latest StreetEasy Market Reports, the median asking price for apartments on the Upper West Side is $1,751,000. That means our Deal of the Week is listed for $1 million less than the median.

Buyers who put down the minimum 20 percent down payment of $143,000 will see monthly payments of about $4,418. That total includes a monthly maintenance fee of $1,503 and a mortgage payment of $2,915.

Why You’ll Love It …

This apartment combines prewar charm with modern, renovated finishes. Exposed brick pops in the living room and bedrooms, and new hardwood floors flow throughout the space. The master bedroom features a wall-length window, great for letting in lots of natural light. The open, windowed kitchen features custom cabinetry, an oversize gas range, and stainless-steel appliances, including a dishwasher. While there is no washer and dryer in the unit, one can be installed with co-op board approval (and there looks to be a closet ready for it). Through-wall air conditioning will keep the place cool in the summer.

This is a true 2-bedroom apartment, meaning each bedroom has its own closet and window, as well as its own entrance. In addition to the bedrooms’ closets, there are three closets in the living room for maximum storage space. Additional storage is available in the building.

One of the most impressive parts of this apartment is its location in a limestone-faced, pet-friendly building right near the corner of West 75th Street and West End Avenue. Riverside Park is just one block away, and the 1, 2 and 3 trains are all close. There are also plenty of nearby amenities, including an Equinox gym, SoulCycle, the Beacon Theatre, Levain Bakery, Zabar’s, and Fairway Market.

… And Why You Might Not

There aren’t too many windows in the living space, especially in the living room. Additionally, the monthly maintenance fees, at $1,500, are on the high side, though not crazy for New York City. Nonetheless, for those seeking a budget 2-bedroom with a great location in one of NYC’s all-time favorite neighborhoods, this could be the perfect place.

Check out the listing at 309 W. 75th St. #3, listed by Patricia Galante and Charles Zivancev of Corcoran.

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