Deal alert! The Upper West Side is hot. And Manhattan Valley — the neighborhood’s northernmost section — offers some of its most affordable homes. Our Rental of the Week is a perfect case in point. This Upper West Side 2BR has lots of space and in-unit laundry. Plus, it’s so close to Central Park it’s practically Central Park West. All for a price that might have you doing a double-take.
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Address: 8 Manhattan Ave. #1B
Neighborhood: Manhattan Valley
Best feature: Scoring 2 bedrooms for $2K is basically the holy grail of Manhattan renting! But the fact that this Upper West Side 2BR also has in-unit laundry? And a dishwasher? And is just a stone’s throw from Central Park? Congratulations, you’ve just won the lottery.
Our Rental of the Week has more going for it, too. Sizable bedrooms offer plenty of space to spread out. New renovations are on display in the large kitchen/living area, which boasts stainless appliances and a fun tile backsplash. The bathroom is nicely renovated as well. In addition, there are big, bright windows for natural light, supplemented by recessed lighting throughout. And the prewar building has both an elevator and a live-in super.
Why it’s a deal: Like we said, 2 bedrooms for $2K! Manhattan Valley is a submarket of the Upper West Side. The UWS’s median asking rent is currently $3,300, according to StreetEasy’s Data Dashboard. That puts our Rental of the Week at an incredible $1,300 per month below average for the area.
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Biggest drawback: This Upper West Side 2BR is a first-floor apartment. That’s convenient in a lot of ways, but may not appeal to some — especially if street noise is a concern. And the living room and kitchen are combined, which feels a bit cramped compared to the spacious bedrooms.
See the listing: 8 Manhattan Ave. #1B, in Manhattan Valley. To learn more, contact Domenico Parrelli at Home by Choice.
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