The Upper West Side certainly has its fair share of beautiful buildings and expensive apartments. That’s especially true in high-cachet areas, like the venerable co-ops of Central Park West and the ritzy condo towers near Columbus Circle. But life in this popular neighborhood doesn’t have to mean a lavish price tag. Just take a look at our Deal of the Week: 303 W. 66th St. #2/AW is an Upper West Side 2BR in Lincoln Square, the area surrounding Lincoln Center. It’s got plenty of amenities, lots of storage space, a sunroom that would make a great home office, and a price tag that’s far lower than the neighborhood average.
The Price: $675,000
The median asking price for a home on the Upper West Side is $1.5 million, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at less than half the asking price for the overall neighborhood!
Buyers who put down the 25% minimum down payment of $168,750 can expect to see monthly payments of $3,280. This includes a mortgage payment of $2,123 and a maintenance fee of $1,157. Comparatively, the median asking rent for an Upper West Side 2BR is $4,400.
Why You’ll Love It…
This Upper West Side 2BR offers so much value for the price! The primary bedroom is plenty big enough for a king-size bed, with a smaller bedroom on the other side of the living room for maximum privacy. And if that’s not enough space for you, there’s even a super-sunny bonus room in the form of a 13-foot terrace that has been enclosed. Use it as a breakfast room, den, home gym, home office — the possibilities are endless.
The unit is certainly not short on storage space, either. There are four closets total, and the kitchen has abundant cabinets to stash things away in. It also boasts quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. And the modern bathroom comes complete with a green glass vessel sink and soaking tub.
Set in Lincoln Guild, a 20-story co-op, this unit gets all the conveniences of a full-service building without the extravagant price. Not only is there a full-time doorman, there’s also a gym, a bike room, two laundry rooms, and a circular driveway, with parking available. All west-side trains are easily accessible, as is beautiful Riverside Park.
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… And Why You Might Not
Sadly, no space can be perfect. The windows in this apartment, while big, don’t offer much in the way of views. And the enclosed sunroom is a bit odd: The second bedroom’s windows look out to it, so it’s like having interior windows that look into another room. It could be a nice outdoor space if it were turned back into a terrace. But if you’re looking for a little extra space in a great location at a stellar price, be sure to check this one out.
Check out the listing at 303 W. 66th St. #2/AW, and contact a StreetEasy Expert on the listing for more details.