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StreetEasy Open House Scorecard: Family-sized apartments still rule

By Emily Feldman  | January 30, 2012 - 10:01AM

Families looking for a new home should take notes from this week's installment of the Open House Scorecard. The ten most popular open houses on over the last week (measured by how frequently each open house was "saved") include plenty of 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, large and versatile enough for a growing household. 

On the Brooklyn side of the river there's this $775,000 2-bedroom on St. Marks Place in Park Slope, which can be converted to a 3-bedroom when the time is right, and welcome a washer and dryer when the money's right. Other perks for a young family: The apartment's located a short walk from Prospect Park and won't turn away your pooch (or cat or your kid's weary class pet).

On the pricier side, there's this $1.35 million 2-bedroom in the West Village. Between the unit's storage and the basement's bike room, there's more than enough space for all the toys, games, toilet paper, cereal boxes and generic stuff a family accumulates. It's located near two elementary schools (P.S. 3 and P.S. 41) a middle school (Simon Baruch) and walking distance from Hudson River Park.

For other family-friendly units (or home office-friendly units, depending on your choice of furnishings) consult the complete Score Card below. And if you find yourself inspired to contact an agent, allow BrickUnderground's free Agent Referral Service to do it for you.

  1. 174 West 76th Street—2-bed co-op, $995k
  2. 35 West 92nd Street—2-bed co-op, $1.095m 
  3. 160 West 85th Street—2-bed co-op, $995k 
  4. 321 West 78th Street—2-bed co-op, $1.15m
  5. 123 West 93rd Street—2-bed co-op, $815k
  6. 708 Greenwich Street—2-bed co-op, $1.35m
  7. 252 West 30th Street—2-bed condo, $1.75m
  8. 35 Saint Marks Place—2-bed condo, $775k
  9. 514 West End Avenue—2-bed co-op, $1.275m
  10. 114 Clinton Street—2-bed co-op, $775k

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