You're mostly looking at studios and one-bedroom co-ops in Manhattan and Brooklyn if you’re armed with a budget of $450,000. In Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island, though, you’ll find some pretty large houses, including one with six bedrooms.
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CARNEGIE HILL, MANHATTAN: A prewar one-bedroom co-op with high ceilings, arched doorways, and a washer and dryer in a pet-friendly building at 175 East 93rd Street (between Lexington and Third). $450,000 plus $1,235/month maintenance
GRAMERCY PARK, MANHATTAN: A prewar studio co-op with 10-foot beamed ceilings, a dishwasher, and hardwood floors in a pet-friendly elevator building with a full-time doorman and a live-in super steps from Gramercy Park at 4 Lexington Avenue (between East 22nd and Gramercy Park North). $449,000 plus $794/month maintenance
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN: A one-bedroom co-op with a nook for a home office or nursery, French doors, and an updated kitchen and bath with a heated towel rack in a doorman building that allows pied-a-terres and has on-site laundry facilities at 85 Livingston Street (between Court and Adams). $450,000 plus $882/month maintenance
PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN: A one-bedroom co-op with a private deck and crown moldings in a pet-friendly building with storage and laundry facilities located just off Prospect Park at 55 Montgomery Place (between Eighth and Prospect Park West). $450,000 plus $638/month maintenance
CROWN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN: A three-bedroom, one-bath condo with a washer and dryer, private storage, and granite countertops in a pet-friendly building at 1487 Prospect Place (between Rochester and Buffalo Avenues). $450,000 plus $363/month common charges, $22/month taxes
JACKSON HEIGHTS, QUEENS: A one-bedroom co-op with an entry foyer, formal dining room, built-in bookcases, and garden views in a building with laundry in the basement and a live-in super at 35-31 78th Street (between 35th and 37th). $449,000 plus $463/month maintenance
SAINT ALBANS, QUEENS: A six-bedroom, two-bath single-family house with an attic, a basement, and a detached garage on a tree-lined block at 116-27 292nd Street (between 116th and Linden). $450,000 plus $291/month taxes
RIVERDALE, BRONX: A three-bedroom, two-bath co-op with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and custom cabinets in the kitchen in a pet-friendly elevator building with a playground, playroom, and gym at 4525 Henry Hudson Parkway (between West 242nd and West 246th). $449,000 plus $1,380/month maintenance
TRAVIS, STATEN ISLAND: A three-bedroom, one-plus-bath semi-detached single-family with a finished basement and a yard with a hot tub and a shed at 51 Beresford Avenue (at Wild). $449,000