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Steps from Fort Tryon Park and the A train, this Washington Heights two-bedroom is asking under $900,000


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This true two-bedroom on Fort Washington Avenue in northern Washington Heights is asking $889,000. It is significantly more expensive than the neighborhood median asking price of $700,000, according to StreetEasy, but a typical similarly sized apartment on the Upper West Side, for example, is nearly $900,000 more. It's also only half a block from Fort Tryon Park and the A train at 190th Street.

Prices in Washington Heights  have spiked over the past five years by a whopping 30 percent. It's unclear how long this rapid price growth can continue, but if it does, buyers could get a sizable return on their investment down the line.

Now, back to the place at hand: The second-floor apartment has a separate foyer/gallery with built-in book shelves that's currently, and somewhat awkwardly, being used as a dining area. The adjacent sunken living has two west-facing windows (shown in the main photo above).

The galley kitchen has lots of cabinet and counter space and a built-in breakfast bar.

The master bedroom, according to the listing, has views of Fort Tryon Park, home of the Cloisters, and also has an en-suite bathroom with a shower.

Both of the bathrooms are clean-looking and decently sized but might need a little modernizing, especially that yellow-tiled en-suite one.

There are eight closets total, three in the second bedroom.

The building was built in 1939 and has a gym, storage, a laundry room, private courtyard gardens, and a bike room. There's no doorman, but the building does have a security guard and security cameras throughout.

The listing notes that the apartment is within the district for PS 187, an InsideSchools staff pick that goes from pre-K to eighth grade. Pets are allowed, and the monthly maintenance is $1,224 a month.