If you’re looking for a two bedroom in an area of Manhattan that is still comparatively affordable, why not hop the A train to Washington Heights, where you might actually be able to buy a decent-sized apartment without breaking the bank.
According to StreetEasy, the median price for a two bedroom in the (extremely) uptown neighborhood is $585,000—far less than the Manhattan median price of $999,000, per Douglas Elliman's fourth quarter report for Manhattan sales. And savings aren’t the only thing you’ll get by living “In the Heights.”
Musical theater lovers can geek out at the oldest house in Manhattan, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, which served as a temporary headquarters for George Washington in 1776, and where Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote portions of “Hamilton.” Outdoorsy types can spend their days at the 160-acre Fort Washington Park, which has baseball fields, basketball, handball, and tennis courts, dog-friendly areas, playgrounds, and barbecuing areas. And foodies can enjoy the Dominican fare at La Casa Del Mofongo and the cuisine of Spain’s Galician region at Manolo Tapas.
If all that sounds good to you, here are five Washington Heights two bedrooms that can be yours for $855,000 (and some for a lot less). The apartments have upgrades and modern conveniences too.
Listed for $825,000, this two-bedroom, one-bath co-op (also pictured top) has a sunken living room and a modern chef’s kitchen with Caesarstone countertops and a Sub-Zero fridge. The apartment has many original touches, including oak parquet floors, which have been refinished, and plaster walls. The ceiling has been skim coated. The baseboards, crown molding, and picture rails have been replaced, and new doors have been installed throughout the apartment. The electricity has also been upgraded to support modern appliances. It’s in a co-op building with a private gym, bike rooms, extra storage (for a fee), and on-site laundry. Maintenance is $1,224 a month.
Priced at $855,000, this two-bedroom, one-bath condo has a large, open foyer, a dining room, three exposures, a windowed granite kitchen, a washer and dryer, a windowed bath, hardwood floors, and recessed lighting. It’s in a pet-friendly condo building with a live-in super. Common charges are $717 a month. Taxes are $277 a month.
Features of this two-bedroom, one-bath condo include a formal dining room, hardwood floors with mahogany inlay, recessed lighting, in-unit laundry, updated electric, picture rail moldings, and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. It’s in a pet-friendly condo building with an elevator and a live-in super, and is listed for $850,000. Common charges are $1,109 a month. Taxes are $653 a month.
This $799,000 two-bedroom, one-bath, top-floor corner apartment has recently been renovated. It has river views, a windowed chef’s kitchen with a breakfast bar and eco-friendly countertops, a sunken living room with built-in shelving and a built-in desk, and a window seat in the master bedroom. It’s in a co-op building with an elevator. Maintenance is $1,117 a month.
Listed for $795,000, this two-bedroom, two-bath apartment has a modern kitchen, a dining room, a private balcony, six closets, and in-unit laundry. It’s in a pet-friendly condo building with a roof deck and a courtyard. Common charges are $442 a month. Taxes are just $9 a month thanks to a tax abatement through 2033.
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