Though it's as well-established as any other major Manhattan neighborhood, the Lower East Side still flies a little under the radar for trend-seeking buyers, who may be aware of its vibrant nightlife but ignore its comparatively affordable prices—at least when juxtaposed against other downtown enclaves. If you're on the apartment hunt, this weekend's open houses will school you on the LES' many options.
237 Eldridge Street, Apartment 1. This one-bedroom is in a pet-friendly building near the subway. Asking price: $449,000. Sunday, September 25, 12:30 pm to 2 pm.
453 FDR Drive, Apartment C507. This two-bedroom, one-bath has a balcony, and has views of the East River. Asking price: $925,000. Open house: Sunday, September 25, 1 pm to 2:30 pm.
413 Grand Street, Apartment F704. A two-bedroom, one-bath is Seward Park with open city views and access to two private parks (with playgrounds) and a fitness center. Asking price: $1.165 million. Open house: Sunday, September 25, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
115 Norfolk Street, Apartment 102. A one-bedroom with an expansive, 831-square-foot garden in a building with a virtual doorman. Asking price: $1.55 million. Open house: Sunday, September 25, 3 pm to 4 pm.
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