Affordable Housing

5 one-bedroom apartments in NYC's most affordable neighborhoods for renters

By Austin Havens-Bowen | November 10, 2021 - 1:30PM 

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath in Parkchester is listed for $1,600 with three months free on a 24-month lease.

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Finding a rental apartment in New York City is more expensive and challenging in today’s competitive market. And if you have your heart set on living in a specific neighborhood, you probably won’t have a lot of options, especially when you have to stick to a budget. 

One way to find an apartment in your price range is to broaden your search geographically. If you don’t have to live in a specific neighborhood, you can find apartments that are more affordable, especially in areas farther from Manhattan.

Brick Underground recently partnered with Renthop to pinpoint the three most affordable neighborhoods in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens for our annual guide. The neighborhoods are based on the median rent for one-bedroom apartments.

To help with your budget-friendly apartment search, here are five one-bedrooms rentals in some of those neighborhoods including Parkchester, Bensonhurst, Washington Heights, Kew Gardens, and Inwood. 

1670 Metropolitan Ave., #3C, Parkchester

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $1,600 with three months free on a 24-month lease. The apartment has beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and several windows. The building has an elevator, garden, and garage parking. Castle Hill Park and Key Foods are nearby. 

8210 19th Ave., #B80, Bensonhurst

This one bedroom, one bath is listed for $1,695. Apartment #B80 has hardwood floors, arched doorways, high ceilings, moldings and four closets. The building has a live-in super, elevator, and laundry room. Milestone Park and Chris’s are nearby. 
 

561 West 175th St., #33, Washington Heights 

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $1,800 with one month free on a 12-month lease. It has hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, several windows, and two closets. The building is pet friendly. Highbridge Park and the 181st Street subway station are nearby. 

83-30 118th St., #22, Kew Gardens

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $1,995. The renovated apartment has hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, and several closets. All utilities are included. The building has a live-in super and elevator. Forest Park and La Sala are nearby. 

 

254 Seaman Ave., #D5, Inwood 

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,000 with one-and-a-half months free on a 12-month lease. Apartment #D5 features parquet floors, high ceilings, stainless steel appliances, moldings, and several closets. The pet-friendly building has an elevator and laundry room. Inwood Hill Park and The Inwood Farm are nearby. 

 

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