Price Check Rental Edition

Luxury rentals along the High Line offer lots of goodies, but $3,000 will only get you a studio

By Leah Hochbaum Rosner  | July 30, 2018 - 1:00PM

This furnished studio rents for $3,000 a month. 

Douglas Elliman

The 2009 opening of the High Line—the 1.45-mile-long elevated public park built on a historic freight railway—ignited a real estate boom along the West Side of Manhattan, ushering in new office towers, such 40 Tenth Ave., a dramatic 10-story glass building; and luxury condo buildings like 520 West 28th, a startlingly futuristic design by the late architect Zaha Hadid; and 515 West 29th, a project from architect Soo K. Chan that offers outdoor space for each of its 12 apartments.

New luxury rentals buildings are also part of this boom and they are notable for offering renters amenities more often associated with high-end condo buildings. But the pricing may strike some renters as absurd: rents near the High Line for a studio run around $3,000 (and much higher and some people think that's just nuts). But if you can swing it, here are five apartments along the High Line that can be yours for about $3,000 a month.


500 West 30th St., #8G

This furnished studio (also shown at top) has a dishwasher, and rents for $3,000 a month. It’s in Abington House, a full-service luxury building. Amenities include an Equinox gym, a lap pool, spa, rooftop terrace with city views, another terrace with a grill, bowling and game room, and basketball court.


507 West 28th St., #1017

Listed for $2,996 a month, this studio apartment has Caesarstone countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen (including a dishwasher), and gray porcelain floors and walnut cabinetry in the bathroom. It’s within walking distance of Chelsea Market and Hudson Yards, the largely under construction mega development. Amenities include a fitness center, heated indoor pool with locker rooms, lounge, recreation room with a full catering kitchen, interactive kids’ playroom, and laundry facilities. There’s no broker’s fee.


315 West 33rd St., #16K

Available for $3,000 a month, this studio rental is located in The Olivia, an elevator building with a doorman, bike room, gym, live-in super, package room, and roof deck. There’s no broker’s fee.


515 9th Ave., #12D

This top-floor studio has high ceilings, a walk-in closet, oversized windows, rift-cut white oak floors, washer/dryer, and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. It’s located in LANA, a luxury rental building with a 24-hour attended lobby, rooftop sun deck with a green lawn, and fitness center. It’s listed for $3,046 a month. There’s no broker’s fee.


540 West 28th St., #9G

This $2,850-a-month top-floor studio has 10-foot ceilings, a large south-facing window wall with city views, a washer/dryer, wide plank oak flooring, and granite countertops, cherry wood cabinetry, and a garbage disposal in the kitchen. It’s in +ART, a condo building above the High Line with curated art in the lobby, a art courtyard, furnished rooftop, gym, cold storage, and concierge services. No pets allowed.


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