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5 West Village studios for under $2,500 a month, if you crave a hip neighborhood

This renovated West Village studio is $2,315 a month. 

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The West Village, with its small streets, relatively quieter pace and iconic destinations, like the High Line, the Whitney Museum of American Art, White Horse Tavern, Stonewall Inn, and Hudson River Park, is a highly desirable neighborhood to live in.

But it's an expensive place to live in, even if you are willing to go very small. The median rent for a studio in the West Village is a whopping $2,812 a month, according to StreetEasy. But lots of people are willing to pay that price (and more) in order to live in the heart of this sought-after locale—even if that means living in a place like this tiny apartment with a twin-sized Murphy bed, not that installing a Murphy bed to save room is a bad idea.

If you can’t stretch your budget very far, but still desperately want to live in the neighborhood, here are five apartments that you can rent for under $2,500 a month. But you might have to sacrifice something in addition to space. For instance, two of the studios don’t have stoves. They have hot plates instead.

189 Waverly Pl., #5

Listed for $2,315 a month, this renovated studio (also pictured above) has hardwood floors, an open layout with updated appliances, a tiled bathroom, and large windows with tree-top views. It’s in a rental building that allows pets on a case by case basis.

323 West 4th St., #2A

This $2,295-a-month street-facing studio has casement windows, a renovated bathroom, and hardwood floors. The apartment doesn’t have a stove, but it does have a hot plate, a conventional microwave, and a half-size fridge. It’s located in a rental building with laundry in the basement. The price is based on an 18-month lease. There’s no broker’s fee.

101 Perry St., #2D

Features of this $2,245-a-month studio include a sunken living room, hardwood floors, and granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. It’s in a rental building with a live-in super. No dogs allowed.

93 Barrow St., #3

Priced at $2,300 a month, this studio, located one flight up in a walk-up building, has a separate windowed kitchen with a microwave and a full-size fridge, hardwood floors, a decorative fireplace, and lots of storage. There’s no stove, but there are two hot plates for cooking. No dogs allowed.

55 Perry St., #1E

This studio has high ceilings, a separate kitchen with full-size appliances, and the listing says it fits a king-size bed (although there may not be room for much else). It’s located in an elevator building with laundry on the premises. Rent is $2,475 a month.