MAPS: Where to Find the Top Available One-Bedroom Rental Bargains Under $2,500

Posted On Mon, December 21, 2015 By

Posted On Mon, December 21, 2015 By In Compare and Contrast, Cool Listings, Features, maps

Can’t seem to qualify for those popular affordable housing lotteries, or stuck on a waiting list 70,000 names long? Well, like many of us who are searching for low-priced rentals, you’ll have to forage the city’s daunting open market. The typical choices include shacking up with multiple roommates in prime neighborhoods, enduring long commutes in far-flung locales, or having to deal with an un-renovated, pre-war walk-up building.

To make your search for these rather un-glamorous apartments a bit easier, we produced a list and map of currently available one-bedroom rentals that are priced furthest below their neighborhood medians. But act fast, because these units disappear quickly.

Median One-Bedroom Rental Prices in Manhattan and Northern Brooklyn

One-Bedroom Rentals Priced Furthest Below Their Neighborhood Medians

Looking at the more than 3,000 one-bedroom apartments available on the listing website CityRealty, the median rental price for a one-bedroom in Manhattan and northern Brooklyn stands at $3,400 per month. Inwood has the cheapest median one-bedroom rents, coming in at $1,625 per month, followed by Prospect-Lefferts Gardens at $1,725 and Hamilton Heights at $1,848. On the opposite end, Noho has the highest one-bed median rent at $5,495 per month, followed by the Upper East Side along Central Park at $5,175, and Tribeca at $5,000.

Park/Fifth Avenues From 59th Street to 79th Street
Neighborhood median for a one-bedroom rental: $5,500/month
43 East 67th Street, #4A
: 54 percent below the neighborhood median
1 bed/1 bath – $2,550/month

43 East 67th Street

This sunny apartment is located in a Lenox Hill townhouse. It has large south-facing window, original parquet wood floors, crown moldings, french doors, a separate kitchen, two closets, and a large living space. It’s a third-floor walkup and is available immediately. See the full listing >>

Neighborhood median for a one-bedroom rental: $3,443/month
210 Montrose Street, #2L
: 49 percent below the neighborhood median
1 bed/1 bath – $1,750/month

210 Montrose Street

This unit has quite a large kitchen with a separate pantry closet. The living room is large with crown and base moldings, and the bedroom is through a charming arched doorway. See the full listing >>

Neighborhood median for a one-bedroom rental: $4,387/month
110 Thompson Street, #3B
: 49 percent below the neighborhood median
1 bed/1 bath – $2,250/month

110 Thompson Street

A cozy space, this apartment has the wood floors and exposed brick that so many New Yorkers desire. Plus, there’s an eat-in kitchen (virtually unheard of in this market) with updated appliances. Though there’s only one closet, the built-in window seat offers additional storage. The bedroom can fit a queen-sized bed, and it’s just a second-floor walkup. See the full listing >>

Lincoln Center
Neighborhood median for a one-bedroom rental: $4,267/month
2020 Broadway, #2L
: 46 percent below the neighborhood median
1 bed/1 bath – $2,300/month

2020 Broadway

This rent-stabilized home is newly renovated and bright. It has hardwood floors, a separate kitchen (with dishwasher!), and high ceilings. The bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, and you can’t beat this prime Lincoln Center location. See the full listing >>

Midtown West
Neighborhood median for a one-bedroom rental: $3,750/month
309 West 47th Street, #1RE
: 45 percent below the neighborhood median
1 bed/1 bath – $2,050/month

309 West 47th Street

This nice rental offers hardwood floors, granite counters, and a bedroom that can fit a king-sized bed. See the full listing >>

Riverside Dr./West End Avenue
Neighborhood median for a one-bedroom rental: $3,635/month
244 West 103rd Street, #10
: 45 percent below the neighborhood median
1 bed/1 bath – $1,995/month

244 West 103rd Street

Completely renovated, this unit is within a grand Brownstone on a tree-lined block between Broadway and West End Avenue. It boasts 13-foot ceilings, bay windows facing the street, a separate kitchen with an island, and large closets with overhead storage space. See the full listing >>

Lower East Side
Neighborhood median for a one-bedroom rental: $3,725/month
40 Ludlow Street, #2A
: 45 percent below the neighborhood median
1 bed/1 bath — $1,995/month

40 Ludlow Street

In addition to the trendy LES location, this rental provides a bedroom big enough for a queen-sized bed plus furniture and a living room that fits a full-sized sofa and lots more. See the full listing >>

West Village
Neighborhood median for a one-bedroom rental: $4,377/month
304-310 West 14th Street, #1F
: 44 percent below the neighborhood median
1 bed/1 bath – $2,450/month

304-310 west 14th street

Referred to as “extra spacious,” this second-floor walkup has a newly renovated kitchen with the much-coveted dishwasher and built-in microwave, as well as a large bedroom with a closet, and clawfoot tub in the bathroom. See the full listing >>

Lenox Hill
Neighborhood median for a one-bedroom rental: $3,300
324 East 73rd Street, #5D
: 42 percent below the neighborhood median
1 bed/1 bath – $1,900/month

324 East 73rd Street

Here you’ll find abundant closets, high ceilings, and hardwood floors. And to boot, it’s just a five-minute walk from the #6 train. See the full listing >>

Neighborhood median for a one-bedroom rental: $3,100/month
235 East 89th Street, #5FN
: 42 percent below the neighborhood median
1 bed/1 bath – $1,800/month

235 East 89th Street

This very bright unit has a separate windowed kitchen, a walk-in closet, and “pre war character and charm.” See the full listing >>



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