You already know the reasons why NYC is the best place to raise a family, right? But when it comes to finding a family-friendly apartment in Gotham, we know the odds are stacked against even the bravest of space-seekers. Lucky for you, we've rounded up our pick of the week's best two-bedroom NYC apartments, all priced between $1,800 and $2,600 per month. Just remember, if you love it, move fast-they'll be gone before you know it! Godspeed, dear renter, and don't forget the ten commandments of apartment hunting. Check back next week for more from real-estate site Zumper's inventory.
Affordable apartments for families
Two-bedroom on the Upper West Side, $2,400/month
Large, sunny and spacious? We’re in! Just west of Central Park, this two-bedroom apartment is great for families. There’s a big kitchen with plenty of storage space and a gas stove, plus the adjacent living room has plenty of good spots for a dining table, large sofa and a cozy TV/play space. For easy travel around the city, grab the B or C at 103rd St.
Two-bedroom in Park Slope, $2,416/month
Talk about a family-friendly neighborhood! With surrounding amenities like local Prospect Park, Dizzy’s Diner and JJ Byrne playground, this apartment is worth snagging. There’s a newly remodeled kitchen with a gas stove and stainless steel appliances, plus beautiful dark wood cabinetry and granite countertops. The building is also dog-friendly, so your too-cool pooch is totally welcome.
Two-bedroom in Park Slope, $2,500/month
Nice hardwood floors, a newly renovated kitchen and a large living room are just a few of the perks of this Park Slope apartment. There are two big bedrooms perfect for you and the kiddos, plus it’s centrally located for quick access to Prospect Park and the F and G trains.
Two-bedroom on Upper East Side, $2,490/month
Nab this classic UES apartment, situated less than three blocks from John Jay Park on the East River and close by the 77th St 6 train stop. Heading across town? The 79th Street bus cuts right through the park! This well-lit, two-bedroom pad has a roomy kitchen with plenty of counter and cabinet space, making school-lunch prep more manageable. You could easily drop by the 79th Street branch of NYPL after school to help the tots with their homework before heading home to kick back in the huge living room for movie night.
Two-bedroom on Upper East Side, $2,600/month
In need of a totally pristine apartment? This one’s your best bet. It has high ceilings, polished strip wood flooring and plenty of natural light. The storage situation in the well-kept kitchen is a dream for families looking to stash away their insane amounts of Tupperware, and the French doors between rooms give the place a classic feel. For a dose of fresh air, take the kiddos for a walk to nearby Carl Schurz Park.