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.
Two-bedroom in Gowanus, $2,400/month
Complete with a spacious living room, beautiful hardwood floors and a compact kitchen full of stainless steel appliances, this cute Gowanus apartment is a great spot for a growing family. Two king-sized bedrooms with large windows and radiator heat (one would definitely be perfect for bunk beds!) give parents and kids plenty of privacy, plus there’s on-site laundry!
Two-bedroom in Williamsburg, $2,500/month
This traditional pre-war apartment has two big, sunny bedrooms and a large living room with plenty of space for a comfy couch. There’s also on-site laundry, making those piles of kiddo clothes much easier to handle. Even better, it’s just a few blocks from the William Sheridan Playground, Havemeyer Park and Grand Ferry Park at the East River.
Two-bedroom in Park Slope, $2,550/month
One of Brooklyn’s most family-friendly neighborhoods, Park Slope is the perfect place to raise your kids. With this apartment, you’ll be located just a few blocks from scenic Prospect Park (and just two blocks from Washington Park), plus there’s a big living room for family playtime. It’s also multilevel—perfect for families with tweens who want their own private hideaway.
Two-bedroom in East Harlem, $2,500/month
This newly renovated apartment has a prime location on Third Ave, only a few blocks from Central Park’s East Meadow and half a block from Sunshine Playground. It has brand-new everything—hardwood floors, a kitchen outfitted with stainless steel appliances and even a small gas oven. Catch the 96th St 6 train for easy travel around the city.
Two-bedroom in Crown heights, $2,499/month
It’s possible: You can actually have the feel of a suburban home without leaving the city! This spacious apartment’s high ceilings make it feel super roomy, plus it has a huge kitchen with plenty of space for a dining table. Last, the bedrooms are located on opposite ends of the apartment so you’ll have a bit of privacy, and you’re just three blocks from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!