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 Crown Heights, $2,595/month
What’s better than a sunny apartment in Crown Heights? A sunny apartment with in-unit laundry, king-size bedrooms and a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. It’s also rent stabilized, plus it’s located a block from the Nostrand Ave 3 train and two blocks from the Franklin Ave 2, 3, 4 and 5 trains. As a final perk, its just three blocks from the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Two-bedroom in Windsor Terrace, $2,547/month
Sunny, pristine and perfect for families, this two-bedroom in Windsor Terrace offers a huge living room for family movie nights, two large bedrooms with high ceilings and a medium-sized bathroom with pretty tiling. Our favorite part is the kitchen—there are stainless steel appliances, wood-paneled cabinets and there’s even a large island.
Located just two blocks from Central Park, this UWS apartment offers easy access to the subway (Cathedral Pkwy 110th St B and C trains) plus it’s just two blocks from the 103rd St 1 train. Inside, there’s a large kitchen with plenty of cabinet space (though a little dated), plus two large bedrooms for you and the kiddos. Last, you’re also three blocks from Riverside Park—not too shabby!
Two-bedroom on the Upper West Side, $2,545/month
Say goodbye to your walk-up apartment—this ground floor space is big, sunny and won’t require you to haul a stroller up three flights of stairs. There’s a washer and dryer in the unit for easy laundry days, plus there’s a large open-concept kitchen, big bedrooms and a beautiful marble bathroom. Since the space is also sandwiched between Central Park and Morningside Park, you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to weekend playtime.
Two-bedroom in South Slope, $2,225/month
This cool apartment located two blocks from the bay puts you right near beautiful Green-Wood Cemetery and steps from the 25th St R train. Inside, the space has a traditional pre-war feel with hardwood floors and exposed brick walls—there’s also a two-person island in the kitchen and a shared courtyard outside, plus free bike storage.