Queens is a popular borough that welcomes many monthly renters. The borough boasts plenty of communities filled with restaurants and entertainment with lower rental prices than areas in Manhattan. With neighborhoods like Astoria and Long Island City close to Manhattan, some people move to the borough for the lower-priced rents and the easy commute.
The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment across New York City increased slightly to $3,995 this month. As the slower rental season ends and Spring begins, more renters will dip their toes into an expensive market with high rental prices. However, those looking to capitalize on lower rental prices than during the summer season can still expect to find deals across the borough. The following listings below $2,500 offer outdoor space, laundry, and proximity to public transportation.
1. 33-38 72nd Street #3
Neighborhood: Jackson Heights
Size: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 3.85%
Tenants can immediately move into this new-renovated two-bedroom apartment in Jackson Heights. The unit resides on the top floor of a private house and features a large skylight in the living room. Renters will appreciate the eat-in kitchen that leaves plenty of room for a dining table in addition to plenty of counter space and cabinetry. This pet-friendly unit includes heat and hot water in the rent. Renters will live an eight-minute walk from the E, M, and R subway lines and near several grocery stores and laundromats.
2. 20-20 Hazen Street #1B
Size: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 13.97%
This renovated two-bedroom in Astoria includes several features that appeal to roommates, families, or those looking for a home office. The expansive kitchen lines a long wall and features a stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher, plenty of cabinet and counter space, and an in-unit washer and dryer at the end. Hardwood floors run throughout the apartment and span across the two fairly-sized bedrooms. Renters can also access the outdoor space and patio area on the property. This unit resides 0.87 miles away from the N and W lines, so renters may opt to have a bicycle or car if they choose to rent this space.
3. 63-109 Saunders Street #A3
Neighborhood: Rego Park
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 2.63%
Comuters will enjoy living within a three-minute walk of the E, M, and R subway lines when renting this apartment. The recently renovated one-bedroom features new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and new tile in the bathroom. In the living room that measures over 200 square feet, renters can utilize a nook as an office space. Renters can have pets in this unit and also enjoy building features like laundry, an elevator, and a bike room.
4. 152-11 89th Avenue #526
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 2.86%
Renters who seek a modern apartment with sleek finishes can tour this studio in Jamaica. The kitchen space features stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, and renters can also utilize the in-unit washer and dryer in the hallway. In the living space, renters will find an oversized window that welcomes plenty of natural light and an unobstructed view of the area. Renters will enjoy building amenities like the communal rooftop with a 9-hole golf course, a fitness center, and a movie theater. This building resides within a four-minute walk of the E and F lines.
5. 56-11 Catalpa Avenue #3
Size: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 19.33%
This spacious two-bedroom offers a generously-sized living room and two large bedrooms with closets. The eat-in kitchen features enough room for a table and chairs and also includes stainless steel appliances. Renters will appreciate that this pet-friendly unit resides on the second floor of a walk-up building. They will also live near local bars and restaurants and a five-minute walk from the M line.
Released on a monthly basis, the RentHop Best Deal series aims to provide renters with useful market insights and a chance to identify rental gems currently available on the market. These listings are hand-selected by the team at RentHop based on a few factors, including layout, apartment size, features, and more importantly, price.
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