Queens Listings Under $2,400 in May 2024

Queens is a popular borough that welcomes many renters monthly. 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 New York City apartment increased to $4,400 this month. With spring in bloom, renters will find more rental opportunities across the borough. The following listings under $2,400 boast stainless steel appliances, private outdoor space, and laundry facilities.

Best Queens Listings in May 2024

1. 83-71 116th Street

Queens living room and kitchen
Neighborhood: Kew Gardens
Price: $2,200
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 6.88%
This bright and welcoming one-bedroom boasts modern finishes throughout. The unit’s large living room rests directly off the kitchen, which includes stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, and eye-catching blue cabinetry. Past the kitchen, tenants can access the private outdoor balcony. The large bedroom fits a queen-sized bed. The rest of the building includes an elevator and laundry facilities, and renters will live an 11-minute walk from the J and Z trains.

2. 19-62 80th Street #B1

Queens living room with large window
Neighborhood: Astoria
Price: $2,200
Size: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 22.81%
Renters in Astoria can consider moving into this bright one-bedroom with light hardwood floors. The spacious living room includes two windows, and the separate kitchen features stainless steel appliances with wooden cabinets. Tenants can place multiple pieces of furniture in the large bedroom includes a closet. This rental also includes access to additional storage space, and tenants will live close to LaGuardia Airport.

3. 161 Beach 60th Street #LL

Lower level apartment in Queens
Neighborhood: Far Rockaway
Price: $2,400
Size: 3 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 25.00%
Those who do not mind a lower-level unit can consider this three-bedroom apartment with tile floors and exposed pipes. The open-concept kitchen and living room include stainless steel appliances, and the bedrooms can convert into a nursery, at-home office, or other recreational space. Tenants can have pets in this apartment, and they will live three minutes from the A train.

4. 59-29 174th Street #1

Kitchen in Queens with wood cabinets
Neighborhood: Flushing
Price: $2,000
Size: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 33.33%
This two-bedroom apartment can flex into three bedrooms, making it an appealing option for small families and roommates. The unit’s large kitchen includes tile floors, light wood cabinets, and white appliances. The bedrooms have smaller windows and tile floors, and the unit provides direct access to the shared backyard. Tenants can access laundry machines in the building and will live near the Long Island Expressway.

5. 67-40 Booth Street #4G

Queens living room with seafoam walls
Neighborhood: Forest Hills
Price: $2,375
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 2.00%
Renters looking for a modern unit with plenty of natural light can tour this luxury studio. The unit opens into the open-concept kitchen and living space, complete with stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, and an island with additional counter space. The living area includes a floor-to-ceiling window. Throughout the apartment, renters will find finishing touches like in-unit laundry, city views, and hardwood floors. This pet-friendly unit rests in a full-service building with amenities like an outdoor pool, fitness center, and 24-hour doorman. Tenants can take a free shuttle bus to the N and W trains.


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.

Note that, given the fast-paced nature of the rental market in New York, certain listings may receive applications and be taken off within days on market. If you are interested in scheduling a showing or have further questions, please make sure to submit an inquiry via the inquiry submission form located on the listing page.

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