Manhattan Rental: Soho 1BR for $2,300

Soho is one of New York's most desirable neighborhoods. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment in Soho has everything you could want in a Manhattan apartment: a great neighborhood, lots of space, and lots of light, which is not as easy to find in New York as you might think. Located at bustling Spring and Thompson streets, this apartment is close to great shops, restaurants and art galleries.

Most New York renters settle for finding a decent place to call home, but with this apartment you might actually want to entertain, or simply spend some nights at home. Novel, huh?!
The average rent for a one bedroom in Soho is $2,195. Even though this apartment rents for slightly more, it has some extras that might make the apartment worthwhile. Yes, there are hardwood floors. Yes, there are big windows with light. But it also has great appliances and, being spacious, allows for larger furniture. Finally, you can take your big furniture out of storage and use it here.

With this corner apartment's bright windows, you'll not only be sitting pretty in one of New York's hottest neighborhoods, you will have a great view of it as well. The apartment also is close to many subways and bus lines, which allows easy access to both Manhattan's east and west sides -- a great convenience. One thing to note: The unit does have a broker's fee, so make sure to ask what it is -- they're usually about 15 percent of the total annual rent.

It's often hard to pick a neighborhood in New York City because so many are great, and for different reasons. Sure you can find great restaurants and dry cleaners in all areas, but there is a definite feel to the various borough neighborhoods that should be taken into consideration. If you like downtown living, you could live in Soho with it's elegant stores and hotels, or you could live in the East Village, with it's grittier, bar-filled streets. Or you could go to Tribeca for a more industrial feel (and quieter nights and weekends).

Soho is very desirable, but its crowds of shoppers, especially on weekends, mean it's not for everyone.

But bottom line: Soho is a legendary N.Y. neighborhood and this spacious apartment, at a reasonable price, is a pretty rare find. Sunlight and space and a good price is the New York real estate version of a triple threat.

See other apartments in Soho in our apartment listings.
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