Upper West Side on a "Budget"


The Grand Millenium 
The Upper West Side has established itself as one of the best neighborhoods to reside in the city—but can it be done on a budget? 

The Upper West Side is one of the few New York City neighborhoods that is able to express a historic past with immaculate architecture, tree lines streets, and boast neighborhood staples like Lincoln Center, while also constantly remaining culturally relevant. The Upper West Side is perpetually considered the top few neighborhoods to reside in Manhattan.

But the real quesiton is—can it be done on a budget? Fantastic buildings reside along the Upper West Side boasting beautiful apartments for less than 2 million dollars. Considering the average price for an apartment in NYC is just under $2m, living in such a great neighborhood for just about the city average is a steal—of course, for the right buyer.

The Grand Millennium

Located in one of the prime locations on the Upper West Side in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, the Grand Millennium offers a slew of luxury amenities. These include a 24 hour doorman, floor-to-ceiling-windows, welcoming an abundance of natural light, terraces and fireplace in some units, gourmet kitchens featuring Bosch, Miele, and SubZero appliances, and spa-like bathtubs with tasteful marble.

In this 32 story condominium, residents will have sprawling views of Central Park, The Hudson River, Lincoln Center, The George Washington Bridge, and the Manhattan Skyline. Easy access to the subway lines, such as the 1, 2, 3, B, C, and D lines make traveling the city a cinch; or stay near and explore endless food and entertainment options at Columbus circle and nearby. A $2m budget will get you a sizeable one bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment totaling nearly 1000 sqft.

100 West 93rd Street

If you travel a little further north, let's say to 100 w 93rd st, you’ll not only be able to secure a one bedroom apartment, but 2, with apartments tagged the best of form and function. The full service condominium comes with a contemporary, serene, sun drenched lobby, a 17,000 sqft, landscaped wrap around terrace, a fully-equipped fitness room, on-site parking, bicycle storage, and easy access to the 1, 2, 3, B, and C lines.

Kitchen in 100 west 93rd street

Apartments were designed by renowned, Curated with a “tailor-made modernism”. Each home has a sleek yet airy flow that features white oak flooring, fully equipped, deluxe fixtures and appliances, with brands such as Bertazzoni, Liebherr, and a custom palette. Bathrooms feature soaking tubs, large scale porcelain tile flooring, and mosaic murals.

1 West End Avenue

Another fantastic option, especially if you desire a brand new building is a 1 bedroom apartment at 1 West End Avenue. The 42 floor condominium designed by acclaimed architects, Pelli Clarke Pelli, is set to be complete by 2017. The glassy, forward thinking development is the perfect fit for those seeking the historic charm of the Upper West Side while living in a new, modern space. Building amenities include a 24 hour doorman and concierge service manning an elegantly crafted lobby, a top of the line fitness center with spa facilities, including a 75-foot swimming pool. 1 West End Avenue features a 12,000 sqft rooftop deck with cabanas, gardens, and panoramic views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline.

Jeffrey Beers exquisitely designed 1 West End Ave living to showcase classic materials with an influence of modern design. Materials include walnut, oak, and bronze which run along the apartments displaying high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Custom chef kitchens are designed by Scavolini and feature Calacatta marble countertops and backsplashes with wood and glass cabinetry.