5 Great Neighborhoods Where You Can Find a One-Bedroom Under $2,600


    The average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn is $2,617, according to the latest market report. For those of you looking out for a good deal, we set out to find five popular neighborhoods where rents are below average.

    These are the neighborhoods where you stand a good chance of finding a one-bedroom apartment priced below the average. For each one, we chose an illustrative listing asking less than $2,600.

    Which apartment would you choose?

    First, a little disclaimer: It’s not clear if the October Brooklyn Rental Market Report (PDF) from MNS studied the entire borough or only the specific neighborhoods mentioned. These included not only the “prime” neighborhoods but also Bay Ridge, Bed Stuy, Bushwick, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens, just to name a few.

    We also checked Douglass Elliman’s October rental report, which covers north, northwest and east Brooklyn, and the average for a one-bedroom was even higher: $2,898.

    Park Slope, average rent: $2,534

    This brownstone garden unit has original exposed beams, wide-plank floors, and a marble fireplace. It’s also just a stone’s throw from the B,Q stop at 7th Avenue and a short walk from Prospect Park. It also has a private patio in the back. The price was recently reduced by $200 a month.

    Brooklyn Rentals in Five Neighborhoods With Below-Average Rents

    100 Park Place, Garden Unit
    Price: $2,400/month
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Bo DeRosa / Behzad Amiri)
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    Clinton Hill, average rent: $2,487

    The new apartments at 531 Vanderbilt were built at condos, but a few units have recently hit the market as rentals. The wood floor is interesting — with oak planks arranged in a herringbone pattern. The kitchens also boast some fancy appliances from Fischer & Paykel, Bertazzoni and Bosch.

    Brooklyn Rentals in Five Neighborhoods With Below-Average Rents

    531 Vanderbilt, 2B
    Price: $2,450/month
    Area: Clinton Hill
    Broker: Aptsandlofts.com (David Chi)
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    Bushwick, average rent: $2,076

    This unit in a brand new building is — surprise! — actually a two-bedroom apartment. But you could always turn that second bedroom into a walk-in closet for your vintage shoe collection or rent it out to tourists on AirBnB. Nearest train stop is the M at Knickerbocker Avenue.

    Brooklyn Rentals in Five Neighborhoods With Below-Average Rents

    207 Palmetto Street #3
    Price: $1,999/month
    Area: Bushwick
    Broker: Corcoran (Donald Lai / Kyle Sennish)
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    Bed Stuy, average rent: $2,066

    This unit on the top floor of a Bed Stuy brownstone has great natural light from windows on north and south exposures — not to mention the skylight spotted in the pic below. The kitchen’s been recently renovated and outfitted with new appliances.

    Brooklyn Rentals in Five Neighborhoods With Below-Average Rents

    490 Decatur Street, #2
    Price: $1,800/month
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Halstead (Lance Bertrand / Howard Ramlal)
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    Crown Heights, average rent: $1,956

    This light-filled corner unit has oodles of space and views of the nearby Lincoln Terrace Park. The listing also claims it has “the largest windowed eat-in-kitchen ever!” The closest train is the 4 at Crown Heights Utica Avenue.


    1745 President Street, 
    Price: $1,500
    Area: Crown Heights
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Cynthia Acevedo)
    See it here ->

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