Are you ready to rent a new apartment in New York City? One of the biggest challenges you’ll face is deciding which neighborhoods to scout. Each NYC neighborhood has its own unique personality, and finding the ones that cater to renters is essential. Whether you’re looking for a great deal or you want to be close to all the action, these are the hottest NYC neighborhoods right now for rentals.

Upper East Side

You may be surprised to learn that the tony Upper East Side is actually a great place to score an affordable rental, with rents starting at about $1,700 a month. What makes it special is that you’ll hobnob with wealthier New Yorkers who have purchased homes or work in the neighborhood. Living here means enjoying high-end shopping (even if it’s just window shopping) and taking in some of the city’s best cultural attractions like Museum Mile and Central Park.

East Village

Do you need excitement and crave a bohemian vibe? Then the East Village is the place for you. Here you’ll find tons of college students and a neighborhood with a strong creative personality. The East Village is known for its outstanding food scene, with some of the city’s trendiest bars and restaurants. It’s also one of the best places in the city to experience the nightlife. Apartments here tend to be small, but the trade-off is being in the middle of everything. Rents start at around $1,800 per month.

Financial District

Do you want quiet and convenience? Then check out the Financial District. FiDi has become a trendy neighborhood in the last few years and it’s one of Manhattan’s most unique areas. It’s both a commercial hub and a quiet, down-to-earth residential area with more and more people moving to the neighborhood. The number of rentals here is growing, and you can find a FiDi apartment starting at around $2,200 a month. You can’t beat the convenience of the location, as public transportation is plentiful and it’s easy to get just about everywhere from here.

Clinton Hill

If you’re more into the Brooklyn scene, Clinton Hill can be a good place to find a more affordable rental as prices can be lower than in other parts of the borough, especially in some of the older buildings. Rents here start at about $1,900 per month. This neighborhood has a young vibe and lots of trendy bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. There are also plenty of transportation options, with the G and the C trains close by and several bus lines.

Astoria Ditmars

Finally, for those who want cultural diversity, head to Astoria Ditmars in Queens. This neighborhood is active and safe and features several museums and attractions, including the Museum of the Moving Image. You’ll also find many independently owned bakeries, cafes, and restaurants – a plus if you like a wide range of cuisines. Though there is a developing nightlife, it’s still a calm and tranquil place. It’s one of the cheapest places on the list for rents, starting at about $1,500 a month. There are many transportation options including the M, R, N, and W subway lines, as well as Citi Bike stations.

Contact Platinum Properties today

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