Working families often have several choices when figuring out where to live in Downtown Manhattan, with adequate school districts, proximity to beloved restaurants and shopping, and easy work commutes to consider in their decision-making. There are some excellent neighborhoods south of 34th Street that will fit every need and budget, with some extra amenities thrown in for you and your family. Here we will go over some of our favorite buildings in a variety of neighborhoods that we are sure you will love, and show you 3 terrific buildings for working families in downtown Manhattan.
The East Village is synonymous with indie boutiques, artists, and hipster chic – it is not as well known for the steals it offers in apartments. 242 East 10th Street ($) is an East Village jewel with rooftop views, walk-in closets, and luxurious remodeled bathrooms with marble tile. When you step outside for grub, you are greeted with eclectic choices such as Black Seed Bagels if you are craving breakfast, Sobaya around the corner if you are in the mood for udon noodles, and ChikaLicious Dessert Bar if you are fighting your sweet tooth, as well as other delicious options.
Additionally, if you are searching for great schools for your children when considering an apartment, P.S. 19 and East Side Community High School are both highly ranked and are a few minutes by walk.
If the East Village is not your scene, and you prefer to not compete with your kid for the bathroom in the mornings, you may want to try the Chrystie at 229 Chrystie Street ($$$$) in the historical Lower East Side. A standard 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment comes with wood floors, an in-unit washer/dryer. The elevator building also offers a fitness center, a rooftop sundeck with grills, a lounge with billiards, and a children’s playroom, and includes doormen service.
There is also a Whole Foods on the ground floor, with a community center adjacent, including a basketball court and swimming pool to help you stay in shape. The Chrystie is also minutes away from Cascades High School, P.S. 130, and P.S. 140 – all of which are well-regarded if you are looking for excellent education for your tween or teen.
If you want absolutely the best public education that Manhattan can provide, we suggest looking at apartments in Tribeca. The 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartments at Barclay Tower ($$$) are a pristine choice, as they offer in unit washer dryer, marble bathrooms, spacious wood floors in an open concept layout, with large bay windows.
The building itself offers amenities such as a doorman, gym, garage, indoor pool, and elevators, with immediate proximity to a variety of trains for your morning work commute and your child’s school train to PS 234 or perhaps P.S. 397. Additionally, this upscale area of New York City is picturesque, teeming with restaurants, bars, and boutiques and is attractive to many New Yorkers because of its centralized location.
With any of these options, you really cannot go wrong in your hunt for a reasonable apartment in Downtown Manhattan – as they all have great proximity to public transit, restaurants, shopping, and education for your children.
You may want to see more than just these 3 terrific buildings for working families in downtown Manhattan. Do you? What neighborhoods would you like to see more buildings from?
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