NYC Metro Area Guide

Searching for an apartment in New York City, the most populous city in the United States, provides the opportunity to explore this dynamic city. Home to singles and families, New York City is divided into 5 different and unique Burroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Taking time to research each of the Burroughs is a great way to start your search.

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The city is famous for its many skyscrapers and they may be some of the first features you notice.  Some of the most noteworthy of these structures include the Empire State Building, the Woolworth Building, the Chrysler building and the Conde Nast building, which provides an example of green design.

New York is home to a significant number of parks located throughout the city. The most famous of which is probably Central Park. Central Park includes lakes, pools, ice skating rinks, the Central Park Zoo, the Central Park Conservatory Garden, the Jackie Onasis Reservoir, Belvedere Castle,  Swedish Cottage, the Marionette Theatre and of course the historic carousel. Other notable parks in New York include the Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Prospect Park, Corona Park, the Bronx Zoo, and New York Botanical Gardens.

New York is world renowned for its entertainment and performing arts industries as well as its celebrities.  The city is home to over 500 art galleries. The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts includes Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, the New York City Ballet, the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Julliard School, and Alice Truly Hall. Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Rockefeller Center and of course “Broadway” are the city’s largest and most renowned theaters. If luxury shopping is important be sure and check out 5th and Madison Avenues.

Sports teams also abound in “the Big Apple.”  New York is home to two MLB teams the New York Yankees and the New York Mets along with two minor league teams the Staten Island Yankees and the Brooklyn Cyclones. The NFL is represented by the New York Jets and the New York Giants, while the NHL is represented by the New York Rangers, the New Jersey Devils, and the New York Islanders. The New York Knicks of the NBA, the New York Liberty of the WNBA, and MLS’s Red Bulls of New York all reside in the city. Queens also hosts the US Tennis Open and the New York Marathon is held in the city every year.   

In addition to endless entertainment, arts and parks there are also many beautiful New York City apartments. Whether you are eager to live in a booming metropolis or relax in a quaint suburb, New York has something for everyone. If you haven’t narrowed down your apartment search to a specific city or neighborhood within the greater New York City area, our Area Guides and Neighborhood Reviews will certainly point you in the right direction. Choose from the cities below to learn about their living style, demographics and neighborhoods. Once you find the right area to suit your needs, finding an apartment will be easy.

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Here is the average rent in the NYC Metro area for a Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartment.