New York City is famously walkable, but some neighborhoods are better served by retail than others, and that’s something which was highlighted by the pandemic, when New Yorkers shunned mass transit.
Even if you're using transit these days, if you’re considering a move, you may want to search in neighborhoods where you can easily walk to grocery stores, pharmacies, and eateries. There’s a website, WalkScore.com, which rates how accessible these destinations are in a given neighborhood.
Areas within a five-minute walk of essential destinations get maximum points. Scores ranging from 90 to 100 are neighborhoods where you can easily run errands by foot rather than depending on transit, a bike, or car.
New York City in general has a Walk Score of 88, and some of the most walkable neighborhoods include Little Italy, Flatiron, and the West Village.
So, if you want to live in an apartment where you can walk to get what you need, here are five apartments for sale in Kips Bay, Flatiron, West Village, Carnegie Hill and Gramercy Park with a Walk Score of around 100.
181 East 28th St., #502, Kips Bay
This one bedroom, one bath is asking $1,315,000 and has a Walk Score of 100. The new condo features southern views, wide-plank white oak hardwood floors, oversized windows, central air conditioning, and high ceilings, plus Bosch stainless steel appliances and marble slab countertops in the kitchen. Located in Hillrose28, amenities include a 24/7 doorman, concierge services, a gym, and bike storage. Trader Joe’s, Bellevue South Park, and restaurants like Penelope are nearby.
254 Park Ave. South, #4R, Flatiron
This one bedroom, one bath is asking $999,000 and has a Walk Score of 100. Apartment #4R has hardwood floors, recessed lighting, 14-foot ceilings, central air conditioning, stainless steel appliances, a wall of windows, custom metal staircase, and a loft bedroom with a custom closet. Amenities include a full-time doorman, live-in super, laundry room, concierge services, and gym. Gramercy Park, Madison Square Park, and restaurants like Sugarfish are nearby.
131 Bank St., #2, West Village
This two bedroom, one bath is asking $1,250,000 and has a Walk Score of 98. The floor-through apartment has hardwood floors, crown molding, built-in bookshelves, large windows, exposed brick walls, and stainless steel appliances. Pier 46 at Hudson River Park, The Whitney and restaurants like White Horse Tavern are nearby.
131 East 93rd St., #8A, Carnegie Hill
This two bedroom, one bath is asking $899,000 and has a Walk Score of 100. Apartment #8A has hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, oversized windows, picture frame moldings, stainless steel appliances, and custom closets. Amenities include a live-in super, roof deck, laundry room, bike storage, and storage units.
312 East 23rd St., #3D, Gramercy Park
This two bedroom, two bath is asking $1,295,000 and has a Walk Score of 99. The condop has hardwood floors, 11-foot vaulted ceilings, built-ins, custom lighting, stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar, foyer, column, and sliding barn door. Amenities include a live-in super, roof deck, bike room, and laundry room. Morton Williams, Stuyvesant Square Park, and restaurants like Rolf’s are nearby.
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