Are you looking for a cozy, minimalist lifestyle in the big city? Maybe you're looking to move out on your own for the first time, or you need a new place for your downtown internship. Whether it's for convenience or necessity, studio apartments can be the perfect fit for you.
If you've looked for studio apartment rentals in Manhattan before, you know how stressful the process can become. If this is your first time, buckle up and learn — and do it the smarter, more convenient way. Here's how it all typically unfolds. You find an available apartment that you fall in love with — maybe it's listed in the paper or online. You call, text, or email the agent. A day or so passes, and you get one of two responses:
If the apartment is still available, you'll go look around inside, and you could still very much be in love with it — finalize your deal with the agent, and it's all yours! But more often than not, it's never that magical or easy. You might walk inside and realize the bathroom is way worse than what the images portrayed, or maybe the dimensions of the space are much smaller than what it appeared. Maybe you realize the neighborhood and community members aren't as welcoming as the agent Landlord made it sound like or that the sound echoes through all of the neighboring walls quite easily.
And then you repeat this process over and over again until you find a studio apartment for rent that is 100 percent available, hasn't been manipulated in the online ad, fits your needs and doesn't wildly exceed your budget.