The deciding factor? Whether you want to wake up to a city skyline or a river view.
If your apartment search has led you to rentals that seem smaller than your childhood bedroom, you’re not alone. But you can pack your life into 400 square feet, especially if that space comes with a killer view. Not convinced? Check out these high-style, small-space Portland, OR and NYC studio apartments for rent. Each has a breathtaking view — and plenty of amenities. Cast a vote for your favorite small space below!
Marvel 29 Apartments: 7227 N. Philadelphia Ave., Portland, OR 97203
This building’s interior hardware was inspired by the design of the St. Johns Bridge; it boasts views of the Willamette River. Perfect for a tenant looking to explore the city during the week and revel in nature on the weekend, the Marvel 29 Apartments in Portland, OR feature high-class amenities for entertaining and proximity to the trails in Forest Park. The apartment building features a rooftop barbecue space and courtyard, perfect for entertaining friends. When it’s time to skip town, locals love kayaking on the river or taking the quick drive up to Sauvie Island for some nature time. This 430-square-foot unit rents for $1,400 per month.
Columbus Square Apartments: 808 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10025
Picture this: You live in a studio tucked away over bustling Columbus Square, with a sweeping view of the Upper West Side of Manhattan from your unit’s floor-to-ceiling windows. When you’re not relaxing in your private city hideaway, you’re enjoying the heated, 70-foot lap pool, elevated, wraparound gardens, or state-of-the-art fitness center, all located within the building. Head outside, and Columbus Square offers proximity to convenient stores including Whole Foods, Duane Reade, Sephora, and Starbucks. Make the short walk to Central Park for an afternoon stroll or jog, or meet up with friends at a nearby bar or restaurant before turning in for the night to your cozy 412-square-foot apartment. Total rent to call this Columbus Square unit home? $3,560 monthly.
(Did we mention they’re both dog-friendly rentals? Don’t forget to save some square footage for Fido!)