You love your neighbors, the corner coffee shop is the best people-watching spot in town (not to mention the barista makes the tastiest flat white), and you’re close to public transportation. Everything about your current living situation is ideal, except for the fact that your apartment is too cramped or too dark. But what if you could rent your dream apartment for less than $2,000 per month? We rounded up seven apartments under $2K with friendly neighborhood vibes (flat white included!) and convenience where you’ll be sure to feel right at home.
Contemporary style: $889/month, Bexley Panther Creek in Cary, NC
Live in style at Bexley Panther Creek, which features a recently renovated clubroom, a business center with Wi-Fi, a new pool house, and well-equipped fitness center. You’ll enjoy proximity to highways including I-540 and Highway 55, as well as a five-minute commute to Research Triangle Park. Sensing you’ll have extra time to spare with that short commute? Adopt a furry friend to keep you company — the apartments are dog- and cat-friendly!
Living in the sun: $900/month, Del Sol Apartments in Scottsdale, AZ
If you’re looking at apartments for rent in Scottsdale, with a sense of community, the revamped Del Sol Apartments have just what you’re looking for. The building offers remodeled units with contemporary finishes and amenities like a washer and dryer, dishwasher, and wood-burning fireplace. Residents have access to a new clubhouse, pool, outdoor kitchen, and fitness center. Bring Fido along to experience the new pet park (with an agility course!), or head out on a walk to visit nearby schools, shopping, and dining in North Scottsdale.
Cat Mountain hideaway: $1,260/month, Post Park Mesa in Austin, TX
Work and play have never coexisted so seamlessly. When it’s time to work, you’ll enjoy a quick commute to the nearby Technology Corridor and central business district. When it’s time for recreation, step outside your one-bedroom apartment and enjoy views of Cat Mountain, plus hikes at nearby Bright Leaf Preserve and the North Cat Mountain Greenbelt trail. Enjoy the northwest Austin building’s amenities, such as a pool and volleyball pool, or check out the nearby Arboretum district, with great shopping and dining options.
Bring the outdoors in: $1,475/month, Broadstone on 9th in Denver, CO
The only thing to turn your gaze from your new Denver apartment’s wood-style plank flooring, stainless steel appliances, and floor-to-ceiling windows will be the sweeping views of Mount Evans and the Rocky Mountains. Recreation here means working out in the fitness center or hanging by the pool. Whether you work from home or head to the office, the apartment is built to accommodate, with a large business center and a prime location near the University of Colorado Health Center complex.
Close to the action: $1,615/month, Harborview Apartments in San Diego, CA
Live in the middle of the action in San Diego‘s active Marina District when you rent an apartment at Harborview. The studio apartments are close to a bevy of restaurants in the Gaslamp District, PETCO Park, the San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park Golf Course. Enjoy the rooftop pool and shared barbecue at the residential building as well as unparalleled views of the city. The new floors, countertops, and appliances in each apartment are just icing on the cake.
Historic charm: $2,000/month, 1024 Gates Ave. #1A in Brooklyn, NY
The converted building housing this apartment was a prewar bank and now hosts residential living in high-end style with 9-foot windows, hardwood floors, and separate kitchens, as well as a 24-hour doorman, on-site gym and cafe, and a 12-seat movie theater. And that’s far from the best perk of this apartment, which is located close to Stuyvesant Heights and Bushwick and one block from the Gates Avenue J-train stop in Brooklyn. The unit has its own 12-by-12-foot private outdoor space so you can enjoy a bit of nature even in the middle of the city.
Prime location on the Loop: $2,000/month, 1417 W. Erie St. #2 in Chicago, IL
Wake up each morning in this light and bright two-bedroom apartment close to Chicago’s famed business district, the Loop. The 1,200-square-foot home has hardwood floors, a working fireplace, and a renovated kitchen with new appliances. Bonus: Proximity to the in-demand restaurants in the newish neighborhood of River West will ensure you don’t have to travel far on the nights you don’t want to cook.