Long Island City
Long Island City is a great place to rent because of its affordability and access to public transportation. The average rental cost in Long Island City is $1,100/month for a one bedroom apartment. You can expect to pay about 15% of your income on rent here. That’s less than the national average of 30%.
You can find cheaper apartments in some parts of the city, but you might sacrifice convenience and access to public transportation. Consider moving to a neighborhood that's close to a subway station if you want to save on commuting costs. In general, the closer your apartment is to the center of town, the more expensive it will be—but also the more convenient it will be for getting around on foot or by public transportation. If you're willing to live further out, expect your rent costs and
One-bedroom apartments in Long Island City start at $1,000/month. They can go as high as $3,800/month. New construction properties are more expensive and tend to have higher rents than older buildings. The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is about $2,200/month. The rent for a studio apartment in Long Island City is about $1,500/month. Studio apartments are not as common as one-bedroom apartments, so you might need to look harder to find one.
Long Island City has a lot of high-rise buildings, so it can be difficult to find an apartment that's not on the top floor—especially if you're looking for a one-bedroom or studio apartment. There are also some older, smaller buildings with fewer amenities than newer ones. You may end up paying more rent in order to get an apartment with a dishwasher and/or air conditioning. Long Island City is pretty dense with apartments and business buildings, so there aren't many homes for sale in the area. If you're looking to buy one, your best bet is to look at houses that are for sale nearby and then drive into Long Island City (LIC) on the weekends or after work.