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5 charming City Island houses near the beach for under $500K

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These five houses each offer allure on the beloved Bronx island

Welcome to a semi-regular feature, Price Points, in which we pick a relatively low asking price and a type of apartment, then scour StreetEasy to find the best available options around the city. Today's task: City Island properties asking under $500,000.

↑ It’s all about the outdoor space with this charming cottage on City Island Avenue. The 146-foot lot allows for a deep landscaped backyard with a pergola, shed, and multiple sitting areas. The house itself is adorable, and fits a surprising lot into small frame: three bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room, a dining room, and an office. It’s asking $450,000.

↑ A large multi-family house on Bay Street could certainly use some TLC inside and out, making the 2,000-square-foot house ideal for someone looking for a fixer-upper. The house has some standout architectural details, like its cedar shake turret, and the listing notes that hardwood floors hide under the dated carpet. This corner-lot house is on the market for $499,021.

↑ This humble cottage on Carroll Street backs right up to Eastchester Bay. It comes with a sweet little slice of property, and the house isn’t too shabby either: The one-bedroom abode has a newly updated kitchen and bathroom, and new flooring too. Despite its proximity to the water, the listing notes that the house isn’t in a flood zone. (Living here requires flood insurance, though.) It’s on the market for $499,000.

↑ $425,000 buys a two-bedroom, one-bathroom house with parking and a side yard on Minnieford Avenue. The 861-square foot house is petite, but a finished basement provides a clutch accessory space. The house also comes with central air, and is short walk from City Island Avenue’s shops and restaurants.

↑On Tier Street, a self-proclaimed tiny house—that, at 662 square feet, isn’t even the tiniest on this list—is asking $390,000. The house dates to 1940, and comes with two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a small backyard. The beach is at the end of the street.


Which City Island house would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    City Island Avenue
    (64 votes)
  • 9%
    Bay Street
    (26 votes)
  • 50%
    Carroll Street
    (144 votes)
  • 11%
    Minnieford Avenue
    (33 votes)
  • 6%
    Tier Street
    (19 votes)
286 votes total Vote Now