Specs: 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,100 square feet
Street view: A one-way school-zone road lined with trees and stoops
Closest train: R at Union
5-minute walking radius: P.S. 321, J.J. Byrne Playground, Calexico, Al Di La Trattoria, Bareburger, Kos Caffe, Buttermilk Bakeshop
Arguably the most winning area in this Park Slope condo is the south-facing living space, which has a sleek gas fireplace, enough space for a dining set, and four windows that look out over the treetops. This all opens up to a kitchen outfitted with cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a real island with some room to float around it. Three bedrooms are slotted toward the back, along with two full bathrooms (one with a jetted tub, another with a walk-in shower), and an in-unit washer/dryer.
This home makes up for a lack of custom built-ins and outdoor space with its center-of-it-all, extremely convenient location. The prewar limestone building located at 383 1st Street sits on a leafy one-way street, halfway between the cluster of restaurants and shops along 6th and 7th avenues. The popular P.S. 321 is just a block away, and you can get to the Park Slope Food Coop in six minutes and Prospect Park in ten. Pets are welcome in this four-story building, which also comes with a relatively easy-to-stomach sum of $415 a month in taxes and common charges.