If you’re in the market for a luxury, no fee apartments in Brooklyn you’ll have plenty of options. The borough has experienced a residential real estate boom in the past decade, with dozens of new rental towers being built. This has, of course, caused prices to increase as the area has become more desirable, but you can still score concessions at many properties. Without further ado, here’s our list of the best apartment buildings in Brooklyn.
The Best Downtown Brooklyn Apartment Buildings
The neighborhood that has seen the most development is Downtown Brooklyn, where you’ll find some of the most luxurious buildings in Brooklyn. The area is so hot that real estate agents have tried to dub it DoBro in recent years, but that has yet to stick. The properties in the neighborhood are characterized by their height, with many being amongst the tallest buildings in Brooklyn. You can also expect some truly incredible on-site amenities, as each new buildings tries to outdo its competitors.
The Brooklyner, 111 Lawrence Street
Soaring 51 stories, The Brooklyner was the tallest building in Brooklyn for a time. That means that most of its apartments offer incredible views of the iconic NYC skyline. The property also boasts numerous amenities including a lounge, game room, and numerous landscaped outdoor spaces. The Brooklyner Apartments are priced around $2,600 for studios, $3,200 for one-bedrooms, and $4,800 for two-bedrooms.
The Eagle Brooklyn, 86 Fleet Place
The Eagle Brooklyn is a 440 unit luxury building located near the intersection of Downtown Brooklyn and Fort Greene. The property was built in 2018 and is still offering attractive concessions on its luxury apartments. The residences at The Eagle boast high-end finishes with gourmet kitchens, wide-plank flooring, and in-home laundry. Rental prices start around $2,700 for a studio, $3,300 for a one-bedroom, and $4,800 for a two-bedroom.
Hoyt and Horn, 45 Hoyt Street
Another Downtown Brooklyn luxury building that opened in 2018 is Hoyt and Horn, which is located at 45 Hoyt Street, at the neighborhood’s border with Boerum Hill. That means residents of this new rental tower will enjoy being within walking distance of picturesque Brownstone Brooklyn. The interiors at Hoyt and Horn feature a modern design, and the layouts of the apartments are spacious. Highlights of the residences include contemporary kitchens, porcelain tiled bathrooms, and in-home washers and dryers. Rentals in the building are more expensive due to the proximity to Boerum Hill, with studios renting for around $3,000 per month, one-bedrooms around $3,500, and two-bedrooms going for significantly more.
The Hub Brooklyn, 333 Schermerhorn
Another Brooklyn apartment building that was once the tallest in the borough, The Hub Brooklyn is a 55-floor tower that soars 610-feet high. Inside, you’ll find 750 luxury rental apartments and one of the most impressive amenity packages in the entire city. Each of the apartments in the building features top-of-the-line finishes including floor-to-ceiling windows, custom kitchens with integrated appliances, wide-plank oak flooring, solar shades, and in-home laundry. The majority of residences also have corner windows so that you can enjoy sweeping vistas and multiple exposures.
One of the biggest perks of living in the building is the amenities, which include an indoor swimming pool, an impressive sky lounge and numerous landscaped terraces with bbq grills, cabanas, and an outdoor movie theatre. Rental prices at The Hub vary, depending on the size of the apartment, with the cheapest studios starting around $2,800 and prices rising from there.
33 Bond Street
One of the more affordable apartment buildings in Downtown Brooklyn is 33 Bond Street, which was built by TF Cornerstone in 2017. As with all TFC properties you can expect well-managed residences and good value. All of the apartments feature modern finishes and appliances and floor-to-ceiling windows. Select homes also have private balconies or terraces, and larger two-bedroom apartments also have in-unit washers and dryers.
The property’s residents enjoy the excellent amenity suite, which includes an expansive tenant’s lounge, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an indoor swimming pool. 33 Bond Street apartments can be rented for under $2,500 for select studios with one-bedrooms starting around $3,200.
The Giovanni, 81 Fleet Place
Another great Downtown Brooklyn building for more affordable rentals is The Giovanni at 81 Fleet Place. This 15-floor property was built in 2015 and has 205 residences, all of which feature luxury finishes. Tenants enjoy the building’s numerous amenities which include a lounge, gym, yoga room, and a landscaped terrace.
The apartments at 81 Fleet Place Brooklyn from are available to rent starting at around $2,600 for a studio, $3,200 for a one-bed, and $4,000 for a two-bed.
Avalon Fort Greene, 343 Gold Street
No, that’s not a mistake! While the name might make is sound like Avalon Fort Greene is located in Fort Greene, this luxury building is in fact in Downtown Brooklyn. The property was built by AvalonBay Communities back in 2009, before Downtown Brooklyn became popular, so the developer decided it would be a good idea to emphasize the building’s proximity to neighboring Fort Greene. Today, the property offers a good mix of value as the apartments are spacious and well equipped. You can expect pretty standard luxury finishes, including in-residence washers and dryers in each home. The building’s amenities include a gym, roof deck, and a residents' clubhouse. Apartments at Avalon Fort Greene are generally a good value with studios going for around $2,800 and 1-beds for around $3,200. Two-bedroom homes are harder to come by and generally rent for $4,500-$5,000 per month.
There are plenty of other buildings in Downtown Brooklyn
Haven’t found something you like? Don’t worry- there are numerous other rental buildings in Downtown Brooklyn. Some honorable mentions include City Tower Brooklyn, BKLYN Air, and Brooklyn Gold. You can also search all Downtown Brooklyn apartments for rent to better compare individual units.
The Best Brooklyn Heights Apartment Buildings
Clover House, 107 Columbia Heights
Located at 107 Columbia Heights, just steps from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Clover House is a newly converted rental apartment building. The property opened its doors in late 2019 and offers well-equipped apartments in an incredible setting.
The residences at Clover House have luxurious finishes including contemporary stainless kitchens, wide-plank hardwood flooring, and in-home washer and driers.
This Brooklyn Heights apartment building also offers residents plenty of amenities, with a fully-equipped gym, a clubhouse lounge, and a roof deck where you can enjoy some of the best views of Lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. Rental prices at Clover House start around $2,800 for studios, with one-bedrooms going for $3,200+ and most two-beds going for at least $5,000.
The Landing at Brooklyn Bridge Park, 15 Bridge Park Drive
The Landing is a brand new luxury rental building in Brooklyn Heights. The property is located at 15 Bridge Park Drive, right next to Brooklyn Bridge Park, and has 140 apartments.
The property is without a doubt the most luxurious Brooklyn Heights apartment building. Each of the residences at 15 Bridge Park Drive comes equipped with wide-plank oak flooring, oversized windows, in-home washer/dryers, and gourmet kitchens with Caesarstone countertops and stainless steel appliances. The building has all the amenities you could possibly want, with a state-of-the-art gym, a rooftop lounge, a landscaped roof deck, and a kids' playroom. Another perk is that many of the apartments in the building are income-restricted, making it more affordable to live here.
Two other Brooklyn Heights buildings worth checking out are 180 Montague and Instrata Brooklyn Heights. Both are a bit older and located closer to Downtown Brooklyn, but they’re worth checking out if you don’t find a suitable apartment at Clover House or The Landing. Alternatively, you can simply search all of our Brooklyn Heights apartments for rent as much of the inventory is in historic brownstones and row houses.