Real Estate NYC's best neighborhoods for first-time home buyers By Cristian Salazar email@example.com Updated January 23, 2016 3:41 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email It may come as no small surprise that there are relatively affordable homes for sale to first-time buyers in nearly every borough of New York City. That's according to a new report from StreetEasy that looked at 2015 listings to find which neighborhoods were the best bets for first-time buyers. Setting their baseline at $524,050, they found 13,518 listings at or below that price. As you might expect, neighborhoods further from midtown Manhattan had larger affordable inventories. But there were five standouts: Riverdale, in the Bronx; Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn; Forest Hills, Queens; Bay Ridge, Brooklyn; and Washington Heights, Manhattan. Riverdale, Bronx Photo Credit: Jeremy Bales Riverdale, an upscale neighborhood in the Bronx, had the most homes available to first-time buyers in 2015: 1,087. Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote, 2013 There were 702 homes available to first-time buyers in Sheepshead Bay in 2015. Forest Hills, Queens Photo Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang Forest Hills had 553 homes available for first-time buyers in 2015. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote There were 340 homes available for first-time buyers in the southern Brooklyn neighborhood of Bay Ridge in 2015. Washington Heights, Manhattan Photo Credit: Linda Rosier Washington Heights had an total inventory of 301 homes available for first-time home buyers in 2015. By Cristian Salazar firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.