Manhattan Apts: Terrace View Apartments vs. Balcony Apartments

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Manhattan Apts:  Terrace View Apartments vs. Balcony Apartments

Many people often confuse the two terms for apartments in Manhattan.  A terrace is usually larger than a balcony.  Often times it and is on a set-back or some sort of terra firma.  In Manhattan they can typically be found on rooftops and are graced with in ground plantings.

Terrace View Apartments NYC

Balconies usually jut out from the building facade, is much smaller and usually have a railing surrounding the

area and are much smaller than a terrace. 

 NYC Balcony View

It is important to note that when you purchase Manhattan apartments fitted with a balcony, if the unit is situated on a high floor, it will obviously provide you with a gorgeous sweeping view, but will often times be too windy for the occupants to utilize it as much as they would like.

On the other hand, an apartment that has a terrace, the railings are usually concrete walls that come high enough and shield the occupants from the unpredictable NYC weather and wind that we typically experience. NYC apartments with their own private terraces will be much more expensive than ones with just a balcony.

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Comments (3)

Charlie Ragonesi - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

I read this because the first 33 years of my life were spent i the city of New York. Thanks for the post it is a trip down memory lane for me.

Jul 28, 2011 02:57 AM
Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

I hope you enjoyed the reminiscing!  Manhattan is great! Love it here. Hope you did too :)

Jul 29, 2011 05:31 PM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Thanks for clearing up the confusion.  I would love to have a balcony in Manhattan.  The people watching would be fantastic!

Aug 06, 2012 06:57 AM