Image of New York City’s Yankee Stadium with a baseball game underway and thousands of fans filling up the seats.

Don’t miss out on watching your favorite team play in the famous Yankee Stadium. [Photo Credit: Matt Boulton/Flickr cc]

In New York City, athletes who play sports have limited options. Finding sports facilities or courts in public spaces is always a hassle because of the commute, which may often be too long. Those who choose a more private option, like subscribing to gym or club memberships, usually end up paying exorbitant prices to use their sports facilities. So what can a sport enthusiast living in New York City do?

Find a bulding with great sports amenities

What better way to save time and money than by renting an apartment in a building that supports your workout and sporting needs. More apartments are being built with bigger and better sports and gym facilities to cater to the growing fitness trend. To save you the trouble of sifting through countless listings, we have some suggestions for you! These apartments include sports courts and amenities in their buildings, giving you easier access to play the sports you love.

Image of Indoor Swimming Pool in the building of furnished rental NY-17564.

Heated indoor swimming pool in modern studio apartment. (Rental ID: NY-17564)

We recommend staying in this luxurious furnished apartment on the Upper East Side. This studio apartment is a prime place to stay for those who enjoy being active. Not only does it have its own premier health club, it is also well located in an area suited for sports. The building’s Monterey Health Club includes a full service gym, cycling room, fitness classes and even a heated indoor swimming pool as pictured above. Early morning swims have never been easier with their fully accessible pool open at 9am daily. The health club even offers aqua aerobics group classes and swimming lessons for kids. If you are not a fan of water, there are many other options available. A membership to the health club also provides various fitness classes like Zumba, yoga, boxing and Pilates, just to name a few. Residents are granted membership at a special price of $496 for 6 months – more affordable than most high-end gym memberships in New York City.

Image of men running in Central Park with the city skyline in the backdrop.

Stay close to Central Park where there are countless sporting opportunities. [Photo Credit: Patrick Gruban/Flickr cc]

Besides state of the art sports amenities, the apartment is also close to many sports facilities around the neighborhood. With Central Park just an 8 minute walk away, you have easy access to various free or low cost sports. We definitely recommend exploring the park on a bicycle to take in the incredible views and sights from this scenic park. Bicycle rentals start from $15 or you could grab a Citi Bike from any docking station near the apartment. Other activities include boating, horseback riding, baseball and ice-skating. Besides visiting Central Park, you could also try out rock-climbing at Steep Rock Bouldering, a rock climbing gym that is just around the corner from the apartment. If you love the idea of having a health center in your building or are an active visitor of Central Park, this apartment is perfect for you.

Collage of 4 pictures depicting two gyms, one swimming pool and one rooftop terrace from furnished rentals NY-18048 and NY-17302.

Collage of sports amenities in 2-bedroom furnished apartments.

Living with roommates and need a bigger space? These two bedroom apartments have great fitness centers and sports amenities as well. Situated in Midtown West, this high-rise furnished apartment has an in-building fitness facility and a half basketball court. If you are an avid basketball player, this apartment is perfect for you. Gone are the times spent waiting on availability in public courts when you have your own court in the building. If you prefer swimming laps to running up and down the court, you should check out this fully furnished apartment on the Upper West Side. The building has onsite gym facilities and an indoor three-lane lap pool, with no added fee to access the amenities. They also have a bike storage area, perfect for those who love to cycle.

Furnished Apartments near sports

It is rare to find an affordable apartment that boasts all the sports facilities you need. An alternative to that is finding a well-located apartment. You can save money and time on travelling by renting furnished apartments that are situated near your favorite sports facilities.

Image of the Chelsea Piers driving range as seen from the outside with the sun setting and the Hudson River in the foreground.

Catch the view of the Hudson River sunset from the Chelsea Piers driving range. [Photo Credit: Dan DeLuca/Flickr cc]

Chelsea Piers is the go-to destination in Manhattan for trying out new sports. With over 25 different sports to learn, play and compete in, it is an athlete’s paradise. The company also organizes various sports events and programs to cater to sports enthusiasts. If you are interested in joining their athletic and fitness community, you should consider getting a fitness membership.

Image of furnished studio apartment NY-17644 with a cosy sofa and bed pictured in front of a green wall and yellow accents.

Rent this furnished studio rental located near Chelsea Piers to have easy access to various sports facilities. (Rental ID: NY-17644)

Renting a furnished apartment near the popular Chelsea Piers is ideal for members and non-members alike. One of the furnished apartments we would recommend checking out is this beautiful studio in the heart of Chelsea. Just a block away from Chelsea Piers, it gives you easy access to the various sports facilities that are all within walking distance. You could ice skate at the Sky Rink, bowl at Bowlmor or drive, chip and putt at the Golf Club, all while taking in the scenic views of the Hudson River. Additionally, the apartment is right next to the High Line park where you can jog along its 1.5 mile path. Check out our blog for suggestions for other scenic runs in NYC.  If you prefer running indoors, the building has a fitness center with over 6 treadmills and a full range of equipment for use.

Image of smiling young and old people exercising together on the Asphalt green facility.

Workouts for all ages and skill levels in the Asphalt Green sports facility. [Photo Credit:]

Asphalt Green is another favorite place in New York City that provides quality fitness programs and lessons. They pride themselves on catering to athletes of all types of sports and skill levels with exclusive services. Whether you have just gotten into fitness, are learning to swim or training for an upcoming marathon, you will definitely find something that suits your sporting needs. Stay in this furnished studio apartment in Tribeca with Asphalt Green facilities right at your door. The fully secured building has its own gym and is also located near Battery Park City Ball Field where you can play soccer, football and baseball.

Furnished Apartments near sporting attractions

Not all of us can be competitive athletes and some of us prefer watching others play the sports we love. From the New York City Marathon, to watching a live game of one of the city’s hometown teams, there are definitely plenty of sporting events to check out in NYC. If you are an avid fan of watching sports events, you might consider renting an apartment near these attractions.

Image of the inside of the large Madison Square Garden with thousands of seats around an empty basketball court and large screens overhead.

Watch the New York Knicks play at the popular Madison Square Garden. [Photo Credit: Rebecca Taylor/MSG Photos]

Madison Square Garden is the world famous arena that is home to the New York Knicks basketball team and New York Rangers hockey team. The Garden is the oldest and most iconic major sporting facility in the New York metropolitan area, attracting over four million passionate sports fans each year. As the regular hockey season begins, fans of the New York Rangers should definitely consider looking for a place near Madison Square Garden. This Midtown West one bedroom apartment is a great choice for sports fanatics who want to watch their favorite athletes in action. It has an in-building gym and is located only 0.2 miles away from the stadium.

Image of the baseball game in Yankee stadium from the point of view of the batter.

Finding an apartment near the famous Yankee Stadium is a home-run for baseball fans. [Photo Credit: Pixabay]

Another fan favorite, is watching the New York Yankees play at Yankee Stadium. With over 3 million attendees in the regular baseball season last year, Yankee stadium is one of the most visited stadiums in Major League Baseball. Besides baseball, there are also other events like soccer, college football and ice hockey that take place at Yankee Stadium. Beat the crowds by staying in an apartment close to all the action.

Image of a Queen sized-bed with pink accents from shared rental NY-16163.

Rent this shared apartment located near many sports facilities with convenient access to the Yankee Stadium (Rental ID: NY-16163).

This spacious shared apartment in Harlem is two train stops away from Yankee Stadium and has many public sports facilities around the neighborhood. Situated in community-oriented Harlem, it is easy to travel to downtown Manhattan or the Bronx. For those who love an active lifestyle, there is the Frederick Johnson Tennis Courts and the Jackie Robinson Public Pool, both within walking distance from the apartment. The building also comes equipped with its own gym facility and 24-hour doorman.

New York City may have limited housing options catering to sports enthusiasts, but there are unique apartments like those above that can fit your sporting needs perfectly. Whether you are an athlete, gym rat or sports fanatic, New York Habitat is dedicated to finding the perfect property to pair your living arrangements with your sports commitments seamlessly.