The Priciest Apartments In America’s 10 Most Expensive Cities

Have you ever wondered where the 1% lay their heads at night? Make that the 1% of the 1% lay their heads? These are the 10 most expensive apartment listings in the 10 most expensive cities to live in the United States. As Kanye once said, “Reach for the stars, so if you fall you’ll land on the clouds”—I’d rather land in one of these!

1. New York City:

Flickr: jliba

Flickr: jliba

Meet the new most expensive building in New York City! Simply known as One57, it’s the tallest occupied residential building in the Western Hemisphere and is home to NYC’s two most expensive residential property sales ever: A penthouse that sold to an anonymous buyer for $100.5 million earlier this year. Not to mention the $91.5 million sale of another unit to billionaire hedge funder Bill Ackman, who plans to flip the condo rather than live there. Naturally, this building gave 57th st. the new title of “Billionaires’ Row.”

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They really should add “Anonymous” to that title because many of the occupants aren’t listed. Aside from the Central Park views, these million-dollar units feature a library, a 24-foot aquarium, a pet washroom, and an arts and crafts atelier. Don’t worry, not all of the apartments have been snatched up, there are currently 19 units on the market, ranging from $4.95 million to $58.5 million.

2. Los Angeles, California:

Los Angeles

With interiors completely furnished by famed LA designer Waldo Fernandez and façade by Hetzel Design, this eight-story tower sits on the gateway to 90210—specifically at 8500 Burton Way.

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With three bedrooms—including a master with his and her Hermes-decored bathrooms—private balconies, and a saltwater pool, this $40,000 a month luxury apartment has room service, car service, and 24-hour concierge services. At that price, they should just give you a car.

3. Chicago, Illinois:


I hate to utter the name Trump, but, because I have to, please enjoy this hilarious GIF first:


At $20,000 a month, this 3,100 sq. ft. space can be rented. The three bedroom residences at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago feature at least two fireplaces, master spa bathrooms, and his and hers walk in closets.

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Each apartment wraps around 180 degrees of the building—offering stunning views of the city, Lake Michigan, and the Chicago River. Being a part of the beautiful Chicago skyline has never been more beautiful—or expensive.

4. Houston, Texas:


The Museum Tower Apartments feature the priciest places in Houston. 3 bedroom apartments at the luxe location start at $12,440 a month and offer 12-foot ceilings throughout the entire 4,450 sq. ft. space.

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I’m all about the floor-to-ceiling windows, but my favorite things about any apartment is that it has a washer and dryer in unit. Granted, that could be found in a much cheaper apartment. Or you could just buy four new top-of-the-line washer/dryers every month instead.

5. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 


This Philly apartment features an upgraded kitchen, hardwood flooring, two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and is only a block away from Rittenhouse Square. Sitting in one of the US’s Top 15 most expensive neighborhoods to rent in, this apartment in The Alison rings in at $8,250 a month.

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While the apartment has fancy marble bathrooms, it doesn’t contain pricey features like a private elevator, a pool, or jacuzzi—which, in comparison to the other places on this list, makes it quite underwhelming.

6. Phoenix, Arizona:

For $10,500 a month, this 3 bedroom 3.5 bathroom unit at the Plaza Lofts could be yours! Unit 302 is the only condo in the building above the shops that offers the best views, built in bbq, and a huge patio with a fancy water feature.

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These lofts are fully furnished and offer reserved parking, private access, and sits atop a “wealth of relaxation and fitness opportunities” all without having to leave the building. Laziness and exorbitant  wealth at its absolute finest.

7. San Antonio, Texas:

San Antonio
You can find this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment on the 27th floor of the Grand San Antonio Hyatt in downtown San Antonio. The hotel itself offers some pretty nice luxuries—particularly for the Grand Club King VIP suite. Offering a concierge-staffed lounge, full bathroom services, and a safe big enough to fit your laptop. (Ok, not that exciting, but this apartment really is):

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With a rooftop pool, breathtaking views, stainless steel appliances, tons of fancy furniture, and a 24 hour concierge, it’s really no surprise that this 1572 sq. ft. paradise will cost you $4,950 a month.

8. San Diego, California:

San Diego

This recently remodeled $15,000-a-month apartment in the expensive heart of San Diego doesn’t rely on your desire to simply have beach views: Not only does it have unobstructed panoramic views of the ocean, it has four flat screen TVs that are “strategically located” throughout the space.

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With a pool, space for two cars, and an option for an extra room, this apartment is recently remodeled with custom designer touches. Though, if the TVs are what really draw you in, you could always just buy 12 flat-screens a month instead of living in this luxe apartment.

9. Dallas, Texas:


Unit 2101 of the LaTour Tower in Dallas combined two adjacent units to create a spectacular five-bedroom, six-bathroom home.

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Described as “exquisitely designed formal spaces built from the finest materials,” this home in the clouds offers breathtaking views of the city’s skyline. To the tune of $15,000 a month, this 4,667 sq. ft. space better be exquisite.

10. San Jose, California:

San Jose

Let me preface this with the price of this apartment: $6,490 per month. The real kicker? It’s only 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom and a grand total of 736 sq. ft.—which is roughly the size of a three-car garage.

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The apartment is packed with custom lighting hardware, glass tiles, custom paint, and plush furniture. You even get free dedicated parking (which may or may not be larger than the actual apartment.) Located on “The Row,” the most desirable area of Silicon Valley, the apartment is within walking distance of all of the tech-y, absurdly expensive things you want to do.

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