New York City renters and buyers are used to compromises - and that almost always means space. For singles — and even couples — a studio is the perfect option for those looking to move into their dream neighborhood.

But small living doesn’t need to cramp your style as these four studios prove. 

40 West 72nd Street

Nothing says studio living like a Murphy bed. But this Upper West Side apartment also has spacious closets, and a renovated kitchen and bathroom. The 15-foot-2-inch by 13-foot-7-inch main area may seem small — it will only cost you $399,000 in a full-service, pre-war coop located between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

245 East 24th Street

This alcove studio in Kips Bay offers city views for $499,000. In addition to the main living area, the kitchen also features its own window, along with Caesarstone counters and Murano lighting fixtures. Located in a coop, amenities include a 24-hour attended door, common laundry, bike room, storage lockers and landscaped roof deck.

150 Myrtle Avenue

This Brooklyn studio promises a “unique open layout allowing for maximum comfort.” That layout includes three closets, a washer/dryer, and 11-foot-7-inch by 9-foot-2-inch open kitchen area that leads to a 12-foot-7-inch by 15-foot-3-inch living / sleeping area. The apartment, located in the Downtown Brooklyn / Fort Greene area and listed for $530,000, is all about the views - with its floor-to-ceiling windows that show the Manhattan skyline. The building is also “green” with a fitness center, 50-foot heated indoor pool, and a landscaped multi-level roof garden.

303 Greenwich Street

Consider this studio a starter apartment as the 541-square-foot space has the potential to be combined with a nearby unit. Located in Tribeca, the studio has a 16-foot by 18-foot main living space, pass-through kitchen, bathroom with full tub and “ample closet space.” The two-bedroom apartment next door is also available, and if combined the two places would equal 1,531 square feet. For $775,000, whether buyers choose just the studio or both apartments, they’ll get an elevator building with 24-hour doorman, concierge service, garden courtyard and roof deck.