This Second Empire-style house in East Falls is well worth renting for a commitment-shy family or a group of friends splitting costs. The East Falls CDC describes the community as "an urban village on the Schuylkill," which should serve as reminder to anyone moving in that you must master the spelling of Schuylkill before you do anything else. Size: Five bedrooms, two baths, 2,000 square feet.
Price: $1,950 a month
Outdoor space: Large rear deck, covered front porch, trees and plantings
Arborist's bonus: One large sequoia tree
The village is also home of the East Falls Glassworks, which is just incredibly cool. Don't believe us? Check it out: