Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another persons's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,650/month.
^ Here is an Old City two bedroom right on Elfreth's Alley. There's a deck, access to a mossy patio, several fireplaces, tons of built-ins, and the privilege of living on the oldest street in the nation. Tons of creakiness might accompany all that character, but the views of the Ben Franklin Bridge might make up for that. Rent is $1,700/month.
^ This Powelton row offers tons of space, two full baths, (both equipped with claw footed tubs,) and hardwood floors. It's close enough to walk to either UPenn or Drexel, and it's not too far from the El either. Rent is $1,700/month.
^ Here's a Rittenhouse bi-level one bedroom. It's in a historic row, but comes with high-rise amenities like 24 hour video surveillance and "24/7 on call service". There's also a spiral staircase, a dishwasher, and a garbage disposal. Rent is $1,650/month.