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What $1,200 Will Rent You Around Philly Right Now

Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various neighborhoods. Is one person's loft another persons's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,200/month.


Brewerytown (2 beds, 2 baths)—This 3-story home built in 1925 has a den that can be converted into a third bedroom, a small yard with gardening space, and is within walking distance of Fairmount Park, the zoo, and restaurants. The catch: A few days of the year the owner stays on the second floor, which is closed off to the renters anyway.


Graduate Hospital (1 bed, 1 bath)—This listing has a lot of ideas for you, like turning the walk-in closet into a second bedroom, for example. (Is that even legal?) The 700-square-foot apartment can also come furnished, and the basement is finished and can be converted into extra living space.


University City (2 beds, 1 bath)—Located at 46th and Baltimore Ave., this light-filled apartment has been recently renovated and is within a 10-15 minute walk to Penn. There are bamboo floors, new windows, IKEA cabinets in the kitchen, and a decorative fireplace. But no pets.


East Passyunk Square (3 beds, 1.5 baths)—This property has had a lot of updates in the past few years, including new hardwood floors, a gas heater, and front windows. The roof was also re-coated and the facade was re-stuccoed. And in addition to the 3 bedrooms, you have access to a private patio and garage.


Manayunk (3 beds, 1 bath)—Two blocks from Main Street Manayunk, this corner townhouse features hardwood floors, a front porch, and a back patio. The first floor is an open-floor plan with room for a living area and dining space. Laundry is also available in the unit.

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