Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various Philly neighborhoods. With fall colors on the way, we thought we’d look for rentals that would let you enjoy the view.
Is one person's loft with a balcony another person’s townhouse with a roof deck? Let's find out! Today's price: $2,000/month.
↑ Port Richmond (3 beds, 2.5 baths)—This newly-built three-story townhouse costs a pretty penny at $1,995/month plus utilities, but it’s not so bad if you can find some roommates to split the rent. The master bedroom has the top floor to itself, which leads to the home’s private roof deck with 360-degree views.
↑ Old City (2 beds, 2 baths)—Also for $1,995/month, this apartment has 16-foot ceilings, exposed brick and heavy beams, and large arched windows which harken to its days as a leather tannery. You won’t get any views from the windowless second bedroom, but there’s a shared roof deck with views of the Ben Franklin Bridge and Center City skyline.
↑ Point Breeze (3 beds, 2 baths)—This newly-built home is pretty basic, but the views from the private balcony make up for it. You can also catch a peek of the Center City skyline from one spot in the house, and there's in-unit laundry.
↑ Callowhill (1 bed, 1 bath)—The kitchen in this 750-square-foot apartment at the green-friendly Goldtex building may feel a bit cramped, but otherwise the unit is well appointed. The ceilings are high and several transom windows in the bedroom offer natural light. But the views of the city and the future Rail Park can be appreciated from the multi-level roof deck with a pool.
↑ Rittenhouse Square (1 bed, 1 bath)—This 637-square-foot apartment for $2,023/per month has a kitchen and living area that is open yet tight, and features granite counters and wood floors. It also has a bonus den. The real draw might be the extras at AQ Rittenhouse, like 24-hour concierge service, an on-site wifi cafe, a fitness center, and a shared roof deck with city views.