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Philly rent comparison: What $1,500 rents right now

From a Trinity in Olde Kensington to a classic Passyunk Square house

Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various Philly neighborhoods. Is one person's loft another person’s townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,500/month.

Olde Kensington (1 bed, 1 bath)—This newly built multi-level apartment describes itself as a modern Trinity, with the living room, kitchen, and bedroom each on its own floor. There are bonuses, too: A private balcony and a camera entry.

Spruce Hill (2 beds, 1.5 baths)—You’ll have to wait a bit to move into this bi-level apartment since it’s still under construction. But so far, so good: There are wood floors, stainless appliances, quartz counters, and in-unit laundry. It’s a quick trip to Penn and Drexel campuses, too.

East Falls (1 bed, 1 bath)—This bi-level apartment was renovated a year ago, so even though some rooms may be small, the details should feel crisp. Plus, there’s off-street parking and it’s a short walk to the train station.

Fairmount (1 bed, 2 baths)—For the most part, this cat-friendly loft apartment is carpeted, but there is some exposed wood and brick. There is a high ceiling in the living room with unusual arched details, and the kitchen is small with granite counters and lots of cabinets. Bonus: In-unit laundry.

Passyunk Square (3 beds, 1 bath)—A three-story home with 1,485 square feet is rare in the heart of South Philly. This one for $1,495/month was remodeled in recent years and features wood floors, a simple kitchen that’s open to the living area, a small outdoor patio, and two floors of bedroom space above. It’s a half block from the Italian Market, too.