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Philly rent comparison: What $900 rents right now

From a micro apartment near Washington Square to a two-bedroom with outdoors galore in Germantown

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: $900/month.

West Powelton (1 bed, 1 bath)—There’s a small but bright kitchen with eat-in counter space in this apartment, which also features a tight loft space. The bathroom is narrow but modern, and there’s a gas heater fitted into a vintage mantle in the living area. The apartment is located close to Penn and Drexel, and it’s only a block from public transportation on Market Street.

Washington Square West (Studio, 1 bath)—The rent is $895/month with all utilities included for this teeny-tiny 200-square foot apartment in the Claremont building. The bathroom is compact, but it has a new sink and cabinets, and the kitchen resembles a USB slot, though it’s got all the basics, and with new appliances. One big perk: Location. It’s on a tree-lined Center City street near Washington Square.

East Oak Lane (2 beds, 1 bath)—Located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Philly, this rowhouse has recently updated kitchen, parquet wood floors, and asmall, raised front patio that overlooks a quiet street with no through traffic. It’s close to Tookany Creek Park, and not far from North Broad Street or shopping on Roosevelt Boulevard.

Holmesburg (2 beds, 1 bath)—This second-floor walk-up in a rowhouse has a small but functional galley kitchen, and there are two decent-sized bedrooms with closets. The apartment also offers a front yard, shared laundry and off-street parking, and small dogs are allowed with a $40 pet fee. You’ll be close to Frankford Avenue, the Pennypack Creek, and I-95 access.

Germantown (2 bed, 1 bath)—For $895/month, this second-floor apartment offers new finishes all around and access to urban farming and outdoor life. It’s directly across the street from wooded Cliveden Park, and scenic walks in historic Awbury Arboretum, or community gardening at the Awbury Agricultural Village.