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Philly Rent: What $1,800 rents in Philly right now

From a NoLibs loft to a 3BR in Walnut Hill

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 person’s townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,800/month.

Northern Liberties (1 bed, 1 bath)—Soaring ceilings and some industrial history is what this 830-square-foot unit at the Iron Works Lofts has to offer. Well, that and hardwood floors, exposed brick and beams, and an island kitchen with granite counters, plus a location that puts you close to Girard Avenue. Furry friends welcome.

Manayunk (2 beds, 2 baths)—Bookworms will either love or hate the redevelopment of the old Manyunk Library for $1,795/month. Most of the historic details appear to be on the outside, since the unit features new finishes, as well as a sliding glass door with patio access. The location is about a 10 minute walk to Main Street. PETS?

Newbold (2 beds, 2 baths)—For $1,794/month this brand new development may save you a little money on utilities with its LEED certification. The 2-bedroom unit is an open floor plan, plus the building courtyard collects rainwater for planters. It’s close to Broad Street and the South Philadelphia Tap Room. PETS?

Walnut Hill (3 beds, 2 baths)—This newly built multi-story unit features hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and in-unit laundry. The kitchen lacks counter space, but it’s just a few blocks from an eclectic mix of businesses, like Kaffa Crossing Ethiopian cafe and Local 44. It’s also an easy commute to UPenn, Drexel and Center City.

Kensington (2 beds, 1 bath)—Over in one of Philly’s many booming neighborhoods, this interesting loft-style unit clocks in at 1,095 square feet, but it may seem even bigger thanks to its 25-foot-tall ceilings. And expect lots of light with those warehouse-style windows. Large pups welcome, too.