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Philly Rent: What $1,100 rents in Philly right now

From a Fairmount loft to a 3BR house in Olney

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: $1,100/month.

Temple (2 beds, 1 bath)This home was renovated this year and packs in plenty of character into 1,755 square feet of space. In addition to the exposed brick, there’s an electric fireplace and hardwood floors. And it’s a short walk to Temple’s campus.

Olney (3 beds, 1.5 baths)—Here is a two-story rowhouse with a front porch, a rear deck, and additional living space in the finished basement, which includes a half bath. It’s virtually next door to the rolling green of Fisher Park, and it’s about a mile from the far north of Broad Street and another half mile to La Salle University.

Fairmount (1 bed, 1 bath)—This loft apartment is the most expensive of the week at $1,125/month. It may be a little worn, but it still has exposed brick, hardwood floors, and a living area with a vaulted ceiling. There is a sturdy wooden ladder leading to the sleeping loft, which is low, so watch your head. And sorry, but no dogs.

Kingsessing (2 beds, 1 bath)—A thousand square feet is a good size for a two-bedroom. This unit has both a brand new (but tiny) kitchen and bathroom, plus nice-sized closets in both bedrooms. The apartment isn’t far from transit to Penn and Center City. Pets welcome.

Roxborough (2 beds, 1 bath )—This second-story unit doesn’t have the newest kitchen and bath on the list this week, but it does offer large closets, one off-street parking space, and a large shared yard. It’s close to the main commercial district of Roxborough, and it’s a fairly direct commute to Center City by 76 or Kelly Drive.