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Philly Rent: What $1,200 rents in Philly right now

From an Old City studio to a homey 3BR in Holmesburg

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: $1,200/month.

Old City (studio, 1 bath)—Not every unit is newly renovated in Old City Apartments, but the one here has granite counters and stainless appliances in the kitchen and a new bathroom. It’s the location, though, that’s the real selling point. Close to 95 and the fine dining and art, this spot is hard to fault—though parking may be a toughie.

West Powelton (2 beds, 2 baths)—For $1,195/month, this two-story townhouse close to Penn and Drexel has a backyard with access through the kitchen. The house has two cleanly designed bathrooms and old, polished wood floors throughout. And it’s close to Saunders Park and public transportation.

Packer Park (1 bed, 1 bath)—This recent reno in a small multi-unit building is close to 76 access and virtually next door to the Eagles stadium. It has an island bar in the kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances, and this opens to a large living room. There’s also shared laundry in the unit. Sorry, no pets.

Wynnefield (1 bed, 1 bath)—Not far from St. Joseph’s University and the Belmont Plateau, this loft apartment is a new construction with a kitchen that has recessed lighting, granite counters, and lots of cabinets. The bedroom is small, but the closet is large, and there’s in-unit laundry.

Holmesburg (3 beds, 1.5 baths)—There is new flooring in almost every room of this two-story rowhouse close to Pennypack Park. In the bathroom, the tiling is what some may call a ‘80s time capsule, while others may call it vintage. There is a yard (though not for a pup, because pets are not allowed) and garage parking for one car.