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Philly Rent: What $1,500 rents in Philly right now

From a Kensington 1BR to a brand-new build in Manayunk

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: $1,500/month.

Graduate Hospital (2 beds, 1.5 baths)—This unit is on the first floor of a 3-story rowhome, with carpets in the bedrooms and hardwood floors in the main living area. The kitchen is definitely tight, but there’s a dishwasher and shared laundry in the basement.

Kensington (1 bed, 1 bath)—For just under $1,500 a month, you can live in this remodeled Kensington warehouse unit that’s on in the back of the building. The 700-square-foot apartment features a straight-through layout, with exposed brick, industrial-style windows, and all new appliances. Pet-friendly, too.

Chinatown (2 beds, 1 bath)—This 525-square-foot unit manages to pack in two bedrooms, laundry, and 12-foot ceilings into one apartment. It’s located on the second floor, but its big windows mean you won’t be lacking any natural light. No word on pets.

University City (1 bed, 1 bath)—Just on the edge of Baltimore Avenue, this one-bedroom is in a quintessential West Philly Victorian. It’s been renovated, but it still has character, like the built-in bench in the living area. There’s also a front porch and backyard.

Manayunk (1 bed, 1 bath)—For $1,500, you can live in a waterfront property. This 495-unit is one of the apartments in the new Isle complex on the edge of the Schuylkill River. There’s a fitness center, but given the location the Schuylkill River Trail won’t be far either.