Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Philadelphia neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,200.
Chestnut Hill (1 bed, 1 bath)—Located in the Chestnut Hill Tower, this 875-square-foot apartment has been recently renovated and comes with plenty of amenities, including a pool and tennis court. There unit also has a huge private terrace, and its within walking distance of bus stops to Center City.
Point Breeze (4 beds, 1 bath)—You can rent an entire rowhome for $1,150 a month in this up and coming neighborhood. Much of the 1,344-square-foot home has been updated, including new appliances and finishes in the kitchen, as well as an upgraded bathroom and bedroom. Laundry is included, and the home is close to public transportation and a block from Point Breeze Avenue's restaurants and cafes.
Spruce Hill (1 bed, 1 bath)—Less than 10 minutes from University City, this Spruce Hill apartment clocks in at 580 square feet and is asking for $1,180/month in rent. Bonus points: It comes furnished. Still, the rent doesn't cover use of the washer and dryer—a $50 added fee each month. And sorry, but no pets.
West Passyunk (3 beds, 1 bath)—On the west side of the bustling Passyunk Avenue is this 1,000-square-foot home that rents for $1,150 a month. The rowhouse opens to a living and dining area separated by a large archway, and the three bedrooms are on the second level. There's also a backyard patio, and quick access to the Broad Street SEPTA line.
Temple (2 beds, 1 bath)—Here's another apartment near a college campus that comes furnished. It's a new construction, and has nice finishes like granite countertops in the kitchen and a tiled bathroom. And at North 15th Street, you're a block from Broad Street and a short walk to the Girard Station.