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Philly Rent: What $1,600 Rents Right Now

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From Northern Liberties and Port Richmond, to Manayunk and Mt. Airy, to Grays Ferry

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 persons's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,600/month.

West Mt. Airy (2 beds, 1 bath)—If you're not looking to buy this carriage house, here's an adorable one that you can rent. The 1,400-square-foot rental unit was recently renovated, though it still has a plenty of character, from the exposed beams in the bedroom loft, to the spiral staircase, to the blue tiles around the bright red front door. It also has the most outdoor space of all of the rental units—a picturesque garden to boot.

Grays Ferry (3 beds, 2 baths)—As the top zip code for house flips in Philly, we're not surprised that this Grays Ferry home has been impressively renovated. The 1,200 square feet home features hickory floors, exposed brick, new kitchen appliances, and updated bathrooms. For those with safety concerns, there's a new camera and intercom system. Small pets are welcome (there's a cute back patio).

Port Richmond (3 beds, 2 bath)—Located in one of the more affordable neighborhoods in Philly, this 3-story home clocks in at 1,132 square feet and rents for $1,550 a month. That'll get you an open floor plan on the first level, two beds and a full bath on the second, and a master bedroom on the third. (Note: The listing says the home has one bath but the description says it has two full baths.) No word on pets.

Northern Liberties (3 beds, 2 baths)—This home is a spacious 1,313 square feet and includes the large vacant lot next to the property. It has two full baths, although one is on the first level with the kitchen and the living area. You're also just a couple of blocks from Girard Station and Frankford Hall.

Manayunk (4 beds, 1 bath)—This three-story home in Manayunk has the most bedrooms out of all of the rental units, but just one bathroom. Also: There's carpeting in nearly every room. But the archway and built-in bookcases in the living area bring some character into the home. Plus, it's one block from Manayunk's Main Street and the Manayunk station, making for quick access to Center City.