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Philly Rent: What $1,000 Rents Right Now

From Temple and Kensington, to West Philly and West Mt. Airy, to Washington Square West

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: $1,000/month.


Cobbs Creek (3 beds, 1.5 baths)—At 1,300 square feet, this rowhome in West Philly offers the most space out of all of the units featured here. It's been recently fixed up with new tiling, kitchen finishes, and paint. The carpets—no hardwoods here, sorry—are new, too. The big bay window in the upstairs bedroom is a nice touch, and there's a front porch and back yard. Cats only.


North Broad Street (1 bed, den, 1 bath)—
Just about three blocks from Temple is this unit located in the 15-story Apartments @ 1220 building. $1,000/month rents you one bedroom and a den with hardwood floors. There's also a fitness center, laundry, a media room, and study/work lounges—yes, it's a mix of both Temple students and young professionals.


Kensington (2 beds, 1 bath)—Just on the edge of Northern Liberties, this simple 700-square-foot unit has a small kitchen, a living area, two beds and one bathroom. No amenities, but you're just a block from the Girard Station on the El and a short walk to Frankford Avenue. Sorry, no pets.


West Mt. Airy (1 bed, 1 bath)—
Located in the Segwick Gardens, this unit clocks in a 620 square feet. Though built in 1939, the apartments have been renovated and there's a fitness center, laundry facilities, and courtyard. Its address at 440 W. Sedgwick Street means you're about an 8-minute walk to a small hub of Mt. Airy restaurants, including Goat Hollow.


Washington Square West (Studio, 1 bath)—For $1,050/month you'll mostly find studios in Center City, like this one in the Arts Condominium building at 13th and Locust. It's on the 14th floor, so expect pretty good views or at the very least, lots of light. The kitchen is very basic, so don't expect to spend much time there. If it helps, utilities and basic cable are included in the rent. Pets allowed.