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Philly Rent: What Your Tax Refund Rents Right Now

Here’s what $2,900 rents, from a gorgeous Spring Garden home to a swanky Logan Square apartment

Welcome to a special edition of Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various neighborhoods. With tax season ending this week, you’re probably wondering what to do with that hopefully hefty refund. We have five ideas for you. This year’s average refund is about $2,989—here's what that rents around Philly right now.


Southwark (3 beds, 3 baths)—This newly built 3,000-square-foot town home offers luxuries inside and out right on the Delaware River waterfront. It features an open floor plan and a huge master bedroom suite with walk-in closets. But the real eye candy is the rooftop wet bar and deck with views of the river. The development also includes a dog park and parking. Actual monthly rent is $2,950.


Logan Square (2 beds, 2 baths)—Here’s another riverfront unit, only this one is along the Schuylkill River in the Edgewater Apartments. The updated, pet-friendly apartment has access to a 10-acre courtyard with a dog park, and it’s close to the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Schuylkill Banks, and 30th Street Station. Coffee lovers, take note: There’s a 24/7 coffee shop on site. Actual monthly rate starts at $2,916.


Spring Garden (3 beds, 2.5 baths)—Large rooms and original woodwork make this bi-level apartment with its upper floor deck a perfect example of the charm and character that you can find in Fairmount for $2,950 a month. The spacious apartment is close to shopping and public transportation, and offers parking for two cars and central air.


Graduate Hospital (2 beds, 2 baths)—Close to the restaurants and parks of this popular neighborhood, this recently built 3,200-square-foot townhouse offers skylights galore, modern open kitchen-living area, an elegant switch-back staircase, and a roof deck. The master suite is decked out with a jacuzzi and custom shower, too. There’s also a finished basement and private rear yard. It’s asking for $2,950 a month.


University City (2 beds, 1 bath)—Luxury meets history in this loft apartment at the Left Bank. Formerly the Pennsylvania Railroad Depot, this recently renovated apartment building is on the National Register of Historic Places, and retains some of its Art Deco features in each of its fully updated units. A spacious roof deck is open to all residents, though the big windows in the unit offer city views, too. It’s close to Penn Park, too.