Want to live near a Septa station? It'll cost you.
A new transit tool released by the rental website Trulia reveals the median rent within a 15-minute walk to the nearest subway or trolley station. An apartment by 30th Street Station goes for about $1,950 a month. Over by Huntingdon station, however? $1,375/month.
The recently launched Trulia tool Rent Near Transit allows users to look up rentals within walking distance to Septa stations without shuffling between maps and apartment listing sites. The search function is available for San Francisco, DC, Chicago, and Boston, and the developers say they plan to add more cities' transit systems later down the line.
Here's the median rent near Septa stations—the prices are updated regularly as the market changes.
From here, you can click on each station and find a list and map of available units.
It's helpful information, especially at a time when the average commute in Philadelphia is about 29 minutes and 50 percent of Philadelphians commute by car. We reported yesterday that 63 percent of people who live in neighborhoods like the River Wards, Northern Liberties, or Gray's Ferry drive to work in Center City.
Meanwhile, Trulia's latest report ranks Philadelphia as the seventh most transit-friendly city in the country, tied with New York and Boston.
- Rent Near Transit [Trulia]
- Cool map shows how people commute in and out of Philadelphia [Curbed Philly]
- Here's where you should live if you want to walk to work in Philly [Curbed Philly]
- What $1,400 rents in Philly right now [Curbed Philly]