Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various neighborhoods. With the sweaty, humid weather of late, we decided to look for apartments that offer a quick way to escape the heat: Units with pools. Is one person's riverside loft another person's townhouse with a lap pool? Let's find out! Today's price: $2,100/month.
Northern Liberties (1 bed, 2 baths)—Located at Waterfront Square, this 980-square-foot apartment has an eat-in kitchen with granite counters. But your attention may go elsewhere—not least to the views the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Delaware River or the building’s enclosed pool.
Somerton (3 beds, 2.5 baths)—For $2,075/month you can rent this split-level house in the far Northeast. It’s big: The living room has a vaulted ceiling, there’s a finished basement, and an attached garage. Plus, there’s an above-ground pool in the big backyard.
Penn’s Landing (1 bed, 1 bath)—Adjacent to Queen Village, this apartment in the Residence at Dockside is located a little ways south of Waterfront Square on the Delaware. Photos are lacking, but it offers window and balcony views of the river, easy access to South Street, and of course, the building’s indoor lap pool, fitness center and shared decks looking over the water.
Logan Square (1 bed, 1 bath)—For $2,135/month, this apartment at the Sterling is located in the heart of the Center City, and is an easy walk to Rittenhouse Square or the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The kitchen has granite counters and stainless appliances, many windows offer city views, and there’s a fitness center, roof deck, and pool.
University City (1 bed, 1 bath)—Virtually on Drexel’s campus, this 750-square foot unit at 3601 Market is just one of the many high-end apartments popping up in West Philly. The building offers a modern finishes, a fitness and yoga center, and a computer lab. But the real jawdropper is the roof deck that has a saltwater pool—it’s heated in the winter.